do get these rights expect BA
to appeal. Whatever the outcome there will be probably be an appeal by one side or another. Personally I favour BA
getting these rights for the reasons expressed above, namely that AF
are stealing a march on BA
on a European level and simply allowing BD
into the market in the name of competition on a UK-India level would be short sighted. Plus, to be fair, VS
have come out with some favourable decisions in the past couple of years - Shanghai, Port Harcourt, Sydney (Pending I know, but BA
might have fancied these rights itself given that QF
holds all 28 Australian frequencies). And while VS
initially lost out with Las Vegas after BA
got Denver, it got there when BA
Basically I hope the CAA take a wider view than simply UK-India and take into account European competition. VS
daily to BOM and DEL with BA
operating an additional four frequencies to MAA and three weekly to Bangalore would open up new routes and add competition. If more frequencies are allowed next yaer after new talks then look at allowing BD
into the market, but not one so restricted as now.
Lol, but then I'm jumping the gun before the announcement!