|Quoting redhair (Reply 3):|
what about a Vueling UK?
|Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 4):|
OK, I guess that is pretty effectively a controlling interest, it would be pretty hard I imagine to get the other 54% to all gang up to block them on anything.
|Quoting r2rho (Reply 5):|
In the LCC segment, FR and U2 are too firmly established there, and in the legacy segment I don't think BA would want VY to take over their short-haul flights, so I don't see that happening. But there is potential to expand in France, and the Mediterranean. And to feed other OW partners flying to places other than MAD and LHR.
|Quoting rutankrd (Reply 9):|
Could be already in the making - British airways limited with transferred slot holdings at LHR !
|Quoting VV701 (Reply 11):|
So you are left with 11 of the former BD slot pairs. You then announce a new daily service to ICN (one slot pair), a new four-times-daily service to LBA (4 slot pairs), a new daily service to ZAG (one slot pair), two additional daily flights to both ABZ and EDI (4 slot pairs) and a total of seven daily rotations to BHD (7 slot pairs). In order to operate all of these 17 announced new flights you need to shut down all of BD's remaining medium and short haul flights irrespective of their viability and additionally transfer six existing daily BA flights to LGW. Then you can start up your LHR basaed LCC.
No. Personally I do not think so..
|Quoting clydenairways (Reply 8):|
My guess is that IAG will set up a UK version of "IB Express" called say "BA Express" to handle the LGW base.
|Quoting jumpjets (Reply 14):|
Don't forget IAG/BA already have a shareholding with FlyBe - about 15% I think - so if IAG decided to revamp their LGW ops might it make more sense to strengthen the FlyBe relationship and transfer flights to them rather than start yet another semi-LCC alternative to mainline BA?
|Quoting rutankrd (Reply 12):|
That bond issue does intrigue me through and why specifically that number of slots ?
|Quoting clydenairways (Reply 13):|
We were talking about LGW, not LHR.