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Old 9th Jan 2006, 07:52
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tilly666
 
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GATWICK

For Summer 2006 BA will operate a greater programme, optimising aircraft to the maximum, by flying more night sectors on shorthaul services and upping frequency on a number of routes. By dropping HAJ and MUC BA is concentrating solely on leisure dominated routes, with the exception on AMS, LUX, domestic routes etc.
  • New route to Varna, varying times including one night departure
  • Increasedfrequency to ALG, again with an extra overnight flight
  • Other new routes to TIA, KEF and KBP
  • New route to Izmir, Turkey
  • Increased frequency to SKG, KRK, PRN, VNO, SPU, DBV, VCE, VRN, PSA, NAP, NCE
  • Reintroduction of ATH flights and transfer of RIX from LHR to LGW
  • Seasonal routes to Bari and Cagliari return

Does this mean that BA is committed to short haul at LGW, even though the proposal to merge the two sets of Cabin Crew is moving ahead. Surely if BA are to continue all these extra short haul flights, then a huge requirement for extra crews and aircraft is needed. Afterall those LGW 737 a/c are showing their age immensely and suffer tech difficulties quite often.
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