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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia set to grow another 6% next year, mostly in Europe
Replies: 53
Views: 6821

Re: Iberia set to grow another 6% next year, mostly in Europe

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. ...

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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia set to grow another 6% next year, mostly in Europe
Replies: 53
Views: 6821

Re: Iberia set to grow another 6% next year, mostly in Europe

I could see 3x weekly CPT winter only work. Perhaps on the days when LGWCPT and MADJNB aren't operating (257).

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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia set to grow another 6% next year, mostly in Europe
Replies: 53
Views: 6821

Re: Iberia set to grow another 6% next year, mostly in Europe

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 Level?

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by lhrsfosyd
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African countries a no-show at open skies agreement signing
Replies: 28
Views: 6655

Re: African countries a no-show at open skies agreement signing

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.

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP announces LIS-SFO
Replies: 42
Views: 2145

Re: TP announces LIS-SFO

Thought LIS was slot restricted?

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by lhrsfosyd
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals
Replies: 78
Views: 11568

Re: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals

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...

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by lhrsfosyd
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: VS to re-launch BOM ‘19
Replies: 13
Views: 2486

Re: RUMOUR: VS to re-launch BOM ‘19

Ummmm no. They'd be better off moving DEL to morning departure and arrival instead of bleeding money on BOM.

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by lhrsfosyd
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 247
Views: 59061

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

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...

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by lhrsfosyd
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 247
Views: 59061

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

Perhaps second daily Accra or Abijan?

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by lhrsfosyd
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 36174

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

PVG (3x) and HKG (4x) would attract much higher yields

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by lhrsfosyd
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA mulling move to LHR T5
Replies: 81
Views: 13804

Re: AA mulling move to LHR T5

It would make sense to streamline destinations to one terminal. AA could move JFK and LAX flights to T5 whereas BA could move DFW and ORD to T3.

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by lhrsfosyd
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 49095

Re: Air France to halve its A380 fleet

Not all milk and honey. Two aircraft means crewing, ATC and airport charges are doubled.

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likely BA Heathrow route additions from Gatwick
Replies: 35
Views: 6289

Re: Likely BA Heathrow route additions from Gatwick

Agree twice a week in winter to BGI could work perhaps they can use SEZ slots and move it to LGW.

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by lhrsfosyd
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Air Europa doing?
Replies: 30
Views: 6725

Re: How is Air Europa doing?

BA/VS are pretty big out of UK so no Spain isn't the only country with two large full service carriers.

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by lhrsfosyd
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is VS's strategy in Asia?
Replies: 91
Views: 13822

Re: What is VS's strategy in Asia?

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...

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is VS's strategy in Asia?
Replies: 91
Views: 13822

Re: What is VS's strategy in Asia?

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...

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by lhrsfosyd
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 31271

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

ACC and NBO would be perfect candidates for the 3 class A350. Very strong demand for all classes except F and the turnaround can easily be done in 18 hours.

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by lhrsfosyd
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Iberia's A346 fleet
Replies: 12
Views: 4464

Re: Question about Iberia's A346 fleet

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...

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by lhrsfosyd
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG
Replies: 84
Views: 16843

Re: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG

Very disappointing outbound isn't a red eye. Yields would have been much better.

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by lhrsfosyd
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent
Replies: 35
Views: 11547

Re: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent

LO could deploy Nordica frames out of ZAG in case of OU's bancrupcy.

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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 25178

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

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 ...

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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 25178

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

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.

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by lhrsfosyd
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model
Replies: 21
Views: 3837

Re: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model

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 ...

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by lhrsfosyd
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model
Replies: 21
Views: 3837

Re: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model

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...

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by lhrsfosyd
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future London to Africa routes...
Replies: 50
Views: 4917

Re: Future London to Africa routes...

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...

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by lhrsfosyd
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model
Replies: 21
Views: 3837

Re: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model

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...

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by lhrsfosyd
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future London to Africa routes...
Replies: 50
Views: 4917

Re: Future London to Africa routes...

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...

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by lhrsfosyd
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model
Replies: 21
Views: 3837

Re: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model

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...

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by lhrsfosyd
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model
Replies: 21
Views: 3837

Re: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model

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.

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by lhrsfosyd
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future London to Africa routes...
Replies: 50
Views: 4917

Re: Future London to Africa routes...

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...

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by lhrsfosyd
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 31271

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

I wouldn't be so sure about that. AA flies several times a day between LHR and JFK with no F product.

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chile approves AA-LATAM-IAG JVs
Replies: 28
Views: 5083

Re: Chile approves AA-LATAM-IAG JVs

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...

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chile approves AA-LATAM-IAG JVs
Replies: 28
Views: 5083

Re: Chile approves AA-LATAM-IAG JVs

Detroit313 wrote:
AA owns Latin America.


And airlines like Avianca and COPA just fly around the continent for fun do they?

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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hub in the Canary Islands?
Replies: 30
Views: 3596

Re: Hub in the Canary Islands?

WOW Air copied what Icelandair was already doing. The next airline could copy at LPA what RAM is doing in CMN and that is narrow body connecting Europe with West Africa.

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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B787-10 Update
Replies: 68
Views: 16563

Re: British Airways B787-10 Update

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...

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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hub in the Canary Islands?
Replies: 30
Views: 3596

Re: Hub in the Canary Islands?

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...

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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hub in the Canary Islands?
Replies: 30
Views: 3596

Re: Hub in the Canary Islands?

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...

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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA & IB widebodies between MAD-LHR
Replies: 26
Views: 5020

Re: BA & IB widebodies between MAD-LHR

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....

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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA & IB widebodies between MAD-LHR
Replies: 26
Views: 5020

Re: BA & IB widebodies between MAD-LHR

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.


BA wide body arrives at 1910, it's the other way around, the wide body captures arriving North Atlantic traffic.

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by lhrsfosyd
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA & IB widebodies between MAD-LHR
Replies: 26
Views: 5020

Re: BA& IB MAD-LHR

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...

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by lhrsfosyd
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY winter schedule starts today:767 reired from longhaul
Replies: 13
Views: 3150

Re: LY winter schedule starts today:767 reired from longhaul

What will be the new configuration of the 777?

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in the race for the route LHR-SYD non stop?
Replies: 45
Views: 10199

Re: ¿BRITISH AIRWAYS in the race for the route LHR-SYD non stop?

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...

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in the race for the route LHR-SYD non stop?
Replies: 45
Views: 10199

Re: ¿BRITISH AIRWAYS in the race for the route LHR-SYD non stop?

[ 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...

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in the race for the route LHR-SYD non stop?
Replies: 45
Views: 10199

Re: ¿BRITISH AIRWAYS in the race for the route LHR-SYD non stop?

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, ...

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in the race for the route LHR-SYD non stop?
Replies: 45
Views: 10199

Re: ¿BRITISH AIRWAYS in the race for the route LHR-SYD non stop?

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.

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to serve NRT daily during Summer 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Re: Austrian to serve NRT daily during Summer 2019

konrad wrote:
This in competition with the recently announced daily ANA service from Haneda.


No, it's not. They have a JV.

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announce S19 flights from LHR to Bastia and Preveza
Replies: 9
Views: 1668

Re: British Airways announce S19 flights from LHR to Bastia and Preveza

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...

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announce S19 flights from LHR to Bastia and Preveza
Replies: 9
Views: 1668

Re: British Airways announce S19 flights from LHR to Bastia and Preveza

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...

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