I found today’s article regarding the results of little red quite interesting. By my dodgy calculations half full little red planes with 27% transfer loads would increase VS load factors by 3-4%. Unrealiable but interesting! But the points is, I don’t think they’ll give up.
Anyway the rules say that even after 3 years, the slots must be used in the EU. So, what could you do, if you started from scratch?
My idea was 1x daily A330 flights to 12 of the biggest EU cities, great for transfers, product familiarisation and of course, cargo. A bit like what BA do with the 767s.