RyanairGuru wrote:getluv wrote:qf2220 wrote:
I think you are wrong on this.
How do you think airlines get peak slots at these controlled airports or cancel flights only to have the same slots when they resume flights years later? A legacy airline would rather make additional revenue and lease their slots rather than relinquish them forever. QF is an old airline that had such a vast network so of course they would have slots at major destinations that they no longer fly to. I can think of a few reasons why they do not publicise this.
Because LHR is very much an exception to the rule, at most airports slots are not as asset that has value or can be traded. You either use it or return it to the airport operator.
Peak slots are traded otherwise incumbent airlines would never be able to commence flights to major airports at favourable times. Only significant assets are recorded as line items on financial reports.
A350OZ wrote:getluv wrote:qf2220 wrote:
Airlines who were allocated slots cannot simply pass them on to other airlines, and therefore cannot hold on to them without actually flying into FRA.
According to IATA they can.