bthebest
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Future A380 Services At Gatwick

Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:33 pm

In 2010, Gatwick got approval for A380 operations, and has now announced it all but has approval for terminal developments to support the A380.

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...on-approval-for-a380-plans-369332/

The article specifically states: "The airport operator hopes that A380 operators will begin using the airport from summer 2013."

Does this mean it has an operator lined up or with strong intentions? I can think maybe Emirates or (if they get them) Hong Kong Airlines.
 
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RE: Future A380 Services At Gatwick

Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:49 pm

Quoting bthebest (Thread starter):
Does this mean it has an operator lined up or with strong intentions? I can think maybe Emirates or (if they get them) Hong Kong Airlines.

I wouldn't say they have an operator lined up already but I would say EK has strong intentions for the A380 at Gatwick soon as they have 3 Triple 7 flights a day already. I wouldn't think Hong Kong would send the 380 to Gatwick anytime soon, the new flights this week on their A332 are not filling that well but time will tell I guess. Also with Korean starting up here in just over a month's time, they could be another possible candidate for the A380 here if all goes well in the future.
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RE: Future A380 Services At Gatwick

Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:10 pm

If VS ever gets them I think it is a dead cert that LGW-MCO will get the 380 for use during the peak season. In the not to distant past VS have been operating 3 x 744 on selected days in the summer and once the economy picks up a bit would imagine it will happen again.
 
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RE: Future A380 Services At Gatwick

Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:49 am

EK will send their A380 to LGW for sure once the airport is ready. 100 aircraft will be in EK's fleet so LGW will get the service, no doubt about that.
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RE: Future A380 Services At Gatwick

Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:42 am

EK A380 will be seen at LGW I am sure, possibly as has been said VS if they get them on the MCO esp at peak times. Other than that unless something changes I csnt see any other airline needing or wanting to use an A380 from LGW
 
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RE: Future A380 Services At Gatwick

Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:51 am

Qantas and BA are going to abandon Heathrow and focus solely on LGW. So there will be plenty of A380s there.   
 
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RE: Future A380 Services At Gatwick

Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:13 am

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 5):
Qantas and BA are going to abandon Heathrow and focus solely on LGW. So there will be plenty of A380s there.   

I would love that to happen!!!  Fairly certain LGW will never see a scheduled QF service though. Shame.

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