Having watched BA
go from a daily DC-10 to 17 weekly 777 flights, I have always been fairly amazed at how much and how quickly the Houston market has developed for British Airways. I can vouch for the route's outstanding profitability through discussions I have had with various BA
and airport staff. Like has already been said, all flights will be four class 777s in the near future, which will serve all the more to send profits soaring. The demand for premium services is certainly there. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see LGW
go true double daily before too long.
I have wondered what will happen in the event of LHR
opening up. Obviously LHR
is a no brainer, considering the trouble they are going through to fly it right now. But it seems that LGW
has developed into a market unto its own, so I can't help but wonder if LGW
will survive even in the event of LHR
Either way, I love being able to see three BA
777s on the ground at IAH
some times...it's a cool sight I would not have imagined just a few years ago. Now if only KLM would follow suit!