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GT
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BA747 In LIS

Thu May 13, 2004 7:02 pm

yesterday a BA747 land in LIS.
do yow know why?
i think this is her first time in LIS. BA usually came to LIS with a 737 or 757.
A380 fever!!!
 
richardw
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RE: BA747 In LIS

Thu May 13, 2004 7:04 pm

Perhaps a preparation visit for the Euro 2004 BA B744 flights?
 
TAP1972
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RE: BA747 In LIS

Thu May 13, 2004 7:05 pm

They might be testing the use of B747 in LIS, in order to use it during the Euro 2004
 
gilesdavies
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RE: BA747 In LIS

Thu May 13, 2004 7:10 pm

Yes they are flying 747's to Faro and Lisbon for Euro 04 during the summer season.

I am surprised easyJet and other LCC don't fly to LIS.
 
GT
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RE: BA747 In LIS

Thu May 13, 2004 7:13 pm

do you know if another company came to LIS with his "heavy's"?
(LH, AF, KLM...)
A380 fever!!!
 
richardw
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RE: BA747 In LIS

Thu May 13, 2004 7:16 pm

Go Fly did STN-LIS without success and AB Airlines did LGW-LIS, TAP also now do LGW-LIS aswell as LHR-LIS, BA no longer do LGW-LIS, I think it has to do with airport fees and subsidies to TAP.
 
TAP1972
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RE: BA747 In LIS

Thu May 13, 2004 7:39 pm

Richardw

There are no subsidies to TAP. There were in the past (4 or 5 years ago) under a recovery plan authorized by the EU Commission. Since then the portuguese government is no longer authorized to give any subsidie to TAP. And guess what..... In a tough market, with events like 9/11, SARS, Economic ressession, etc. and with a strategy to improve the profitable routes like Brazil and Africa, TAP made a profit in 2003. More, what was paid in taxes over this years is more than the subsidie received.

Next time, inform ourself better before making this type of comments.



 
richardw
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RE: BA747 In LIS

Thu May 13, 2004 7:48 pm

Go Fly and AB Airlines were operating to LIS 4 or 5 years ago so the comment about subsidies is relevant.

No frills airlines from LON may start services to LIS, to compete on a so called level playing field with BA and TAP
 
fraT
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RE: BA747 In LIS

Thu May 13, 2004 8:53 pm

"do you know if another company came to LIS with his "heavy's"?

LH will use the A300s for their flights during the EURO.
 
boysteve
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RE: BA747 In LIS

Fri May 14, 2004 5:46 am

Probably a crew run. BA's online schedule shows 744's operating additional flights during Mid June from LHR-LIS for Euro 2004

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