I believe that BMIbaby will be looking to expand either
a) with another airline or carrier on a rather large basis, for example they already have a codeshare with Air Wales out of CWL
on some routes. BMIbaby sell the flight and then BMIbaby advertise it on their website, it's still a BMIbaby flight and has a BMIbaby flight number, just without the BMIbaby aircraft.
b) Buy more aircraft - lower the fares and "try" to compete EVEN
more with the likes of FR
As for LCC at CWL
... well we have BMIbaby (biggest carrier at CWL
) and also FR
who have a twice daily flight to DUB
. I am not too sure if you would class Air Wales as big but they have a rather large presence at CWL
with them operating domestic and short haul international routes using the ATR42.
I believe that another LCC will open up at CWL
within 2005, not to live alongside BMIbaby but to remove them. Possibly, ThomsonFly..
have mentioned that they would like to open some more routes from CWL
and possibly even make it into a hub if routes went well..
General Consensus :
The UK will lose at least 1 or 2 LCC..
I believe that MyTravel Lite will disappear along with EUJet..
will expand further at their current bases and possibly open up more routes from other hubs.
BMIbaby + Jet2 + FlyBE will survive.. just.. but will be looking to join forces with each other or other carriers but will do fairly well.
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