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by cornishsimon
Sun May 26, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: would Stobart Air keep the flybe flights going
Replies: 1
Views: 577

Re: would Stobart Air keep the flybe flights going

Suspect that there will be a cull of routes coming at some point. Stk now part own BE along with a bank and VS. I don’t think that anyone really knows what the BE route network will look like ongoing but it’s clear that it’s going to be used as a connector airline for VS and partners and MAN and LHR...

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by cornishsimon
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BA ever going to expand its LGW fleet?
Replies: 32
Views: 6299

Re: Is BA ever going to expand its LGW fleet?

Re the use of the 772s on med flying. They have previously used the 772s at LGW to sub for tech short haul aircraft however the long haul frames at LGW are quite heavily utilized but very little slack in the system. There probably isn’t the slack to allow long haul aircraft to operate short haul rou...

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by cornishsimon
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BA ever going to expand its LGW fleet?
Replies: 32
Views: 6299

Re: Is BA ever going to expand its LGW fleet?

I’m a huge BA LGW fan and I’m glad to see it continue to prosper The 772/32x aircraft mix keeps things simple from crewing and an mx point of view As more aircraft arrive at LHR I think we will continue to see additional 772s move around the M25 and 319s replaced with 320s. I wouldn’t rule out IAG p...

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by cornishsimon
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CityJet abandons the Sukhoi Superjet. A chance for the C-Series?
Replies: 27
Views: 6950

Re: CityJet abandons the Sukhoi Superjet. A chance for the C-Series?

Flybe don’t have any jet aircraft capable of operating into LCY

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by cornishsimon
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 8037

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

6 passenger flights maybe. But how much freight is handled at PIK, how many fuel stops etc does the airport handle ?

I’m sure on the face of it the passenger numbers don’t justify the airfield, but that’s not always the answer to the question


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by cornishsimon
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 134
Views: 31074

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

Search suspended

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by cornishsimon
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 134
Views: 31074

Re: Small plane disappears over chanel

Uk coastguard have been assisting and had deployed the sar chopper based at NQY to the area
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by cornishsimon
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29671

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

NQY-LHR does indeed replace the current LGW and will be flown under the PSO.

It goes from x3week day and x2 weekend days on the E75/95 to x4 daily on the Q400.

Fingers crossed that the full range of codeshares continue to be offered after the move to lhr.


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by cornishsimon
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ..and then there was one (753 at TCX)
Replies: 17
Views: 6289

Re: ..and then there was one (753)

Sad to see the. 75s going slowly but surely.

Same applies to the 76s


Sad really
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by cornishsimon
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe up for sale
Replies: 74
Views: 13675

Re: Flybe up for sale

Iag could well be interested simply for the maintenance facility at EXT which would allow them to send the CityFlyer E-Jets in-house so to speak to Exeter rather than all over Europe to outside contractors. Certain routes could be absorbed into BA/EI, others could run on their own, others could ceas...

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by cornishsimon
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air to operate for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 4
Views: 1092

Re: Stobart Air to operate for BA Cityflyer

Link works fine for me
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by cornishsimon
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 45282

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

DY aren’t going to be getting a fleet of A380s to challenge BA and VS transatlantic.

There’s more chance of DY going out of business than getting a fleet of 380s

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by cornishsimon
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA using Germania aircraft.
Replies: 13
Views: 2850

Re: BA using Germania aircraft.

These leases are to allow BA to operate the ex ZB LGW slots as they don’t have enough BA aircraft currently to use the slots and they are use them or loose them.


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by cornishsimon
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 12684

Re: Rest of the UK thread

NQY still growing strongly. https://www.cornwallairportnewquay.com/press/press-releases/eurowings-launches-new-flight-connection-between-newquay-and-stuttgart Stuttgart added weekly for the full summer 18 added to the increased season for Düsseldorf Ryanair returning with 3 twice weekly routes Are l...

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by cornishsimon
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch
Replies: 29
Views: 4431

Re: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch

I can't imagine that IAG would be happy to sit back and let DY take these slots at gatters as a result of a buy out.

I would fully expect the IAG group to be all over this just to keep DY from getting it.


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by cornishsimon
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stored Air Canada Embraer 190 Fleet
Replies: 13
Views: 4240

Re: Stored Air Canada Embraer 190 Fleet

I'm surprised IAG haven't looked at them for cityflyer. They have picked up a few second hand examples to expand operations.


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by cornishsimon
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2.com to fly limited STN-EWR flights in Q4 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2576

Re: Jet2.com to fly limited STN-EWR flights in Q4 2017

This Is just an extension of the usual yearly LS Christmas shopping trips to NYC normally flown on the 757 from the LS northern uk bases.

The only new thing for this year being the use of the air tanker 332 and operating out of STN. Both of which are new for 2017.


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by cornishsimon
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What year did BA say goodbye to the B737 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2423

Re: What year did BA say goodbye to the B737 ?

One of the 737-436s are actually back on the uk register after cargo conversion and can be seen flying most nights on the Royal Mail contract. cs I assume you're referring to G-DOCY, now G-POWP. Currently in the air on the way to Belfast from Stansted. Spot on. Currently on the way back as AWC2C cs

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by cornishsimon
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What year did BA say goodbye to the B737 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2423

Re: What year did BA say goodbye to the B737 ?

One of the 737-436s are actually back on the uk register after cargo conversion and can be seen flying most nights on the Royal Mail contract.


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by cornishsimon
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 26278

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

Suspect this is just a mater of time tbh

Eventually I could see BA adding another 10+ A388s


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by cornishsimon
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 looking at MAN - MCO
Replies: 16
Views: 4027

Re: Jet2 looking at MAN - MCO

Isn't this years A330 coming from air tanker ?


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by cornishsimon
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The Embraer 135/145 Have A Second Life?
Replies: 24
Views: 14845

Re: Will The Embraer 135/145 Have A Second Life?

There's a rumor that BMI Regional in the UK will be adding to its current E35/45 fleet for expansion.


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by cornishsimon
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM increases Scottish operations S17
Replies: 11
Views: 3793

Re: KLM increases Scottish operations S17

Good news this. KLM has a brilliant UK network.

I wonder how long before we see EXT or NQY added as the furthest sw they currently serve is BRS


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by cornishsimon
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA at MAN
Replies: 130
Views: 20573

Re: BA at MAN

If BA take over AA lonnhaul routes and possibly expand longhaul slightly at Manchester and if its run out of LGW. Still lots of ifs. I can see BA taking some additional A380s which Airbus would no doubt be pleased to do a deal on. Thus freeing up 772s to move to gatters. Likewise additional 77W/787s...

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by cornishsimon
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM refurbishes A330 fleet
Replies: 59
Views: 20558

Re: KLM refurbishes A330 and phases 2 out

No doubt a well maintained A332 would be snapped up fairly quickly once it's back available. Someone like EI could use them I would guess.


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by cornishsimon
Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Operates ERJ In Europe
Replies: 22
Views: 4024

Re: RE: Who Operates ERJ In Europe

BMI have quite a few and eastern operate a hand full cs So how many is 'a few' or 'a hand full' it's not a very precise way to measure anything. Current fleet numbers are. BMI Regional 4 ERJ 135 and 14 ERJ 145 Eastern Airways 3 ERJ 145 Apologies for my poor efforts here. Must try harder in future :...

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by cornishsimon
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-PHX x10 weekly in summer 2017
Replies: 50
Views: 6156

Re: LHR-PHX x10 weekly in summer 2017

For info, currently speaking BA only have a small "sub fleet" of A388s, these are all tied up, the 744 is a good choice as it provides good resilience in the event of sickness etc downroute, ongoing it could become an A388 route if BA order more, or a 789/777 etc


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by cornishsimon
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA at MAN
Replies: 130
Views: 20573

Re: BA at MAN

This is an interesting development.

If as suggested a BA codeshare is added on flybe Scottish routes into LHR could we now see BA codeshare added to flybe MAN routes with flybe picking up some feed ?


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by cornishsimon
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and CX relations
Replies: 38
Views: 7686

Re: BA and CX relations

Tbh if and when flybe start LHR domestic flights using the remedy slots I would expect CX codes on the flights.

Flybe offer a large number of CX connection options on uk domestics ex MAN especially so expect that to continue as and when CX and BE expand


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by cornishsimon
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe rumoured to operate ABZ/EDI to LHR
Replies: 19
Views: 3759

Re: Flybe rumoured to operate ABZ/EDI to LHR

BE already codeshare with 10 or 12 airlines and if this does happen I suspect any LHR services will carry every other code known to man in an attempt to fill aircraft, probably including BA code for which flybe are a codeshare partner on a very small scale at LGW. The trouble you have is that BA wil...

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by cornishsimon
Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What went wrong for BA at LGW
Replies: 59
Views: 12342

Re: What went wrong forBA at LGW

Also, they sold their subsidiary GB airways to EasyJet, handing over. A bunch or destinations to Easy. Just to correct this. BA never owned GB. Gb was a BA franchise same as BMED which ended up part of BMI. They did have first refusal on the purchase but foolishly in my opinion didn't take the opti...

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by cornishsimon
Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What went wrong for BA at LGW
Replies: 59
Views: 12342

Re: What went wrong forBA at LGW

Nothing "went wrong" as such As agreements came to an end airlines were allowed access to LHR and then routes moved from Gatters to fortress heathrow. BA then retrenched when U2 came on the scene but are starting to fight back at LGW with new (to BA ) aircraft for shorthaul and are also tr...

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by cornishsimon
Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Seychelles to London?
Replies: 13
Views: 3421

Re: Air Seychelles to London?

Personally I think it's more likely we will see a BA service ex LGW a couple of days a week with an Air Seychelles codeshare rather than the other way around.

BA holidays are strong players in the market


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by cornishsimon
Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces LGW-OAK service
Replies: 93
Views: 13279

Re: BA announces LGW-OAK service

Think BA need to start adding to domestic and euro flying at LGW to enhance the viability of the new longhaul routes and make sure they stand out from other operators.

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by cornishsimon
Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces LGW-OAK service
Replies: 93
Views: 13279

Re: BA announces LGW-OAK service

Are BA adding 772 frames to the LGW base ?

Moving 772s from LHR as new frames are delivered ?

Otherwise where is the capacity coming from ?



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by cornishsimon
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announce FLL-LGW
Replies: 67
Views: 9719

Re: BA announce FLL-LGW

this will be as a result of some sort of BA holidays tie up with a cruise line
great news for LGW and BA

where is the frame coming from ?


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by cornishsimon
Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA short of long haul aircraft?
Replies: 21
Views: 9223

Re: BA short of long haul aircraft ?????

I think the main comments come from the acquisition of BMI. BA now have ample slots to be able to operate any longhaul route that they wish. Problem being with BMI they inherited shorthaul aircraft which were integrated into the BA fleet. If they had 10 extra 77Ws, 20 extra 787s and 5 extra A388s I ...

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by cornishsimon
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK fleet retirements
Replies: 24
Views: 6402

Re: EK fleet retirements

So any ideas where the wfu aircraft will be ferried when they are. ?


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by cornishsimon
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates go to all A380 at MAN
Replies: 18
Views: 3532

Re: Emirates go to all A380 at MAN

Couple of quick thoughts. EK do quite well out of codeshares and feed from BE at MAN When might we see a 4th EK passenger flight and the long awaited cargo schedule to MAN due to the decrease in belly cargo space on the 380 v 777. As for the future within the UK with EK, I cant see CWL or BRS gettin...

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by cornishsimon
Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: the US-Ireland market
Replies: 32
Views: 4504

Re: the US-Ireland market

Don't forget that EI serve more UK regional airports than BA do.

IAG/EI are growing DUB transatlantic with huge UK domestic / euro connecting traffic. off the top of my head I think its 14 UK plus 2 crown Dependencies, not to mention some codeshares on BE for example EXT


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by cornishsimon
Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY expansion approved
Replies: 12
Views: 3763

Re: LCY expansion approved

BA are adding E-Jets at quite a pace considering so it wouldn't surprise me if we see an additional E-Jet order for BA.


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by cornishsimon
Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada strands passengers at Manchester for 48 hours
Replies: 22
Views: 4695

Re: Air Canada strands passengers at Manchester for 48 hours

lets be honest here, these things happen, and they happen all the time with all airlines all over the world the issue with the AC tech issue at MAN is the response by AC and the problem solving. If AC had wanted to shift passengers off the cancelled service they could of, MAN is well connected to ot...

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by cornishsimon
Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL at BGY and Cargolux at MXP
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: DHL at BGY and Cargolux at MXP

To be honest Wikipedia isn't a bad starting point for the information your looking for with routes from each.

Flightradar24 will help you with equipment. Generally if it's DHL own equipment it would be A300, 757/763


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by cornishsimon
Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dedicated cargo airlines at LHR
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Re: Dedicated cargo airlines at LHR

so off the top of my head the following operate dedicated freighters into LHR: DHL Cathay Pacific Cargo Emirates SkyCargo Etihad Cargo Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Korean Air Cargo Royal Jordanian Cargo Singapore Airlines Cargo Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Turkish Airlines Cargo some show up as part of a re...

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by cornishsimon
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where's LGW-FRA?
Replies: 12
Views: 2716

Re: Where's LGW-FRA?

To be fair it would fit BA quite well to operate a couple times a day to feed longhaul and cover point to point. I know BA aren't really looking for longhaul feed at LGW but some feed onto destinations only served ex LGW wouldn't hurt. Plus as BA are expanding the operation at LGW both long and shor...

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by cornishsimon
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's 12th A380
Replies: 20
Views: 16967

RE: BA's 12th A380

Surely in my opinion it's just a matter of time before <acronym title="Niagara Falls - International (IAG / KIAG), USA - New York">IAG</acronym> add an additional 6-10 A388s to the fleet. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> could probably use 6 straight away on high capacity routes which w...

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by cornishsimon
Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Weekend Charter Flights
Replies: 11
Views: 3816

RE: British Airways Weekend Charter Flights

No idea what's to come but have a look at BA source which lists all charter flights for mainline and cityflyer.


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by cornishsimon
Sat May 21, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Delegation In UK Pushing For Direct Flight.
Replies: 101
Views: 17626

RE: Hawaii Delegation In UK Pushing For Direct Flight.

I would think <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> most likely with the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> <acronym title="Bearskin Airlines (Canada)">JV</acronym> but <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> don't base 787s at <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW /...

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by cornishsimon
Fri May 20, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Puts Additional A340-600s For Sale
Replies: 72
Views: 27148

RE: LH Puts Additional A340-600s For Sale

Surely a good chance some or all of these will end up in Iran ?


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by cornishsimon
Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further BA Long Haul Expansion At LGW?
Replies: 25
Views: 8103

RE: Further BA Long Haul Expansion At LGW?

I suspect we will see further longhaul expansion from <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> at <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>. Some new routes and some to add capacity to the existing operation at fortress <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR /...

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