wedgetail737 wrote:My guess is that they went to LGW for more of the charter operations and one went to Virgin Galactic.
azz767 wrote:I flew the LGW route in Feb and the crew were saying they were going to miss flying there. It shows that the capacity of the 747 is better elsewhere with the 332 doing the MAN route now though. I think had it not moved to LHR the Gatwick route would probably have also moved to the 332
JamesCousins wrote:wedgetail737 wrote:My guess is that they went to LGW for more of the charter operations and one went to Virgin Galactic.
The Virgin Galactic frame comes from the first wave of 747-400 retirements a few years ago. They're just rightsizing routes, and better utilizing the 747 on routes to Orlando, Cancun etc. If they had the demand to consistently fill the 747, they'd still be flying to Vegas.
I believe the A340s will be retired first, with the 747s hanging around a little longer before going, too
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