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Old 29th Oct 2020, 14:05
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Originally Posted by JW95 View Post
Noticed something strange on Cathay's website this morning... Just tried searching for flights from LGW-HKG-DPS in late Jan/early Feb, and flights originating from LGW are coming in noticeably more expensive than the LHR departures, around £200-280 more in economy on the same dates (odd seeing as LHR is the usually the more expensive departure airport). Is this indicating that CX are trying to discourage passengers from flying out of LGW, or even an attempt to price themselves off the route?
It's a placeholder for the London market. There's little chance Cathay will re-open LGW until they're using all of their LHR slots. Current usage at LHR is 1 or 2 / 5 services daily. Anyone who really wants fly to HKG from LGW and books can easily be transferred to LHR.
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Old 4th Nov 2020, 20:33
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Just had a random look at Gatwick’s departure board which shows 5 Wizz departures over 90 minutes. I thought Wizz just had random flights. Something fishy?

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Old 4th Nov 2020, 21:12
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Hmm they’re not showing on the internal app. Believe GDN has been dropped too (or is about to be)
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Old 4th Nov 2020, 21:16
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AFAIK, airport-gatwick.com as mentioned at the top of the image shown is not the official website (or domain to be correct) for Gatwick. However, gatwickairport.com is managed by the airport and may well give more accurate data
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Old 5th Nov 2020, 23:27
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BA to suspend all flights from Gatwick according ti Sky News and Daily Mail.
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Old 6th Nov 2020, 06:23
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Bit of a nothing story really. Theyíre cancelling 2-4 daily Caribbean flights for a month due to the travel ban. The rest of the LGW operation was already cancelled until March.
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Old 16th Nov 2020, 20:26
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Just been reading the ACL report for S21, initial report. Why has Virgin asked for and been granted slots for S21 when they have declared that they are finished with Lgw?
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Old 16th Nov 2020, 20:36
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Just been reading the ACL report for S21, initial report. Why has Virgin asked for and been granted slots for S21 when they have declared that they are finished with Lgw?
Why not? They'll be hoping the exemptions continue, and they may at some point regain some value. Give them up now, and they're gone.
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Old 16th Nov 2020, 20:36
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Originally Posted by True Blue View Post
Just been reading the ACL report for S21, initial report. Why has Virgin asked for and been granted slots for S21 when they have declared that they are finished with Lgw?
The same could be said as to why Flybe still have a round 600 slots at MAN. Grandfather-rights or something.
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Old 16th Nov 2020, 20:38
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Originally Posted by True Blue View Post
Just been reading the ACL report for S21, initial report. Why has Virgin asked for and been granted slots for S21 when they have declared that they are finished with Lgw?
More likely that flybe will use the slots
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Old 16th Nov 2020, 20:40
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The reason why not is there are a lot of applications that were refused because slots are held by an airline that has publicly said that they will not be back. So the consumer suffers as routes that might have been offered will not be.
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Old 16th Nov 2020, 21:03
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Originally Posted by True Blue View Post
Just been reading the ACL report for S21, initial report. Why has Virgin asked for and been granted slots for S21 when they have declared that they are finished with Lgw?
would be interested to see airline and slot allocations for LGW in S21. Do you have a link to the report? (Canít seem to find it anywhere on the ACL website)
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Old 16th Nov 2020, 21:10
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It's under latest airport info, select Lgw as the airport. It is there
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Old 16th Nov 2020, 21:13
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Another possibility: "New airline" that wants slots can approach Virgin to buy some of them through the secondary market. Virgin makes money rather than just putting them back in the pot. It might not be what was originally intended but it is the way the secondary slot market works.
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Old 16th Nov 2020, 22:36
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Aegean has been granted slots for S21 and they are starting LGW-HER 5w/CFU daily/JTR. 2w..Flights already uploaded
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Old 17th Nov 2020, 06:37
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Shame no mention of BHD. But still good to see operators expanding.
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Old 17th Nov 2020, 19:26
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Hong Kong axed by the looks of it

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...busiest-cities
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Old 17th Nov 2020, 20:40
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This is desperately sad news for LGW. It was always a pleasure seeing the CX A350 parked up at the South Terminal, and flying from Gatwick was always a huge bonus for me as apposed to LHR and the 77W, as Iím sure it was for many others. My thoughts go out to the Cathay ground staff at LGW, hopefully they will find jobs in the CX operation at LHR. I seriously do hope they will come back- having spoken with their office and ground staff, Gatwick has grown to become a very good route for them, and a very popular alternative to LHR, so hopefully they wonít be gone for another 20+ years like last time. The person I spoke with in the London office yesterday seemed adamant that CX hasnít withdrawn from LGW permanently, rather the route has been subject to a ďtemporary closureĒ, so hopefully they havenít given up on Gatwick totally.
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Old 18th Nov 2020, 15:50
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Is there any solution to Gatwick's problem of airlines starting a new route to all sorts of fanfare and then a few years later shifting to LHR (or if they already operate there, cancelling the Gatwick service)? Lufthansa, China Airlines, Garuda, Vietnam Airlines, Aeroflot, Rwandair and then longer ago Delta, Continental, American, are ones that spring to mind. Is there any way for Gatwick to stop being simply a stepping stone, a way to launch London flights until Heathrow is available? It has been going on as long as I can remember, and must be extremely frustrating for Gatwick's management.
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Old 18th Nov 2020, 15:54
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Norwegian are seeking examinership in Ireland - a form of bankruptcy. What happens to Norwegian's slots at LGW ?
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