Monarch Slots @ London Gatwick (LGW) – Majority to go to IAG/BABack to Forum
Wonder how they will use the slots?
– More high density 777’s to take on Norweigan?
– Opportunity to give Level a base in the UK?
In either case, where will they fly to I wonder?27 Nov 2017
From The Times this morning
“Under the deal confirmed last night, International Airlines Group will use the slots primarily to fly BA services. That could lead to a spat with Easyjet, Gatwick’s biggest customer airline, if BA launches flights in direct competition.
There had been speculation that IAG would use services at the airport for Level, its new budget long-haul airline, in competition on transatlantic routes with Norwegian.”28 Nov 2017
AN update on this one from the Financial Times yesterday
IAG keeps ex-Monarch Gatwick slots
BA owner in deal to keep extra Gatwick slotsIAG seeks to embed position at UK airport as it turns to Qatar and Thomas Cook
British Airways owner IAG has struck a deal with Qatar Airways and tour operator Thomas Cook to hold on to extra airline slots at Gatwick, which it gained after the collapse of Monarch last year. IAG turned to Qatar Airways, its biggest shareholder, and Thomas Cook’s airline to help it fill the extra slots over the busy summer period as its seeks to embed its position at Gatwick, Britain’s second-biggest airport.19 May 2018
When you see what LH does at FRA and MUC and anywhere else its subsidaries operate its the name of the game for legacy carriers.
Eg.like US airlines at their main bases – if the regulator lets them!20 May 2018