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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 20:11
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Heard on fairly good authority that Qatar will re-commence services later this year.
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 00:05
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The situation regarding 'will or won't' Qatar be returning to LGW crops up now and again and someone even posted a proposed schedule on this thread last year for LGW to DOH but nothing materialised so unless anything has changed in that respect I suggest that we wait until Qatar officially announces it otherwise your comments regarding the return of Qatar at LGW will be like the numerous other posts that were never substantiated.m

I personally was expecting Qatar to return to LGW but after their recent purchase of extra slots at LHR to accommodate a 7th daily Doha flight I assumed that LGW would have to wait a bit longer until Qatar officially announced a resumption of DOH to LGW.
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 08:24
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They prioritised Cardiff. No, I don’t know why either....
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 09:43
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Because they already have a London route and if they were able to get more LHR slots why would they need to operate a Gatwick route?
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 10:01
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Maybe they will follow Emirates lead and add Stansted... just an idea probably won’t happen but then again who would have thought Emirates would have turn up to the party at Stansted.
Makes sense south of the river and north of the river.
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 10:53
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MAG will have very good relations with QTR..

And added too with STN,comprising QTRC albeit for BAWC & the numerous Amiri flights thru the North Side.
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 11:48
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Maybe there are some crossed wires here as I've also heard that Qatar will be helping out BA from LGW to utilise the recently acquired Monarch slots.
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 12:01
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Haven’t BA already withdrawn their application to deploy Qatar aircraft from the CAA
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 12:22
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No crossed wires...

....& yes as has been discussed QTR 320 lease in permission refused by the CAA.
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 13:23
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Echo View Post
They prioritised Cardiff. No, I donít know why either....
I expect the Welsh Govt are rewarding Qatar well to come in.

I highly doubt it will do well.Even BHX is struggling and even the MAN load factors are not that great.
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 14:31
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EU state aid rules wouldn't allow direct subsidies for a route like that.
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 16:54
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Originally Posted by Jerry123 View Post
Because they already have a London route and if they were able to get more LHR slots why would they need to operate a Gatwick route?
In that respect you could include Cathay Pacific who seem to be successful at LGW with their single daily HKG flight along with their current LHR flights.
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 16:58
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Originally Posted by daz211 View Post
Maybe they will follow Emirates lead and add Stansted... just an idea probably wonít happen but then again who would have thought Emirates would have turn up to the party at Stansted.
Makes sense south of the river and north of the river.
With regards to Emirates and Stansted, it wasn't a huge surprise by any means it was a case of 'not if but when' will Emirates announce Stansted and sure enough it's finally happening but definitely no big surprise that they are now turning up 'at the party'.
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 17:05
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Originally Posted by southside bobby View Post
MAG will have very good relations with QTR..

And added too with STN,comprising QTRC albeit for BAWC & the numerous Amiri flights thru the North Side.
I was under the impression that the Qatar Cargo flights operated on behalf of BA World Cargo have moved from Stansted to LHR and the current Stansted operation are actually Qatar Cargo own designated flights.
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 17:34
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Yes, QTR have operated a weekly, more recently twice-weekly, A330-200F DOH/LHR service since June of last year, routing via Basel either inbound or outbound.
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 17:49
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The Cathay Gatwick service is interesting, indeed they’re actually dropping capacity out of LHR and retiring B77Ws in favour of A359s.
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Old 5th Feb 2018, 07:31
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Qatar Cargo moved the A330F flights to LHR incrementally from last Summer starting with the Saturday service.
This is their own freighter operation.

The QTR Cargo B77F service is retained at STN & is indeed operated for & on behalf of BAWC.
Talk that BAWC needed more lift & a possible move to utilise the B748F as well which QTRC are incorporating into their fleet.
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Old 5th Feb 2018, 09:08
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Remember that Qatar Holdings LLC hold a significant share in the ownership of Heathrow Airport. Operating out of Gatwick for example, means giving business to effectively a competitor!
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Old 9th Feb 2018, 23:04
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So some of the routes that Norwegian was to drop at the end of March will now continue into the summer I believe.
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Old 10th Feb 2018, 00:48
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They have been quietly adding routes from April at about 1 a week, TFS,LPA,ACE all now on sale for summer, I think IBZ was only added this week? Not a big lead time, some suggestion that they wanted to ensure they could crew them without recourse to wet lease.

Rumour is the early build 7M8 will go to HEL starting April as new build ‘ norwegian spec’ 7M8 are delivered for US ops, the early ones were intended for South West.
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