BA offloads Loganair/GB Airways; latter to easyJet

British Airways today announced it’s plan to offload GB Airways and Loganair as British Airways’ franchise carriers, claiming both has outlived their purpose.

easyJet on 25OCT07 announced acquisition of GB Airways.

The offloading means GB Airways will no longer be BA’s franchise from 26MAR08 as easyJet will take over, and Loganair franchise ends on 25OCT08. BA will pursuit codeshare agreement with Loganair, however.

As a result, BA will start its own operation from London Heathrow to Faro and Malaga; London Gatwick to Faro, Gibraltar, Ibiza, Malaga, Palma, and Tunis eff 30MAR08.