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Re: BA and the kangaroo route

ATOG is correct in that BA has lost a “ton” of business. But the traffic has been lost not just to EK but also to the other indirect carriers.

As I mentioned in the magazine in December 2012 (see “Kangaroo Moves”), way back in 1988, BA boasted in its timetable that it was “On top Down Under”.

In those days BA served more points in Australasia from Europe than any other airline. It operated to Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. It flew to Christchurch and Auckland in NZ.

Today all that’s left is a single daily flight to Sydney.