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Old 5th Mar 2019, 16:46
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Originally Posted by EastMids View Post
Virgin is putting its code on almost all (all?) Air France and KLM services between the UK and Amsterdam and Paris Charles de Gaulle (as well as on AF / KL long-haul to North America). So where does that leave the competing Flybe / Connect Airways services on routes such as Birmingham - Amsterdam and Birmingham - Paris? I can't see Virgin competing with its own codeshares and the services of its partners, so maybe there will now be some consolidation (dropping competing Flybe routes), with AF and KL upping capacity where necessary and releasing a few valuable slots at AMS and CDG for other routes.
A lot of the Flybe traffic on those routes will be point to point and not connecting traffic. KLM especially won't be interested in that as their main focus will be connecting passengers so there won't be much clash.
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