VS4ever wrote:adamh8297 wrote:CAA - released December UK numbers - DY BOS-LGW pretty much spot on from November with 91.5% LF. Only 1% drop in BOS-LHR traffic as well.
Also, though it appears the D8/NAI operation is heading for smaller airports such as PVD, a DY spokesperson has said “Boston is a very important destination in Norwegian’s long-term expansion plans – as are the UK and Ireland. This is not changing.”
http://aviationtribune.com/airlines/eur ... expansion/
Surely LGW has to go Daily? 90% LF's in Dec is nuts.... now whether they are dumping capacity to get it there, who knows, but given LHR can't get anywhere near that kind of load, it clearly shows the market is there and could be expanded, I have to think BA are looking at this as a defensive measure, but then again, they are so married to LHR, maybe they are ok with letting DY have their fun at LGW. Maybe for now it switches to year round 789, at 344 pax that's a big number to fill 4 times a week, but i am beyond impressed with this, i must say.
Yeah i didn't think they would abandon their key major routes, after all got to do something with those 787's... but nice to see BOS specifically get a mention there.
I'm actually surprised BA hasn't moved one of their 4-dailies to LGW to combat DY. BA has/is starting JFK/OAK/FLL-LGW to go up against DY. Why is BOS being left out when BOS is their second largest U.S. station and DY is crushing it on BOS-LGW?