Virgin and the appeal Vs IAG

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This topic contains 7 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  transtraxman 17 Apr 2012
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    sparkyflier
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    If Virgin cared so much about slots and providing competition, why did they CHOOSE to lease out slots and not provide services themselves?

    What do you all think?


    dutchyankee
    Participant

    I agree with you sparkyflyer. I do believe it is just Branson being Branson. He is the king of publicity seeking, and I feel nothing will come of this latest rant, except making some lawyers even richer.


    sparkyflier
    Participant

    Its a bit RICH if you ask me.


    ImissConcorde
    Participant

    From what I understand Lufthansa has not managed to offload either bmi Regional or bmibaby as yet. I mailed Willie W to suggest that he gives bmi Regional to Virgin. This together with the 14 slot pairs SRB has said he is going to purchase will enable him to set up a shorthaul airline in competition to B.A.


    LeTigre
    Participant

    That’s actually a really good idea.

    However, the BMI Regional slots have been transferred to Mainline so that will not allow LHR expansion.


    Bullfrog
    Participant

    Great idea .. let Virgin have bmi Regional & bmiBaby.

    SRB is behaving like a kid in his pram throwing out his toys.

    He’s let his airline (49% SQ owned) decline something chronic.


    transtraxman
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    BRANSONĀ“S BLUSTER BEGETS BASHING FROM BRUSSELS

    Under title …..
    “EC hits back at Virgin Atlantic over Bmi claims”
    ….ABTN has published this today.

    http://www.abtn.co.uk/news/1717240-ec-hits-back-virgin-atlantic-over-bmi-claims

    SRB should avoid spending uselessly on lawyers in an appeal which will not be decided upon for two years and invest the money in the 14 slots BA has to give up at LHR.

    I agree with ImissConcorde but it is highly unlikely Willie Walsh will do SRB any favours.

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