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How Does World Airways Get Around Bermuda II

Fri Jun 17, 2005 11:03 pm


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As you guys can see in the photo, this is a World Airways MD-11 landing in LHR. With the Bermuda II accord restricting only UAL and AA as the American carriers operating into LHR, how does World get around this?
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RE: How Does World Airways Get Around Bermuda II

Fri Jun 17, 2005 11:06 pm

I believe they are doing sub service for a carrier that has LHR routes.
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RE: How Does World Airways Get Around Bermuda II

Fri Jun 17, 2005 11:25 pm

I believe Bermuda II only covers scheduled passenger services.
 
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RE: How Does World Airways Get Around Bermuda II

Fri Jun 17, 2005 11:33 pm

It was operating a sub-charter for BWIA, so therefore World were using BWIA route licenses and runway slots.

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RE: How Does World Airways Get Around Bermuda II

Sat Jun 18, 2005 12:32 am

Quoting AKelley728 (Reply 2):
I believe Bermuda II only covers scheduled passenger services.

Charters have to use LGW, it applies to all carriers.
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RE: How Does World Airways Get Around Bermuda II

Sat Jun 18, 2005 12:56 am

Crosswind is correct, World was doing ACMI for BWIA.
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RE: How Does World Airways Get Around Bermuda II

Sat Jun 18, 2005 1:39 am

Charter airlines that operate wet-leases (aircraft and crew) for scheduled carriers with operating slots at slot-restricted airports do so as the schedule airline's flight number. Years ago, when I worked for ATA, I worked several wet-lease trips for Ghana Airways on ATA L-1011 aircraft into LHR from Accra.

The same for World; World Airways aircraft, BWIA flight number.
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RE: How Does World Airways Get Around Bermuda II

Sat Jun 18, 2005 1:43 am

i never knew about that bermuda II thing. Why do they only let aa and ua into lhr?
 
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RE: How Does World Airways Get Around Bermuda II

Sat Jun 18, 2005 2:45 am

In answer to your question IslipWN, the U.S.-U.K. Bilateral Air Treaty provides for only two U.S.-based airlines and two U.K.-based airlines to operate routes between the U.S. and London Heathrow Airport.

United purchased Pan Am's LHR route authority in 1991. American, as a competitive response to the UA/Pan Am agreement, purchased TWA's LHR routes shortly thereafter (also in 1991).

Currently, only British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American, and United are permitted to operate routes from LHR to the U.S. Over the past several years, talks between the U.S. and U.K. governments to expand access at LHR, have proved unsuccessful. Hence, today, only AA and UA are allowed to operate from the U.S. to LHR.
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