British Airways announced on Thursday that it plans to launch a subsidiary exclusively on short-haul flights from its current operations at Gatwick Airport in London.
“We are working with the unions on proposals for a short-term operation in Gatwick”A spokesman for British Airways confirmed the news from the Wall Street Journal.
However, the company did not want to give details at this stage until the project was approved.
The Wall Street Journal remembers that long-haul flights are always more profitable for short-term companies such as British Airways.
Creating an affiliate would reduce the cost of the space and compete better with specialists such as the Irish “low-cost” company Ryanair or the British EasyJet, and the American newspaper reports that traffic would gradually resume after the impact of the epidemic. Business
British Airways has been hit hard by a health crisis, with more than 10,000 jobs cut due to a sudden drop in traffic. Its parent company, IAG, again reported a loss of 2 2 billion in the first half.
In March, British Airways said on the outskirts of London, near Heathrow Airport, that many of its employees were considering selling to raise funds while accepting telework.
Amid the collapse of the Covid-19 pandemic and pressure to reduce the airline sector’s carbon footprint, the recovery for the company, which relies on Atlantic seaplanes and business travel, promises to be long-lasting.
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