Gatwick Bids Goodbye to the ‘Unprofitable’ Varna

Posted on 27. Nov, 2011 by in News

The flag-carrying airline British Airways is to say goodbye to one of its flights between London and Varna in Bulgaria since it has been noted to be unprofitable for some time. This route operates by means of the Hungarian capital, Budapest. The BA’s big boss in the Balkans, Emil Delibashev mentioned that the cancellation of future flights Varna is purely commercial.

It was quite surprising when this decision was made as the BA has been in operation with the largest seaside resort on the Black Sea, Varna, for the past four years. But unfortunately, the carrier’s loyalty to the city has slowly wavered, taking only two weekly trips in 2010 from the four weekly flights in 2006.

But for those who wish to reach the popular ‘sun and sea’ destination this winter, they shouldn’t be sad for they can hop into the Malév Hungarian Airlines and still arrive at Varna.

For those who have been aware of the conditions on BA’s affair over the past few months shouldn’t be shocked of the news release of cancellation. BA is not contented with what is happening and still hopes that by maximum efforts of restructuring, they will be back in operations by October. This modification is expected to have more flights to the Caribbean from Gatwick. They will also welcome new routes from Heathrow to Haneda Airport in Tokyo. BA has also been cutting down on their trips to Orlando, Florida.

The airline has been experiencing a constant battle with the cabin crew union, Unite. This is probably the thrust that motivated BA to reshuffle as it has been down for a few months already. The bosses had to find ways just to solve the dilemma but eventually they had to resort to the said decision of cancelling the route.

The airline intends to venture into new markets whilst simultaneously cutting back on unpopular destinations. This was a move they had to do just to help boost their finances over the knotty winter season, unless heavy snow and fog plays mayhem with the aviation industry, as it did in winter 2009/10.

Air travels between all London airports and the cities of Izmir and Antalya in Turkey have also been negated by BA.


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