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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Flybe don’t have any jet aircraft capable of operating into LCY
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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.
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 csJump to post
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...Jump to post
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 :...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 /...Jump to post
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 /...Jump to post