Interesting that GT
have added Innsbruck while BA
have opted to serve Grenoble this Winter, both ski services. Good move by both carriers to increase aircraft utilisation over the Winter.
seems to have withdrawn from Spain and Portugal completely at LGW
in favour of GT
, with the exception of MAD
. In North Africa GT
has the leiure routes to Morrocco and Tunisia, while BA
operates the oil routes to Algeria and Libya.
In France GT
has picked up Montpellier from BA
and launched Nantes and Bastia (Corsica) on its own, but BA
retains Toulouse, Bordeaux and Marseille from LGW
, while Italy is entirely BA
returned to Thessaloniki this Summer, while GT
added Heraklion (Crete), so Greece is split too.
Maybe in its shorthaul review BA
will look at handing over more routes to GT
? Radical move would be to hand over all ops at LGW
, bar domestic and maybe MUC
, to GT
, with BA
maybe taking a stake in GT
again? Then again, if BA
can make money off its leisure operations at LGW
, why bother? LGW
is the full-service leisure hub for BA
now, so good to see they can make it work.
What would be good was if BA
its Italian routes at MAN
. A320 to FCO
and PSA would beat the Embraer anyday!