15 MARCH 2010


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Article from BTNews 15 MARCH 2010

British Airways airline reaction

BRITISH AIRWAYS strike action by the union Unite SEE COMMENT ABOVE has (naturally) caused some quick reactions by other UK carriers.  Flybe has increased the number of seats available on several UK and European routes, replacing 78-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft with 118-seat Embraer 190s.  Specifically, these are Gatwick to and from Aberdeen, Jersey and Dusseldorf.  Additionally, Flybe has upped the number of seats available for purchase from Southampton to a range of destinations to assist BA customers who otherwise might fly from Heathrow or Gatwick.  bmi says it is currently reviewing its situation in respect of operating larger aircraft and additional frequencies.  In addition, with an eye to the future, BA Silver and Gold Executive card holders flying with bmi will be offered access to the bmi lounges including The Great British lounge, bmi’s flagship international lounge at Heathrow. www.flybmi.com www.flybe.com

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