xjramper
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So We Have The JV With DL/VA, LGW Return?

Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:58 pm

Last year marked the end of an era for DL when they cut the original international flight from ATL to LGW.

Since the JV partnership, do you think DL will resume flying into LGW since VS has a sizable operation there?
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RE: So We Have The JV With DL/VA, LGW Return?

Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:15 pm

I don't find it likely. From what I can tell, all of VS' LGW operations head to Caribbean sun destinations, Florida and Las Vegas. I don't see where that fits in with DL at all. I'm not saying it's impossible, but unlikely DL sees any reason to resume operations to LGW merely because VS leisure flights operate from there.
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RE: So We Have The JV With DL/VA, LGW Return?

Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:32 pm

I believe that a strong motivator for the ownership and JV is LHR access, so I do not think that LGW plays into the strategy at all.
 
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RE: So We Have The JV With DL/VA, LGW Return?

Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:39 pm

Maybe all we will see is DL codeshare on VS services from LGW to LAS and MCO
 
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RE: So We Have The JV With DL/VA, LGW Return?

Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:40 pm

No, every carrier has closed down their LGW operations as soon as they get slots at LHR.

They will not return, there is no reason for it.
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RE: So We Have The JV With DL/VA, LGW Return?

Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:29 am

Virgin's Gatwick flights to Orlando are package holiday flights sold as "Virgin Vacations". VA doesn't need DL for this and probably would only code-share on the routes. LGW based planes have only 14 Upper Class seats and are mostly Y class with some Y+.
 
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RE: So We Have The JV With DL/VA, LGW Return?

Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:34 am

We have several double thread delete requests as the topic is covered well in the existing thread located below. The link will take you to Reply 21 where the discussion about LHR/LGW starts.

DL Acquiring 49% In VS (by mindscape Dec 11 2012 in Civil Aviation)