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Old Sep 26, 18, 1:42 am
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You got part of your wish with the extra TXL and DUB rotations announced.
but arenít those from LCY?

this thread is about LGW
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Old Sep 26, 18, 1:56 am
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Originally Posted by mtikky View Post
I'd love to see a better LGW domestic service but I suspect the market for Gatwick isn't busy enough to warrant it...
If the old MAN service was anything to go by the volumes were there but the yields weren't. There is plenty of competition from rail for point to point domestic business and not enough connecting traffic onto a handful of LH routes.

And if MAN doesn't work, where would?

If the other low cost operators can't make it work then chances are not good for BA.
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Old Sep 26, 18, 2:40 am
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Originally Posted by mtikky View Post
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Now if anyone is going to invest something in Gatwick (albeit the airport, not BA), having a proper Domestic arrivals route which doesn't involve a bus would be nice! (Although my last arrival was on the PrivatAir 737, which was on stand 134...)
ISTR C-W-S saying this was a work in progress, but required some construction work to segregate CTA arrivals.
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Old Sep 26, 18, 2:57 am
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Originally Posted by UKtravelbear View Post


but arenít those from LCY?

this thread is about LGW
Sorry getting ahead of my self.
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Old Sep 26, 18, 3:01 am
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Originally Posted by T8191 View Post
ISTR C-W-S saying this was a work in progress, but required some construction work to segregate CTA arrivals.
Makes sense as there is a Domestic arrivals route for baggage reclaim (not that I've ever checked a bag... yet) but just needs a more indoor approach. :-)

Still, it's a minor sacrifice in the part of a JER TP run.
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Originally Posted by rapidex View Post
You got part of your wish with the extra TXL and DUB rotations announced.
Aren't those from LCY not LGW? British Airways - LAUNCH OF MUNICH FLIGHTS FROM LONDON CITY
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i think that point has been made already about three posts up
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post


i think that point has been made already about three posts up
Yes my bad, posts crossed in the ether
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Old Sep 27, 18, 12:56 pm
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BA have increased frequencies on 4 Longhaul routes for the peak summer months of June, July and August

Cancun - Frequency will increase from 4 to 5 x Weekly from 16JUN19 to 25AUG19
Kingston - Frequency will increase from 3 to 4 x Weekly from 18JUN19 to 30AUG19
Las Vegas - Frequency will increase from 5 to 6 x Weekly from 19JUN19 to 28AUG19
Orlando - Frequency will increase from 13 x Weekly to 2 x Daily from 21JUN19 to 31AUG19

Further changes are highly likely over the coming months
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Old Sep 27, 18, 1:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Scotflyer80 View Post
BA have increased frequencies on 4 Longhaul routes for the peak summer months of June, July and August

Cancun - Frequency will increase from 4 to 5 x Weekly from 16JUN19 to 25AUG19
Kingston - Frequency will increase from 3 to 4 x Weekly from 18JUN19 to 30AUG19
Las Vegas - Frequency will increase from 5 to 6 x Weekly from 19JUN19 to 28AUG19
Orlando - Frequency will increase from 13 x Weekly to 2 x Daily from 21JUN19 to 31AUG19

Further changes are highly likely over the coming months

Looking at that does it suggest an extra frame being based at LGW with a new 3x weekly route to be announced shortly?
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Old Sep 27, 18, 2:50 pm
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Originally Posted by IslingtonFlyer View Post
Looking at that does it suggest an extra frame being based at LGW with a new 3x weekly route to be announced shortly?
Below are how many 777ís will be required to operate on each day, based on the timetable loaded for the last week in July 2019

Monday & Thursday - 12 aircraft

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - 13 aircraft

Sunday - 14 aircraft

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Old Sep 28, 18, 12:55 am
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Don't forget though that when operating the Mauritius service 3 times a week 777 aircraft are away from base nearly 30 hours. You also have to allow for routine maintenance. So it looks like 14 or 15 aircraft required. With further deliveries of 787 and A350 to LHR this looks possible to achieve. 777s from Heathrow are also regularly sent to and from Gatwick to help out at peak times.
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Old Oct 16, 18, 9:00 pm
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With recent announcements regarding Summer 2019 at Heathrow and London City, hopefully we will soon hear more
about plans for Gatwick in the coming weeks.
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Old Oct 17, 18, 12:04 am
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Originally Posted by Greenpen View Post
Would a LGW to LHR service work? Seems a good thing to do, perhaps a walk on shuttle service. Cut out all the hassle of changing airports.
Is there a reason why an airside transfer bus couldn't do this? Is it just that BA wouldn't want to pay the running costs or would security not allow it? I guess there's a big potential for "breaking out" of the bus etc and skipping immigration which could be too difficult to overcome.

At the very least, baggage transfers between the airports would be nice!
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