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Hello Le Tigre
It is still early days and hopefully Little Red will increase the number of transfer passengers it feeds to Virgin Atlantic.
And, of course, much depends on the type of transfer passenger it carries, for example are they travelling on discounted economy class promo fares or have they booked Upper Class ?
Clearly the higher the fare, the more the contribution to Virgin’s bottom line.
But the spokeswoman’s comment that “we carry a lot of leisure passengers from Manchester” doesn’t augur well for yields.
As for the slot rules … as far as I know the London-Manchester slots can be used for other routes as and when Virgin sees fit.
But the London to Aberdeen and Edinburgh slots are restricted.
Is it true that if Little Red is closed down within three years then the above slots (for London to Aberdeen/Edinburgh only) will revert to BA ?