With so much capacity in the UK and in Europe, how is Qantas able to successfully operate charters from Heathrow to many places around Europe? I always thgought the Brits and Europeans were very protective of their patch and looked ater their own!
There was talk of a similar arrangement a couple of years ago between, if I remember, South African and Lufthansa. Aircraft to/from South Africa spend all day sat on the ground so the idea was that LH 'borrow' the SA aircraft to fly a short haul in Europe, using their own crews, and SA borrow the LH one down there. Did this ever actually happen?