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BA, World Most Profitable Airline.

Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:29 am

Like us, love us or hate us....seems we are doing something right!
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From UK Daily Mail, Sun 13th March:
"BA makes history with profits record"

"British Airways is about to stun the industry by becoming the world's most profitable airline for an unprecedented second successive year. The company will report operating profits of more than GBP525 million for the year ending March 31 when it announces final results in May. The financial triumph in the face of huge fuel price rises and ruthless competition from subsidised rival American carriers will form a remarkable legacy from Rod Eddington, the carrier's departing Australian CE. When he arrived in 2000, morale was low, the company reported pre-tax losses of GBP241 million and was languishing at 21st place in the profitability league. The figures to be announced on Friday May 13 are expected to trigger bonuses for all employees. Eddington told Financial Mail that cutting costs was 'part of a never ending journey'. He said: 'You can never relax, you have always got to keep an eye on them.' In his five years at the airline, Eddington has axed 15,000 jobs, but staff costs and the price of aviation fuel continues to rise. And BA still has to finance huge debts, though they have fallen from GBP6 billion to GBP3.5 billion...."

Let's hope Willie can keep up the good work!
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:32 am

Quoting Monkeyboi (Thread starter):
The financial triumph in the face of huge fuel price rises and ruthless competition from subsidised rival American carriers will form a remarkable legacy from Rod Eddington, the carrier's departing Australian CE.

Great result! I assume the 'subsidised rival American carriers' is a reference to protracted Ch 11 protection.
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:47 am

Worlds most profitable airline???

What about:

Qantas
Cathay Pacific
Singapore Airlines
Emirates

All these airlines have been making record profits for years.
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:50 am

Quoting Monkeyboi (Thread starter):
UK Daily Mail

Must read with great caution, then, especially as information for publication invariably comes from The Sun!  Wink

If it's all true, then well done BA!
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:06 am

The company will report operating profits of more than GBP525 million

There's a big difference between operating profit and actual profits - I believe even United is posting an operating profit. Bad bad journalism.
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:15 am

Quoting Monkeyboi (Thread starter):
Like us, love us or hate us....seems we are doing something right!

We are indeed doing something right. Despite all the difficulties of the past year, the bad press and all, this is a significant achievement for all of us who work for BA and have worked to ensure that we succeed. Let's hope we can continue to do what we've been doing and serve our customers with pride....and of course achieve bigger profits.
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:16 am

Quoting OzGlobal (Reply 1):
Great result! I assume the 'subsidised rival American carriers' is a reference to protracted Ch 11 protection.

BA was also unhappy that US carriers got security modifications paid for post 9/11 by the state, whereas BA had to pay for these itself.
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:25 am

An article to the same effect also led the front page of the Observer Business Section today.

And although Qantas, Emirates etc have been making record profits for years, none of them quite at the GBP525 million mark. When has Qantas ever made anywhere near the region of AUD1.28 billion profit?? (the equiv of GBP525 million).
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:31 am

They soon wont be if they keep giving greedy IB all their routes. They shouldnt have surrended Caracas and Bogota just so IB could get their hands of British passengers via Madrid!
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:31 am

Congrats to BA! Well done. Now when is LHR going to be expanded.  Smile

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Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:37 am

Quote:
And although Qantas, Emirates etc have been making record profits for years, none of them quite at the GBP525 million mark. When has Qantas ever made anywhere near the region of AUD1.28 billion profit?? (the equiv of GBP525 million).

Actually QF is set to report a $1.2billion profit later this year after reporting a $601.3 million half year profit in Feb.
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:43 am

Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 9):
Now when is LHR going to be expanded.

More importantly, when is it going to get the Bermuda II monkey off its back?  Smile
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 6:23 pm

More importantly,

when is BA going to add some new routes because Europen passengers are now turning to AF and LH because BAs route map is not anymore so interesting. BA has quit a lot of important markets where money could be made : Asia, South America... They are still weak in Eastern Europe and West Africa.

Come on BA.
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:56 pm

Having worked at BA for 6 years now, it is rewarding to finally read some positive press on the company (especially from the Daily Mail which, more than any other paper, loves to bash BA for any reasons...).

Terminal 5 will be the biggest intra-airport move of any airline in the World, and promises to cut costs massively, and offer the World-class terminal facility BA deserves to compete effectively with LH and AF in Europe.

Having done an internal training course day, I have, for the first time in ages, heard of INVESTEMENT rather than CUT! A feel-good word for all staff at BA! New on-demand IFE, alongside with noise cancelling headphones for F/C are on the cards, as well as brand refresh for F and Club Europe... There was even a hint of new plane orders, although nothing for the next two years, or until debt has been lowered further.

A proud worker.

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Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:59 pm

Quoting AIR MALTA (Reply 12):
BA has quit a lot of important markets where money could be made : Asia, South America

Obviously money wasn't being made from those routes, otherwise BA would have kept those routes. BA operates into markets that make sense for BA to be there. BA won't simply fly to a destination just to be able to say that they fly to x number of destinations or to some market where the airline is making a loss. The fact that despite not having an "interesting" route map and still can make the profit that we did, is credit to BA's route planners and all staff.
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:00 pm

Good new for BA!

But please bring back SAN!!!!


Rob!
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:15 pm

Quoting Speedbird2155 (Reply 14):
The fact that despite not having an "interesting" route map and still can make the profit that we did, is credit to BA's route planners and all staff.

It may work in the short term, but BA is loosing a lot of potentail passengers to AF and LH. I explained that previously. In Austria as in Tunisia (where I lived), nobody thinks of BA when wanting to go to a destination outside the UK. BA is also regarded as an expensive airline. The natural choice of our company is to book with AF or LH because they have a wider choice of destinations and also more connections to their hubs. I had to battle with my company to get to Dubai from Vienna via LHR with BA. My boss told me that I am driving the costs higher if I fly BA. The reason I wanted to fly BA is that they offered a more flexible schedule to and from Dubai which I needed because I was connecting to and from Sanaa in Yemen which has limited connections to the outside world. I wanted to make sure that if I could fly from Sanaa to Dubai, I would not have to wait long for my next flight to Europe. That was only possible through BA because other European airlines had flights at around 2AM wheras BA had up to 3 flights a day to LHR. And I have had a bad experience with LH. I landed from Sanaa at around 8 AM in DXB to wait for my LH flight which was at 03h10 AM the next morning.

So here is an example of why BA can be a better option but whenever I make a work trip, I get LH or AF flights because nobody thinks of BA here.

So BA must start to think about it because if people do not think about BA instinctively I won't work for them in the long term.
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:22 pm

BA once established a kind of agreement with TU to make Tunisian travellers transfer via LHR, as if TU should put its noise on every thing !!! This stopped when BA returned to LGW a few years ago. At that time, late 90s i think, prices were higher than those proposed by RAM, AF, LH or the regrettable SR  Wink
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:31 pm

Interesting that the worlds 2 most profitable airlines on the planet currently (Qantas abd BA) are run by Australian CEOs.
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:43 pm

Quoting AIR MALTA (Reply 16):
I had to battle with my company to get to Dubai from Vienna via LHR with BA. My boss told me that I am driving the costs higher if I fly BA. The reason I wanted to fly BA is that they offered a more flexible schedule to and from Dubai which I needed because I was connecting to and from Sanaa in Yemen which has limited connections to the outside world. I wanted to make sure that if I could fly from Sanaa to Dubai, I would not have to wait long for my next flight to Europe.

I would certainly expect that given the geographical location of Vienna, it would be cheaper to connect on AF or LH as you have to fly further to connect thru LHR. Therefore if costs are important to your company as you said, taking the shortest and cheaper option is what they are after. However, you pointed out that BA offered a more convenient schedule and if that was the key consideration, then the additional costs involved would be justified.

I would also suggest that one of the strengths of BA is having a schedule that allows our customers the flexibility they need. This includes the number of frequencies on those routes that justify multiple flights and also flight times that customers what and appreciate. BA won't compete on a price basis if it is uneconomical to do so and I would think that trying to offer a similar fare as AF and LH from Vienna to DXB would be such a situation.
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:59 pm

Quoting AlanUK (Reply 13):
Terminal 5 will be the biggest intra-airport move of any airline in the World, and promises to cut costs massively, and offer the World-class terminal facility BA deserves to compete effectively with LH and AF in Europe.

I agree, but I think a third runway at LHR would also help competing.

Quoting AIR MALTA (Reply 16):
And I have had a bad experience with LH.

I think what you meant to say was: "And I have had a bad experience - I flew with LH.".
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Quoting OzGlobal (Reply 1):
Great result! I assume the 'subsidised rival American carriers' is a reference to protracted Ch 11 protection.

What exactly is Ch.11 protection?
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:02 pm

Air Malta I believe that around 55% of passengers on the LHR-VIE-LHR route are transit passengers via LHR onto long-haul BA flights.
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:03 pm

Quoting Ready4Pushback (Reply 20):
What exactly is Ch.11 protection?

In a nutshell, its where US airlines can continue to trade but with protection from creditors. It is often used as part of a major restructuring effort by that carrier, as they can usually push through labour concesssions they may well not get otherwise. Some carriers have used it to great advantage in the past (such as CO in the 90s) to restruture before re-emerging leaner and fitter. Well that's the theory anyway......
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:09 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 22):

Thanks Cornish.

In the meantime do they just go more and more in the red, or does someone (like the taxpayer) pay their bills?
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:23 pm

Quoting Ready4Pushback (Reply 23):
In the meantime do they just go more and more in the red, or does someone (like the taxpayer) pay their bills?

It depends - basically the Ch.11 is supervised by the bankruptcy court who can for example decide to cancel some of the debts. It could even hand the assets over to the creditors. The court oversees and approves any significant business decisions made by the airline in question. Bills get paid on the basis of priority I believe, but creditors have to wait rather than get paid from the tax payer.

Some go further into the red and could concievably get liquidated. Others do emerge either fitter or eventually go back to Ch.11 (like US air) as the restructuring was not enough. some go to Ch.7 which is liquidation basically.

However one drawback is that the carrier in Ch.11 has often in the past used the period to lower fares and undercut the competiton who are not in Ch.11.
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:28 pm

Quoting Speedbird2155 (Reply 19):
Therefore if costs are important to your company as you said, taking the shortest and cheaper option is what they are after.

If I have to wait 20 hours for my flight at DXB having started my trip 6 hours before from Sanaa, let me tell you that it will cost them in overtime more than the difference between BA and LH fares. And that is what happened to me when I flew with LH. The second time, I convinced them to book BA and WT+ for some more comfort because Business was out of question and they did. And let me tell you that I had a nice journey down to DXB and back. But BA needs to do something because it is really loosing ground to LH and AF. In December, I have flown to JNB and here again they chose AF though BA is more the carrier to South Africa from Europe.
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:32 pm

Quoting AIR MALTA (Reply 25):
And let me tell you that I had a nice journey down to DXB and back.

I'm happy to hear that you had a good BA trip to and from DXB. Just try harder to convince your company that it is worth it to use BA more in the future. But maybe they already have an agreement with AF and LH. Could be any number of factors. Hope we have the pleasure of serving you again however.
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:49 pm

Quoting Speedbird2155 (Reply 26):
But maybe they already have an agreement with AF and LH.

Oh no, my company has an agreement with low fares  Wink No, they work with a travel agency which provides the lowest fares available. And unfortunately BA is almost always more expensive. What was funny is that in Tunisia, my company had also agreements with a travel agency. But I was lucky because the travel agent was my friend. So as soon as I knew I was going on a trip, I called my friend, told him my favourite routing so that he provide to my company and it worked  Wink

As for my BA trips. Well I have flown AF, LH and BA back to back on shorthaul and longhaul. BA is ways in front of AF and LH in terms of comfort, customer care, catering and entertainement both in Economy shorthaul and longhaul (AF is even better than LH). But I can not say that my next trip will be with BA because it is very hard to book them.
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:51 pm

I think Rod Eddington will get a nice little bonus in his farewell pay packet when these profits are announced!

I feel a little sorry for Willie Walsh though. He desperately wants concessions from the unions to become more efficient and change working practices to further reduce the headcount and employee costs. He had no problems doing this at Aer Lingus as it was literally a case of 'give me these concessions or we go bust'. I think at BA he will have an up-hill struggle now. The unions will want a lot more in return in light of these profits in order to change work practices.

Most of the work practices for the ground staff and cabin crew date back to the BA predecessors of BEA/BOAC/Imperial etc. I can't speak for the ground staff but I can englighten you on some for the cabin crew! On shorthaul (at LHR) the crew still work to the old BEA terms and conditions. If the crew say operate a short 1.5 hour flight to a european destination and back they must have at least 2.5 hours 'rest' on the ground before they can continue to another flight. This can be reduced to 1.5hours rest if the company makes a further GBP40 payment to each individual crew member. This means that it is usually impossible for the scheduling department at BA to roster days of more than 3 flights to the crew as with the mandatory 'break times' they cannot fit more than 3 sectors into a duty day. WW would like to see the crew going from one aircraft to the next with minimum turnaround times. Also, as soon as a shorthaul crew member has done 11 hours duty (including rest break times) they much be given 15 hours off. Over 12.5 hours duty they must have 18 hours off, which effectively means they will be 'non-operational' (eg at home) their next working day. Due to the rest requirements and generous de-brief times factored into the duty day it is impossible to operate a 'there-and-back' flight to say Larnaca or Istanbul as most airlines do. The BA crews have to do one flight there, get off, go to the hotel, then one flight back the next day.
For the long-haul crew (still working to BOAC T&C's) in most cases a minmum of 3 clear days must be given after each 'trip'. Especially in the case of LGW long-haul crews this can often mean a roster of 3 or 4 days 'work' followed by 3 days off. Also crew are paid 'destination payments' to fly to unpopular places. Also if we do not receive the full crew complement on a given flight due to crew shortage etc we are all granted another payment. WW wants all these processes changed to new 'streamlined ones'.

All these terms and conditions are effectively written into our employment contracts, so the only way they can be changed is management in consultation with the trade unions. Good luck Willie! lol
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:55 pm

Thanks Cornish. When I was in Chicago at the beginning of the year, there were quite a few people on my course that didn't think there should be such a thing as Ch11.
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:00 pm

I am somewhat flabbergasted that my post was deleted...WHY?????

I just asked, and hereby ask again: On what financial ratios did Mr. Eddington base his bold statement?

This is not a bashing post, dear Mods, just plain curiosity by someone working in the financial community!
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:02 pm

Quoting Monkeyboi (Reply 28):
For the long-haul crew (still working to BOAC T&C's) in most cases a minmum of 3 clear days must be given after each 'trip'.

I talked with an AF flight attendant on my flight to JNB. She told that for that flight which leaves Paris at 23h00 arriving at JNB at 10h00, they have one night rest only. The return flight being then the next day, departing JNB at 21h30. How are crew switches planned at BA for the JNB operations?
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:03 pm

Hi Andreas, I have no knowledge of company finances so am not sure what ratios were used. I guess it is based on the quarterly profits made in the last year up until now, and I am guessing that they have a fair idea of how much to expect in total by the end of this month when the current financial year ends. The story was reported in the Obeserver, Daily Mail and Scotsman.
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:08 pm

Monkeyboi: Thx, I'll try to find some financial review!
For the time being I am somewhat sceptical that this true, no matter which ratios are used, but if so: Good job!
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:10 pm

I was suprised as well! We (the staff) at BA have heard nothing but terms like 'we are struggling for survival' and 'if we don't cut costs we will go under' from the management for the past 3 years then they come out with these results! hmmm...
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:16 pm

Monkeyboi,

Some clarification, it's £35 (not £40) that Eurofleet crew receive for a turnaround of less than 170 minutes at Heathrow only, and only if the flight is non-domestic. (ie.: EF crew can operate up to 4 domestic/short european sector per day).

WW crew can have just 2 days off after a trip (unlike the 3 days stated). These would be: all of Africa (expect South Africa), all of the Middle-East, some Indian routes during Summer.

For comparision, and unless things have changed, Air France short haul crew get 15 days off per month, BA's get 10. KLM crew get more days off after a trip on Long haul than BA too...

Cabin Crew at British Airways are still generally better off than most other airlines in Europe. Perhaps it's because of these good working conditions that BA crew consistently rate amongst best cabin staff of any airlines?

Safe flying.

Quoting Ready4Pushback (Reply 20):
agree, but I think a third runway at LHR would also help competing.

I believe it's also on the card, the short runway to accomodate short haul aircraft... But as usual, it will take years to get approval in the congested Heathrow area.
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:20 pm

Quoting AIR MALTA (Reply 31):
I talked with an AF flight attendant on my flight to JNB. She told that for that flight which leaves Paris at 23h00 arriving at JNB at 10h00, they have one night rest only. The return flight being then the next day, departing JNB at 21h30.

BA crew to JNB/CPT get the following deal:

DAY 1: LHR-JNB/CPT
DAY 2: OFF (arrive early morning)
DAY 3: OFF
DAY 4: OFF (depart late evening)
DAY 5: JNB/CPT-LHR
or
DAY 5: OFF
DAY 6: CPT-LHR (day flight)

So, it's basically a 5 or 6 day trip, followed by either 3 or 4 days off. To put it simply, we have 3 days, 2 nights clear in South Africa.

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Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:25 pm

Its £37.41 if you want to get all precise lol  Smile)
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:29 pm

Quoting Monkeyboi (Reply 37):
Its £37.41 if you want to get all precise

Wow, that's gone up!!! inflation I suppose!

thanks for the precision!  Smile
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:32 pm

Quoting AlanUK (Reply 35):
Quoting Ready4Pushback (Reply 20):
agree, but I think a third runway at LHR would also help competing.

I believe it's also on the card, the short runway to accomodate short haul aircraft... But as usual, it will take years to get approval in the congested Heathrow area.

The issue over a shorter third runway to the north is conditional on certain environmental conditions being met. Any new runway would like be around 2015.
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:01 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 39):
The issue over a shorter third runway to the north is conditional on certain environmental conditions being met. Any new runway would like be around 2015.

Are there going to be any decisions on this any time soon? When are we expecting another announcement?
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:03 pm

On this issue (3rd runway),

Isn't it possible to replace one of the runway (N or S) with a double runway (like in SFO), by squeezing the taxiways slighty, or by reducing Terminal 4 in size slightly?

The result could be:
------------------------------------- Runway 1
T5 ............. T1T2T3
------------------------------------- Runway 2
------------------------------------- Runway 3
......... cargo ........ T4
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:04 pm

Quoting Ready4Pushback (Reply 40):
Are there going to be any decisions on this any time soon? When are we expecting another announcement

It was in the aviation white paper - Stansted runway no.2 comes first. I think the environmental question for LHR's regional runway was assessed in 2010, but I'll have to check the report to be sure.
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:05 pm

Quoting AlanUK (Reply 41):
On this issue (3rd runway),

Isn't it possible to replace one of the runway (N or S) with a double runway (like in SFO), by squeezing the taxiways slighty, or by reducing Terminal 4 in size slightly?

The plan is to build it to the North of the A4, between there and the M4. There's not the space by the existing runways to put in an extra one.
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:06 pm

Andreas - the recent BA investor presentation is available here...

http://www.corporate-ir.net/ireye/ir...item_id=ea,1032250,141585&layout=0

Their investor site is here:

http://www.bashares.com
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RE: BA, World Most Profitable Airline.

Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:58 pm

Quoting AlanUK (Reply 41):

I love your text map of LHR. You should be in the planning department!
 
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RE: BA, World Most Profitable Airline.

Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:15 am

Lol, ok, Ready4Pushback... I've photoshoped my text planning, and this is what I mean:



Like SFO really...
 
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RE: BA, World Most Profitable Airline.

Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:25 am

Yes but you can text (as in SMS) the text to your mates if you really wanted to. Here's one of BHX:

------------- Runway 1
EH T1

Not as interesting as LHR. Try doing DFW.
 Wink
 
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RE: BA, World Most Profitable Airline.

Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:28 am

Quoting Ready4Pushback (Reply 47):
Yes but you can text (as in SMS) the text to your mates if you really wanted to. Here's one of BHX:

------------- Runway 1
EH T1

Not as interesting as LHR. Try doing DFW.

I dare you to do AMS with runways going in all sorts of directions  Wink
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RE: BA, World Most Profitable Airline.

Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:41 am

Quoting Ready4Pushback (Reply 47):
Yes but you can text (as in SMS) the text to your mates if you really wanted to. Here's one of BHX:

------------- Runway 1
EH T1

Not as interesting as LHR. Try doing DFW.

Or London City.. LCY

------Runway 1
Terminal

 Wink
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