LBA, as far as I know, isn't an Airport whose capacity is dictated by slots. There is a shortage of departure gates, hence the large number of aircraft tows Jet2 have to do in the morning. Approved Departure Times are sometimes a feature, as is the case at all airports, but that's all. Sounds...
I was keeping out of the rain ! This morning I've been on the car park roof at Terminal 1 for well over an hour and no British Airways, unless I've missed them. I just remember when there would often be two Airbuses or 757s on stand at once. Maybe my perception is off kilter.
I've been at Manchester Airport over the last 24 hours and I've seen very little of British Airways. Just two A319s so far. What a difference from the days of multiple 757s, plus the British Midland Heathrow services.
I guess Simon Whitby is at the helm now. The airport now, more than ever, also needs a businessman or woman who can really SELL the place to the airlines. Sponsoring a bicycle race is laughable. Bristol and Newcastle just get on with the job of promoting themselves and make extensive use of...
Lots of questions emanating from my original question. It still beggars belief that for an Airport like LBA with its supposed operational issues, a relative newbie like Jet2 can make it work (very well) while the elder statesmen of TUI and TCX, either can't or just won't.