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  • BA to resurrect 'CityFlyer' brand for London City operations following BA Connect sale to FlyBe


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  • BA to resurrect 'CityFlyer' brand for London City operations following BA Connect sale to FlyBe

    News | 12 Jan 2007 17:29 | Victoria Moores

    <P><A href="http://www.ba.com" target=_blank>British&nbsp;Airways (BA)</A> is to brand its London City Airport-based regional services as ‘BA CityFlyer’, following the proposed sale of its remaining regional operations to UK carrier Flybe.</P> <P><A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles/2006/11/03/Navigation/255/210362/British+Airways+to+sell+BA+Connect+regional+services+to+low-fares+carrier.html">BA&nbsp;revealed its plan to sell its BA Connect regional operation to Flybe in November last year</A>, but excluded its London City operations and ten BAE Systems Avro RJs from the deal.</P> <P>The London City operation, which BA launched in April 2003, will be re-branded as BA CityFlyer and operated under a new air operator’s certificate (AOC).</P> <P>CityFlyer Express was formerly the name of BA’s London Gatwick-based franchise partner. It was taken over by the flag-carrier in 1999 and was subsequently absorbed into BA’s mainline short-haul operation from Gatwick.</P> <P>BA Connechttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/BA-to-resurrect-CityFlyer-brand-for-London-City-operations-following-BA-Connect-sale-to-FlyBe-211507/
  • British Airways pushes ahead with UK operations reorganisation

    News | 05 Nov 2002 00:00

    <p>MAX KINGSLEY-JONES / BIRMINGHAM</p> <p>British Airways has partly completed the reorganisation of its UK operations, involving the merger of regional divisions under the CitiExpress brand and the reallocation of aircraft between Birmingham, London Gatwick and Manchester. </p> <p>The move, which is key to the airline's Future Size and Shape review, is due to be completed by the start of its 2003 summer schedules at the end of March. Recently acquired British Regional Airlines (BRAL) has been merged with its wholly owned Brymon Airways arm, which forms the basis of the CitiExpress operation.</p> <p>The other element of the reorganisation is restructuring the BA Regional (BAR) operations at Birmingham and Manchester. These are being brought into the CitiExpress grouping, while ex-BAR Airbus A319s and Boeing 737s are being redeployed to the London airports with BA mainline and replaced by smaller, 110-seat, ex-CityFlyer Express BAE Systems Avro RJ100s which are transferring to the UKhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/British-Airways-pushes-ahead-with-UK-operations-reorganisation-157140/
  • Identity crisis

    News | 30 Sep 2002 23:00

    <p>JUSTIN WASTNAGE / LONDON &amp; CHRISTINA MACKENZIE / PARIS</p> <p>Niche route pioneers, low-cost operators or appendages of mainline carriers, Europe's regional airlines are at a crossroads</p> <p>Exactly what is a regional airline? That is likely to be one of the questions members of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) will be asking themselves as they gather this week for their general assembly in Salzburg, Austria. To join the ERA, you once had to operate aircraft with fewer than 100 seats. Then the net was extended to include airlines operating chiefly between secondary airports.</p> <p>Now aggressive competition from low-cost carriers has led to the association changing the criterion for its 81 members to include all "short-haul airlines". There are reasons for this identity crisis. While the economic downturn has not affected European regionals as badly as their flag carrier counterparts, which depend for a large chunk of their revenue on the North Atlantic markehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Identity-crisis-155607/
  • Taking control

    News | 30 Apr 2002 23:00

    <p>Bucking the trend from the USA, some European majors have been buying their regional affiliates - despite warnings that costs will creep up</p> <p>As the US majors rush to spin off their regional affiliates, some European carriers have been going in the opposite direction. Air France and British Airways have been at the forefront of this movement, taking 100% control of regional operations and, in large part, consolidating them during the last year or so. Elsewhere, there has been a gradual creep in the same direction, although there are plenty of warnings about the need not to blur the cost differences between regional and mainline carriers.</p> <p>Lufthansa had planned to take over German regional Eurowings, but confined itself to a 49%stake to soothe competition concerns. Eurowings will remain as a strictly separate entity from the Lufthansa Cityline subsidiary. Elsewhere, SAS has drawn together a sizeable grouping across Scandinavia, while Austrian Airlines has been consolidathttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Taking-control-147218/
  • Climbing the mountain

    News | 01 Mar 2002 00:00

    <p>KEVIN O'TOOLE AND MARK PILLING LONDON</p> <p>BA's future size and shape exercise has outlined radical cuts across the European network and there is the promise of more change ahead as it squares up to low-cost competitors at London Gatwick.</p> <p>British Airways encouraged its managers to think the unthinkable as they set about a fundamental review of the carrier's network and operations. When it was finally revealed in mid-February, the result of the eagerly awaited Future Size and Shape study was not quite radical surgery, but far more than a minor operation. And the principal patient has been BA's operations at London Gatwick. </p> <p>The carrier has spent the best part of a decade trying to find a role for its second hub and to make money from its perennially unprofitable European operations into the bargain. Now, more than five years of growth will be reversed at a stroke, with a 60% cut in seat capacity and heavy cuts in destinations and staff. Yet the outcome could have bhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Climbing-the-mountain-144352/
  • Point of no return

    News | 19 Feb 2002 00:00

    <p>British Airways' measures to ensure its future could be its last lifeline as it tackles twin threats of industry slowdown and low-cost airlines</p> <p>British Airways was among the first of Europe's flag carriers to recognise the potential damage, and opportunities, that the no-frills airline market offered. Towards the end of the last decade, under the guidance of Bob Ayling, BA decided to make premium passengers the focus of mainline operations, while Go was created as a standalone business to gain a foothold in the low-cost sector.</p> <p>The trouble is, the "divide and rule" strategy adopted four years ago to tackle the changing market conditions has not stopped BA becoming a loser on both fronts, following the collapse of its cash cow - transatlantic business traffic - after the US terrorist attacks last September. BA has probably just grasped its last lifeline, but there are serious doubts that it has used this opportunity to go far enough. Will it have another chance?</p>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Point-of-no-return-143219/