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27th Sep 2022, 12:41
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Posted By vectisman

Virgin also said today no return to Gatwick 2023...

Virgin also said today no return to Gatwick 2023 to 2025 but new routes from Heathrow in 2023. I wonder where the slots will be coming from. They recently said they couldn’t expand at Manchester...
24th Sep 2022, 05:47
Replies: 881
Views: 283,743
Posted By vectisman

Maybe the seats will also be filled by the long...

Maybe the seats will also be filled by the long suffering rich after todayís budget! 💩
15th Sep 2022, 20:32
Replies: 881
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Posted By vectisman

That is 55 slot pairs which is about 7 round...

That is 55 slot pairs which is about 7 round trips a day. Makes sense to keep slots protected. Although BA will be using about 42 plus slot pairs a day during the winter,
they still have more than...
13th Sep 2022, 11:02
Replies: 64
Views: 31,787
Posted By vectisman

Apologies for this oversight. However, my view...

Apologies for this oversight. However, my view that the expansion of the Virgin LHR network in the future is limited unless more slots are acquired is still correct.
It is daily from December.
12th Sep 2022, 18:24
Replies: 64
Views: 31,787
Posted By vectisman

Yes but Virgin used to be up to 3 daily to...

Yes but Virgin used to be up to 3 daily to Orlando from Gatwick during the summer peak and at least daily or more throughout the year. With just one daily from Heathrow they have surrendered market...
12th Sep 2022, 13:16
Replies: 64
Views: 31,787
Posted By vectisman

Further route development at Heathrow will be...

Further route development at Heathrow will be limited by the size of their slot portfolio. That is why over the longer term I can see a return to Gatwick for some leisure heavy services if they
wish...
29th Aug 2022, 09:28
Replies: 973
Views: 275,036
Posted By vectisman

In a forward thinking country or company for that...

In a forward thinking country or company for that matter that is exactly the time to carry out improvements. You are then ready to take advantage of the upturn.
25th Aug 2022, 14:34
Replies: 881
Views: 283,743
Posted By vectisman

Thanks for that information. So maybe room for...

Thanks for that information. So maybe room for another daily service at Gatwick as Westjet are two daily this summer. Possibly an opening for Air Canada Rouge(Is it still about?), increased services...
25th Aug 2022, 14:32
Replies: 881
Views: 283,743
Posted By vectisman

Personally I cannot see BA Gatwick to Rome...

Personally I cannot see BA Gatwick to Rome returning any time soon as Vueling now have up to 3 daily services on that route.
24th Aug 2022, 20:20
Replies: 881
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Posted By vectisman

I expect with the winter schedule TUI, and maybe...

I expect with the winter schedule TUI, and maybe EasyJet, will be operating once again solely from the North Terminal. However they may use both again South in summer 2023. The TUI flights from South...
24th Aug 2022, 15:09
Replies: 881
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Posted By vectisman

I wonder if we could see the return of the BA...

I wonder if we could see the return of the BA Gatwick toToronto Summer seasonal. Further developments may also be influenced by how Jet Blue and Norse develop their routes at Gatwick. I agree charges...
24th Aug 2022, 12:56
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Posted By vectisman

With these and other additions and frequency...

With these and other additions and frequency increases announced for Summer 2023 I can see the BA Gatwick long haul fleet returning to its pre-covid strength of
15 based 777 aircraft.
23rd Aug 2022, 19:39
Replies: 881
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Posted By vectisman

It’s also probably due to rage fact that easyjet...

It’s also probably due to rage fact that easyjet have several frequencies a day to most of the destinations affected so easier to rebook. BA less so. Also easyjet had most in inbounds early in the...
22nd Aug 2022, 12:48
Replies: 881
Views: 283,743
Posted By vectisman

I also believe Emirates have plans to reinstate...

I also believe Emirates have plans to reinstate the third Daily A380 service to Gatwick earlier than March 1st 2023 as was planned. December 2022 is the date now being mentioned.
19th Aug 2022, 19:14
Replies: 881
Views: 283,743
Posted By vectisman

I believe the flights are operated by Euroflyer...

I believe the flights are operated by Euroflyer but under BAs AOC until the Autumn. Similar to Level which operated or still operates under the AOC of Iberia.
The crews are part of Euroflyer except...
19th Aug 2022, 17:12
Replies: 881
Views: 283,743
Posted By vectisman

BA Euroflyer Gatwick to Grenoble loaded today,...

BA Euroflyer Gatwick to Grenoble loaded today, winter seasonal twice weekly. (Sat and Sun) from December 3rd.

BA mainline has also removed Heathrow to Orlando from sale next Summer. Looking like...
18th Aug 2022, 09:21
Replies: 881
Views: 283,743
Posted By vectisman

BA Euroflyer Gatwick to Tenerife uploaded this...

BA Euroflyer Gatwick to Tenerife uploaded this morning for winter 2022/2023. Frequency is up to 12 weekly which is double pre-Covid winter schedule.
13th Aug 2022, 10:10
Replies: 508
Views: 223,796
Posted By vectisman

The mixed flying worked in terms of crew...

The mixed flying worked in terms of crew retention. The problem was the seasonality of the Gatwick short haul operation. Correct staffing during the summer season but more than required
during the...
12th Aug 2022, 19:57
Replies: 508
Views: 223,796
Posted By vectisman

I am not disputing what you say at all. I was...

I am not disputing what you say at all. I was just saying that previously the mixed fleet idea worked at Gatwick for years. That is why I said it would be difficult with the new set up.
12th Aug 2022, 11:27
Replies: 881
Views: 283,743
Posted By vectisman

An update to the schedule I posted above for BA...

An update to the schedule I posted above for BA Euroflyer Winter 2022 to Winter 2023
During the past few days BA Euroflyer has increased the frequency of flights to the initial destinations released...
12th Aug 2022, 10:36
Replies: 508
Views: 223,796
Posted By vectisman

Yes absolutely. Personally I feel a return to...

Yes absolutely. Personally I feel a return to something similar may be beneficial but difficult with the new set up.
12th Aug 2022, 10:34
Replies: 881
Views: 283,743
Posted By vectisman

Maybe but after the last couple of years I think...

Maybe but after the last couple of years I think people will be reluctant to completely scrap all travel plans. Also I think that, whatever planet Truss and Sunak are on at that the moment,
they...
12th Aug 2022, 07:42
Replies: 881
Views: 283,743
Posted By vectisman

Skipness I also agree with what you say about...

Skipness I also agree with what you say about Tampa. Virgin will depend on USA originating connecting traffic to make it work as it is not particularly high yielding. BA will be happy to continue to...
12th Aug 2022, 07:33
Replies: 881
Views: 283,743
Posted By vectisman

Thanks for that information. I also think Orlando...

Thanks for that information. I also think Orlando is another possibility for Virgin at Gatwick. With Heathrow charges that route canít be as competitive with BA as previously. BA have up to 11...
12th Aug 2022, 07:26
Replies: 881
Views: 283,743
Posted By vectisman

I have heard rumours from some Gatwick friends...

I have heard rumours from some Gatwick friends that it has been acquired by as yet an unknown company. Virgin signage has also been removed.
11th Aug 2022, 21:37
Replies: 508
Views: 223,796
Posted By vectisman

Are you talking about Cabin Crew here?

Are you talking about Cabin Crew here?
11th Aug 2022, 20:23
Replies: 508
Views: 223,796
Posted By vectisman

Please see my schedule updates for BA Gatwick...

Please see my schedule updates for BA Gatwick Long Haul and BA Euroflyer Gatwick Short Haul that I have posted on the Gatwick Thread. Information was gained from online timetable, analysts and...
11th Aug 2022, 20:07
Replies: 881
Views: 283,743
Posted By vectisman

I believe that VS currently has slots leased to...

I believe that VS currently has slots leased to EasyJet and Norwegian. With BA expanding their long haul offering to the Caribbean and South America from Gatwick, along with the arrival of Norse and...
11th Aug 2022, 20:01
Replies: 881
Views: 283,743
Posted By vectisman

British Airways Planned Gatwick Long Haul Summer...

British Airways Planned Gatwick Long Haul Summer 2023 As of August 11th 2023. Further additions and changes anticipated.

New York Daily

Tampa Daily

Orlando ...
11th Aug 2022, 19:59
Replies: 881
Views: 283,743
Posted By vectisman

BA Long Haul Gatwick Winter 2022/2023 Tampa...

BA Long Haul Gatwick Winter 2022/2023

Tampa 5 weekly

Cancun Daily

Doha Daily

St Lucia Daily
11th Aug 2022, 19:56
Replies: 881
Views: 283,743
Posted By vectisman

British Airways (BA Euroflyer) Short Haul Gatwick...

British Airways (BA Euroflyer) Short Haul Gatwick Winter 2022/2023 As of August 11th 2022

Glasgow Daily (W pattern) Mainline

Alicante 6 weekly

Bordeaux 9 weekly

Faro 10 weekly
4th Jun 2022, 11:45
Replies: 731
Views: 200,956
Posted By vectisman

This is also a way and excuse for Wizzair to...

This is also a way and excuse for Wizzair to transfer crews to other places in times of shortages. For example, their Gatwick schedules are a shambles at the moment.
Their is obviously a market...
4th Jun 2022, 11:40
Replies: 731
Views: 200,956
Posted By vectisman

TimmyW You really seem to get off on the idea of...

TimmyW You really seem to get off on the idea of an airport running into trouble. How sad you are!
4th Jun 2022, 10:49
Replies: 881
Views: 283,743
Posted By vectisman

I believe some 777 maintenance ends this weekend!

I believe some 777 maintenance ends this weekend!
4th Jun 2022, 10:49
Replies: 881
Views: 283,743
Posted By vectisman

Gatwick New York resumes normal service on...

Gatwick New York resumes normal service on Monday. Doha is still inbound normally. Could be taking cargo outbound. Doha also resumes normal service on Monday. They must be recruiting more cabin crew...
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