On a separate note, seeing though it would have massive implications on MAN has anyone heard anymore with regards to TCX selling off their airline business? I know VS put a bid in for the long haul stuff. Cheers in Advance If/when the Fosun deal is confirmed, it will effectively take Thomas Cook Ai...Jump to post
Given that BA is upguaging mainline to 320/321 from the 319 and their average number of seats per aircraft on short haul is increasing - there is surely a good reasoning for increasing the seat limit at CityFlyer.Jump to post
VS already does las vegas (VS 155/156): so what is new here? or is it going from seasonal to year round ? VS transferred Las Vegas from LGW to LHR in February 2019. It was previously year round from LGW and not seasonal, it is still year round now that's it at LHR, it's flown by the B789. As far as...Jump to post
From the 25 October 2019 British Airways will cease LHR to Las Palmas and the flight will be transferred to LGW. LPA was an obvious gap for the British Airways short haul network at LGW considering that the airline flies to the other main airports of FUE, TFS and ACE in the Canary Islands. Fuerteve...Jump to post
EasyJet won’t operate in the say way as Ryanair RE contracts etc, plus they have little presence in Eastern Europe, so their core wage cost is always going to be higher. What Peter Bellew will do is sort them out operationally, something which is needed.Jump to post
Ytraveller wrote:LAS-LGW is another summer seasonal operation. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... /94025902/
Going by the quantities, I assume these will replace the A332/333's like-for-like. That was my interpretation as well, albeit there is specific reference to “expansion” in the airbus press release. I think you could interpret this in one of two ways, either in relation to the 6 options, or because ...Jump to post
Would these be to be based in MAN do you think? And to be replaced with the current A330’s? My guess is MAN/LGW based, I guess some of the existing A330's will be coming to EOL within the next few years. Could also be used to replace some of the Thomas Cook fleet should that deal be approved. The u...Jump to post
But it seems that IAG is not interested in Volotea, so they keep it independent. I don't think Volotea directly competes with IAG on many, if any routes. They don't serve Barcelona, Dublin, London or Madrid, the major IAG hubs. There is little wonder that IAG is not interested, secondary markets ar...Jump to post
SelseyBill wrote:SCQ83 wrote:How will LEVEL end?
.....when IAG takes control of W6........
aviationaware wrote:The E2 is clearly subpar or else it wouldn't be such a shelf warmer, however I think the apron capacity for A220s will make this an easy win for the E2 even though the A220 is clearly the much better aircraft.
Does the seat cap remain on CityFlyer?Jump to post
I don't believe that Thomas Cook sell at lot of the North American routes as packages - they don't have much of an outlet to do that, and don't have the reputation of USA holidays like Virgin Holidays does. Virgin Holidays doesn't have a monopoly on US packages from the UK, particularly Florida, th...Jump to post
f4f3a wrote:Does anyone know when the results eg preferred bidders etc will be announced ?
successful launch of Cape Town, Los Angeles, San Francisco, JFK & Seattle, which are entirely seat-only passengers. Are they all seat only ? (often heavily advertised in TC shops and brochures and can be made as packages) How do we know the 'success' or otherwise of these routes (who's frequenc...Jump to post
I am assuming that of course the whole Thomas Cook group doesn’t go under in the meantime, which changes the picture somewhat.Jump to post
The difference between Air Berlin and Thomas Cook Airlines/Condor is they are actually making a profit (as a unit).Jump to post
Thomas Cook publicly stated that they’d prefer the group airlines to be sold together. With this in mind, Indigo Partners (the only ones so far who’ve openly bid for the whole lot) seems the most likely option, surely. I don't think it really matters in the long run, as long as the Thomas Cook i.e ...Jump to post
http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/331110/lufthansa-to-bid-for-thomas-cooks-german-carrier Lufthansa to bid for condor, nothing about the rest of the airlines as yet the deadline is today, would Lufthansa get the approval to buy condor? in other news Thomas cook are asking there lenders for a f...Jump to post
Unless there is a management buy-out with the help of VC money, I would say the Thomas Cook Airlines name would very likely disappear, especially in the UK. It is a muddled brand anyway. Wizz UK already competes rather robustly with Ryanair and easyJet at Luton on Western European routes - including...Jump to post
For clarity, Thomas Cook (post airline sale) wouldn’t have to rely on one airline to provide airlift. Given common investor in Fosun, Club Med operates in a similar way.Jump to post
For those who haven't read the article - it suggests that Indigo Partners and Lufthansa are the most interested - with IAG and easyJet not so much. There is not even as much as a indication if VS/DL have any interest. It would suggest to me that it will be split up - possibly long haul going to LH a...Jump to post
With China price dumping seats into the market, its certainly fair to argue they are the real low-cost option.Jump to post
It's not that bad, considering. Heading into summer (MAX aside), it should be better.Jump to post
A220-300 can't fit on a stand at LCY, and B6 doesn't seem inclined to be changing that order. So I find that rumour, highly unlikely.Jump to post
Gatwick isn't inconvenient for London - to get to Victoria you have the choice of either the slower Southern train or the Gatwick Express, or the Thameslink service to London Bridge or Kings Cross. The issue arises when there is engineering work and there is no alternative!Jump to post
Just a reminder... It doesn't specify Heathrow...
SeanM1997 wrote:Jump to postThere are 3 slots available for London Heathrow to New York JFK in W19. I would feel confident that JetBlue are after them
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The Brexit uncertainty isn't helping Cooks in the UK. Too much commitment with Cooks Clubs hotels and in-house IT contract flying feeding these hotels. History tells you Cooks are too set in their ways to react quickly to market changes, remember they nearly went a few years ago until Harriett Gree...Jump to post
I don’t see why Virgin/AF/KL couldn’t work. The short haul network doesn’t have to stay as it is, with a heavily skewed leisure focus. It could help Virgin build the scale it needs in Manchester to create a proper hub, with flybe taking the regional, 320/321’s flying on busier European routes and ga...Jump to post
I would say that he anything but credible.Jump to post
Given Norwegian are closing their bases in Tenerife and Gran Canaria - I wonder where that leaves FR?Jump to post
Its not just that Virgin have had such a poor history on short haul, but the main bulk of flyBe is the remnants of BA Connect which BA could never make profitable. Handing it over to flyBe with a stake (which they later sold off), under independant ownership was supposed to be easier with signing co...Jump to post
Fly Virgin was also registered, but all of them in Hitchin, rather than London for Connect Airways.Jump to post