EZYAirbus
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BA Leave Luton?

Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:52 am

With Aer Arran recently beginning a twice daily service to the Isle of Man from Luton using the ATR 42, could this spell the end of BA's Isle of Man service??

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pilot21
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RE: BA Leave Luton?

Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:06 am

Do BA fly out of Luton?
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RE: BA Leave Luton?

Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:09 am

Quoting Pilot21 (Reply 1):
Do BA fly out of Luton?

once daily with a 146
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RE: BA Leave Luton?

Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:18 am

I hope so.

IOM-LTN is a completely pointless route for BA/TH to be operating. Seems to be operated simply for nostalgia from the Brymon era. Sooner we're shut of that of airport, the better.
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RE: BA Leave Luton?

Sat Dec 10, 2005 6:50 pm

Quoting BAxMAN (Reply 3):
I hope so.

IOM-LTN is a completely pointless route for BA/TH to be operating. Seems to be operated simply for nostalgia from the Brymon era. Sooner we're shut of that of airport, the better.

Get real! No airline in this day and age operates a route for nostalgia, if the route makes money it will continue.

The load factors on this route are regularly over 90% and when Manx Airlines operates this route is was only operated 4-5 times a week with a mix on ATP's and BAe146's. Since BA CitiExpress took over the airline they have increased the frequency to daily and flying BAe146's/Avro's on all flights.

I think both airlines can operate side by side, for example Manchester/Liverpool has over 10 flights a day in each direction with different airlines operating the routes.

This competition is urgently needed as BA have dominated the IOM-London market for a number of years.
 
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RE: BA Leave Luton?

Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:32 am

What factors make this route profitable?

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