BrianDromey wrote:IAG reckon that the High Density BA 777 operation has lower costs than Norwegians 787s. BA have made huge efforts to reduce costs. They no longer self-handle at LGW (after the contractor went bust it’s now an IAG company), the cabin crew are paid market rates and the aircraft are paid-off. Sounds plausible.
Norwegian have been very unfortunate that both the MAX and 787 have had issues, maybe Boeing’s compensation was a lifeline, who knows. Europe is a tough market right now. Fares are low, there is a lot of capacity, the EU3 along with Ryanair, Wizz and easyJet make competition extremely stiff. Their transatlantic routes get a lot of attention, but they have a sizeable short haul 737 operation too.
Depends what you mean, they palmed off the ramp to Swissport but held onto the passenger handling staff.
Swissport closed shop and the staff were TUPED back across to a new IAG subsidiary called GGS, so doing the same job for less money and benefits. Not something I would celebrate to be fair...