Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25346 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3475 times:
Quoting dairy (Thread starter): I just wondered why only on this route TG is making 2 flights with stops and not serving ICN direct.
Probably because the 5th freedom traffic makes the flight more profitable than flying nonstop, and if passengers want to stop at either TPE or HKG en route to ICN, they can carry the passenger all the way rather than having to interline and lose much of the revenue. CX also operates a 5th freedom flight HKG-TPE-ICN. CX also has 4 other 5th freedom flights between HKG and NRT/KIX/NGO/FUK with a stop at TPE. Those flights have been operating for years so the 5th freedom traffic must be profitable.
Quoting dairy (Thread starter): And why are there two big flights with Triple 7 outbound nearly at the same time in the evening.
I find that quite strange. Is there a special reason for that?
Probably more demand than one aircraft can accommodate. Looking at the schedule it appears that the 772 operates the 5th freedom flight ICN-HKG-BKK the following morning.
Roseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9643 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 3 hours ago) and read 3300 times:
When South Korea shifted recognition of China from Taipei to Beijing, all Taiwanese and Korean airlines were banned from operating flights between Taiwan and South Korea. TG and CX offered 5th freedom services nonstop between the two cities. After changing diplomatic relations and the beginning of additional nonstop flights, TG and CX never terminated the route.
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