MADCPT would of course rely on connections including to and from the US. Day flight to South Africa and red eye back would work out cheaper and would be a bit more competitive for US East Coast connections. Europe to CPT is still an undeserved market and yields are high for a flight of that length. ...Jump to post
I could see 3x weekly CPT winter only work. Perhaps on the days when LGWCPT and MADJNB aren't operating (257).Jump to post
capshandler wrote:lhrsfosyd wrote:Have you heard of Vueling?
Mmm I see. Whether you din't fly them or you went quite fast reading. I was referring to the lack of service and business products in BCN in general (Vueling not offering neither of those), with emphasis on long haul.
Have you heard of Vueling?Jump to post
Of course they wouldn't sign it as those countries are a cesspit of corruption. Openskies would eliminate under the table deals that as so vital to those in charge.Jump to post
The 744 and 772ER problem BA has is not so much as replacements but the planes look worn. They have white planes which are dirty and the premium class seats are old and have been around for 15 to 20 years, First and Business should be new every 5 -7 years. Some 777 have unpainted engine coulings. J...Jump to post
Egoistically, I would also see LHR-SCQ on a two/three weekly basis on high-season. SCQ can be a "premium city break". There is no shortage of 5-star hotels (e.g. NH Collection, Marriott Autograph Collection, Paradores, Eurostars...) or expensive places for a dinner in the city. Iberia use...Jump to post
Agree twice a week in winter to BGI could work perhaps they can use SEZ slots and move it to LGW.Jump to post
Is Ottawa getting axed then?Jump to post
VS will only expand to markets that can feed US network and have healthy premium demand. That limits the options to Africa/Middle East/South Asia. I also doubt Virgin would expand to markets where turnaround exceeds 24hrs. Tel Aviv seems like a great candidate for both. LHR 1615 TLV 2300 TLV 0300 LH...Jump to post
They should move their Delhi service to morning departure/arrival I can't see any point codesharing with 9W when the flights are around the same time and are useless for US connections. No money to be made in Asia so perhaps winter only CPT or summer only TLV? They seem to aim for a bigger market sh...Jump to post
How low yield IB has gone. A346 reconfigured with Y+ in place of J. A359 with only 31J Markets such as JFK, ORD, MEX, SCL or EZE can not afford a Hi J config on 359 and 346? I don’t think J31 is super high density, and better than sticking F suites and loads of J when that’s not what the market wan...Jump to post
Yup but capacity wise it's still (all Y) a big 40 seat drop give or take.However - the profitability will go off the charts with a 321 NEO.The Sfc must be circa 35% less I would have thought. It maybe that they accept that loss in pax volume - dunno the load factors.What they really need for these ...Jump to post
Capacity is increased directly by the densification of the existing fleet and A319 replacement with larger NEOs. Capacity is also increased indirectly by AA launching more direct routes between Europe and the USA, traffic which otherwise would have gone via LHR.Jump to post
I have read your post and I'll keep repeating myself that JU is not a sustainable business model as it relies on Serbian government subsidies. Shareholders are the ones losing out because of JU's losses. Routes should exist for profit not for pride so if JU collapses and a ton of routes disappears ...Jump to post
Air Serbia is one of the oldest airlines in the world founded back in 1927. Ha, nice try. Air Serbia was founded on August 1, 2013. No, Air Serbia is the legal successor of Jat Airways, JAT Yugoslav Airlines and AeroPut before that. Mind you, AeroPut didn't go bankrupt during WW2, it survived and w...Jump to post
Lagos and Abuja are also underserved with only three daily flights to the UK and could support additional services following MedView's withdrawal. The current agreement between the two governments allows for six flights a day with the Nigerian government not willing to allow UK carriers more than h...Jump to post
I have read your post and I'll keep repeating myself that JU is not a sustainable business model as it relies on Serbian government subsidies. Shareholders are the ones losing out because of JU's losses. Routes should exist for profit not for pride so if JU collapses and a ton of routes disappears f...Jump to post
Deep Africa is a market that is extremely underserved from a global city like London. Part of that is because Africa has few 1st tier global cities and airlines like BA or Virgin like sticking to only the biggest markets. AF/KL give pretty good coverage. BA or Virgin like sticking to only the bigge...Jump to post
National pride comes before everything else. JU, OK, RO or OU have no future as they failed to adapt their business models to suit the population they're serving. Huh? How exactly has JU failed the people of Serbia? They would have been profitable if they didn't have JFK which is anyway a political...Jump to post
Deep Africa is a market that is extremely underserved from a global city like London. Part of that is because Africa has few 1st tier global cities and airlines like BA or Virgin like sticking to only the biggest markets. Secondly airlines in Africa are known to be examples of how not to run a busin...Jump to post
AA owns Latin America. And airlines like Avianca and COPA just fly around the continent for fun do they? AA does the USA to Latin America. Avianca has "fun" flying people from Medellin, Cali and Bogota. Copa has "fun" with what we can all "Atlanta South". Not everythin...Jump to post
Whatever the stated official range of the B781 is, for a more realistic point of view deduct 25% from it. Also GRU being almost 12 hours block time won’t be possible with the B781 as BA gives its Brazilian passengers 2 piece checked baggage allowance free of cost (same it does for Kenya Ghana Niger...Jump to post
But the type of routes I´m talking about would be Africa-American sector, as there are destinations in Africa in which there is demand, but not as much to fill a widebody aircraft, for that reason an airline like Norwegian could be perfect, as they could use their 737 max 8 which does have the rang...Jump to post
Could work, perhaps someone some day will try connecting Western Europe with West Africa. Traffic to and from West Africa is very high yielding and the market undeserved. Norwegian would probably be best positioned in Canary Islands to offer such connections: LPA-Western Europe 7am-12pm Western Euro...Jump to post
Good morning, I think you are wrong. Iberia has more total frequencies on the route, and the same number of large aircraft as BA. In addition neither Iberia leaves sleeping aircraft in LHR nor BA leaves aircraft in MAD. They did this to save costs, because they save the rest of the crews in Hotels....Jump to post
LupineChemist wrote:The BA widebody is to get people from from MAD to LHR in time for the afternoon bank to the US.
The IB widebody is to get people from LHR in time for the night bank to S. America.
Cargo isn't the only reason. Travel volumes are rather large between the two cities and given no competition, long haul aircraft availability and the retirement of B767, IAG tries to make as much profit as possible. There are however only two wide body services a day and they are largely connected t...Jump to post
What will be the new configuration of the 777?Jump to post
They could but this would require a new subfleet with an extremely premium configuration. Creating subfleets only makes economic sense of you can use the aircraft on several routes. Just because Qantas can make AUSTRALIA-UK nonstop work, it doesn't mean BA will be able to as well. Currently the 77W...Jump to post
[ They could but this would require a new subfleet with an extremely premium configuration. Creating subfleets only makes economic sense of you can use the aircraft on several routes. Just because Qantas can make AUSTRALIA-UK nonstop work, it doesn't mean BA will be able to as well. That's not real...Jump to post
Don't forget that BA doesn't make money just from passengers travelling from London to Sydney and vice versa but also primarily on: LHR-SIN Europe-LHR-SIN LHR-SIN-South East Asia/Australia SIN-SYD SIN-SYD-Eastern Aus/NZ Markets that BA won't be able to compete in if LHR-SYD came to fruition. True, ...Jump to post
Don't forget that BA doesn't make money just from passengers travelling from London to Sydney and vice versa but also primarily on:
LHR-SIN-South East Asia/Australia
Markets that BA won't be able to compete in if LHR-SYD came to fruition.
konrad wrote:This in competition with the recently announced daily ANA service from Haneda.
Yes I agree. Huge amounts of Asian tourists in the summer too. It would have to be a night stopping service to capture Asian and NA transfer traffic. LHR 1800 DBV 2145 DBV 0700 LHR 0900 Iberia flies three daily (!) in summer MAD-DBV with many PAX being connections from the Americas. That new AA PHL...Jump to post
Out of interest, how do they decide, with these types of routes, whether they operate them out of LHR or LGW? Traditionally, LGW has been the 'bucket and spade' route airport, but it seems more and more flights are being offered from LHR too. BA now fly the following bucket and spade routes on a se...Jump to post