The rumours seem to come and go periodically. Whilst I think BA may have some success out of MAN if they were to try again, I’ll believe it when I see it.
Sure if they want to lose money by the bucket load. BOS at least was less than great in 2019 at only 3x weekly the LF wasn't all that good. To the extent that in 2020 DL is taking over the route with the smaller 752. i can't imagine that there is enough demand for 2 airlines on this route. JFK might be a different story.
JFK/EWR probably, BOS no. There’s also ORD that’s missing since AA gave up on the route, which frankly came across as being run down by virtue of the aircraft used and moving it to seasonal.
Having a look at Manchester airport on Wikipedia, it has quite a decent size, It is # 20 in Europe and #3 in the UK, with more than 28 million passengers.
I think it astonishing that posters are astonished, that BA wants to test out the potential there. If it is pointed out, that it did not work in the past, one has to look at MAN having grown a lot, since BA had a long haul operation there.
Yep. MAN is a different proposition now compared to a decade or so ago and the unavoidable fact is other airlines are making a success of it and probably pinching passengers who may have otherwise flown with BA via LHR.
Looked at ba finances vs that of vs. ba has plenty of resources to wack the yields of a competitor to stop them from gaining traction.
It did the same against dy. Why not against vs getting out of line.
It depends if BA are desperate enough to throw resources at a market which it has expressed little interest in for some time. Norwegian was different as they were competing out of London, so BA had some interest in defending its position and market share, even if it meant launching routes such as OAK and FLL purely to drive them out.
Urgh. Go away BA, we don’t need you operating spoiler services at a loss for a couple of seasons and then disappearing and leaving us with nothing, again. Virgin seems to be making a genuine go at a long haul network from MAN and that is who needs to be supported for the benefit of the folks who live up north.
I would be inclined to agree with this statement, though with the investment VS are making in their MAN offering (Clubhouse, V-Room refurbishment, routes and frequencies) combined with their plans for Flybe, I can’t see them simply disappearing anytime soon unless the economy weakens substantially and I’m sure they will respond suitably to any new competition be it from their old foes or somebody else.