22 December 2008

EI's new religion - LGW

Aer lingus - the little Irish Airline that tries quite hard to be nice - is doing a dramatic about turn and going after some new business by setting up a base at LGW.

In the past year LGW (Currently for forced sale by BAA under UK competition rules) has lost a lot of business. The US carriers have largely shifted their operations to LHR and BA has downsized. On the other hand Easyjet which picked up a nice chunk of the former GB Airways has expanded its presence big time at the Sussex based airport.

So EI is going to base 4 A320s there initially and then hopefully expand to 11. Following the FR model - they will build a minihub there flying to existing EI spots where service has declined.

Interesting huh?


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