If ba Is not back at gatwick they will increase the presence of level there Wizz is after some gatwick slots I still see Gatwick being a mix of legacy carriers such as Emirates, Qatar, tap, icelandair, turkish etc low cost such as air transat, west jet, easy jet Secondary national carriers such as ...Jump to post
3 slots will most probably be needed (assuming similar frequencies):
1. Daily Barbados
2. Antigua with Tobago and Grenada add ons + Montego Bay
3. Daily Orlando
Havana had already been planned to move to LHR, and UVF was due to be dropped following a disagreement over subsidies.
Around the time of the negotiation around the Brand Licence, there was a plan to drop the name - which has the working title of ‘OrangeJet’. It would also be interesting if they still have some of the IP from Go - if the situation with Stelios turned sour and they ditched the licence (which they can...Jump to post
I think that this was suggested already. The view on here was that re starting production of engines etc would not be practical. Also the economics of the MAX are much better and they will be available this year. I am working to the assumption of them not being available this year - and there are c...Jump to post
Could Boeing not open the NG line for a year and offer those at a discount as compensation - or is that too difficult now.Jump to post
seahawk wrote:The problem is the 737 supply situation. Without the MAX being in the air, expanding will be a problem - unless you need a lot of wetlease contracts.
My crystal ball says that Volotea's future has Vueling written all over it.... It could also have easyJet’s name all over it! or Lauda for that matter.... That was the original plan no doubt. But it doesn't seem carriers like Vueling or easyJet are rushing to buy Volotea. What for? It is easier to ...Jump to post
The issue is likely to be around licensing of the Virgin brand. Given that Virgin Atlantic don’t own the rights to the brand they probably can’t just slap it on flyBe, which Virgin Group may see as a third party and will want fees from. The former Belgian Express may complicate how VS can use the b...Jump to post
It all seems to have gone rather quiet regarding Flybe/Connect? Have we any idea when we're likely to see the Dash 8s painted up in Virgin colours? I'm sure there's plenty of corporate marketing shenanigans going on behind the scenes but there seems to have very little additional information come i...Jump to post
Btw which are the largest bases/destinations for TC in terms of passengers? (so which airports will be more affected). Manchester? LGW and MAN followed by BHX I believe. And id imagine TFS, PMI, LPA and ACE for destinations. Thomas Cook do have a lot of flights to Turkey and Egypt and are the large...Jump to post
looks like FOSUN will buy the tour op's from the administrator and I'm hoping the banks keep the airline running as it is profitable The airline is only profitable whilst being fed by the tour operator. It wouldnt be profitable without it. A FOSUN tour op may not contract its flying programme to TC...Jump to post
I have often wondered if Muscat would be moved to Gatwick, which would fit with the current portfolio of more leisure orientated routes. Although Dubai wouldn’t be a surprise.Jump to post
OA260 wrote:Rumor saying MT1107 is grounded at JSI as cant pay for fuel. Passengers stranded. Certainly something up as LGW showing next info 0900.
flyjay123 wrote:Isn't the airline profitable? .... and couldn't a slimmed down scheduled TC airline minus IT charters make a success of it - if the tour operation side goes bust ?
Remember that Thomas Cook is primarily a ‘tour operator’, not a ‘travel agent’. A tour operator acts as the principal, where as an agent is a reseller. Not renewing the ATOL will bring them down like a pack of cards. They couldn’t raise the money they needed through selling the airline, although unl...Jump to post
Absolutely onboard with the multiple airport strategy, and is something they already do with large metropolitan areas in the US. I don’t believe connections are going to be important for them, given the capacity of the aircraft, so I don’t believe it is essential for them to be Heathrow. I wouldn’t ...Jump to post
So BA get a Berlin monopoly? Ouch! Btw it’s pedantic but surely flybe feed VS/DL, not vice versa. Good news on DEN-LHR! LH’s core priority is to feed its hubs (just as BA has its core at feeding LHR) - i.e FRA and MUC, so a traveller from BER flying with LH on a connecting flight is more likely to ...Jump to post
The success of the CityFlyer experiments flying from the regions has been somewhat patchy - so for mainline BA to expand beyond London does seem quite unrealistic. Do you have any evidence that this has been ‘patchy’? I understood these flights were doing well. I have never understood why VS can ma...Jump to post
The Canarian press are reporting that it is 4 airports - TFS/LPA/ACE and GRO.Jump to post
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