|Quoting shamrock321 (Reply 1):|
BA will send 6 ex bmi A319s to LGW this summer altough I'm not sure if they are a replacement for the 737s or not
|Quoting skipness1E (Reply 5):|
My suspicion is Vueling will be coming on board rather than new BA metal.
|Quoting jumpjets (Reply 8):|
Assuming the Vueling takeover goes ahead then maybe BA will be leaving Gatwick short haul but IAG would not.
|Quoting skipness1E (Reply 15):|
BA LGW is dying a death of a thousand cuts an attempt to shrink into profit, something that is notoriously tricky to get right. In a decade we've seen loss of the hub, CFE and the lower cost base, GT with similar, BRT routes to INV, IOM, BA domestics to ABZ, NCL and MAN, non leisure long haul to LHR, all B733s, all B735s, ramp staff, most of the maintenance base. Actually there's not a whole lot left.
Some of the more seasoned customer service staff, a dying fleet of old B734s being supported by more a fleet of ex BMI A319s that have seating that winds up LHR frequent flyers and a core profitable fleet of B772s on the beach fleet routes. There's not much left to cut!
Any news on the fleet replacement? Seems to have gone rather quiet.