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Back to the future: British Airways is planning a possible low-fare “BA Lite” subsidiary to compete with low-fare airlines at Gatwick

British Airways is reportedly exploring a possible new low-cost subsidiary at London Gatwick to relaunch operations at the airport.

The proposed subsidiary would compete against other low-fare carriers at LGW such as easyJet and Ryanair.

BA has explored this option in the past.

Go Fly Limited (stylized as Go) was founded by British Airways and started operations on May 22, 1998. Go operated low-fare flights from London’s Stansted Airport to destinations in Europe.

Go Fly Boeing 737-3L9 G-IGOS (msn 27336) (Click and go) (Bruce Drum Collection). Image: 954822.

Copyright Photo: Go Fly Boeing 737-3L9 G-IGOS (msn 27336) (Click and go) (Bruce Drum Collection). Image: 954822.

The subsidiary was purchased from BA, by management in a buy-out backed by the private equity in June 2001.

In March 2003 the airline was closed out.

Go Fly aircraft slide show: