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Unique Foreign Airline Routes Intra-Asia  
User currently offlinejohnclipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 851 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4149 times:

Hi...was hoping someone can help point me to some unique Intra-Asia routings operated by foreign airlines and bookable.

I know of and have flown some of the following:

BKK-MNL vv - KU
BKK-HAN vv - QR
BKK-SGN vv - QR
HKG-BKK vv - EK, ET, PK, UL, KQ, RJ
HKG-GUM vv - UA
HKG-NRT vv - UA
HKG-SGN vv - UA
HKG-SIN vv - UA
KUL-BKK vv - LH, ET, MS, RJ
KUL-CGK vv - KU
KUL-HKT vv -QR
TPE-MNL vv - KL

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User currently offlineinfinit From Singapore, joined Jul 2008, 586 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4097 times:

KL flies SIN-DPS

Up till a few months back, LH flew SIN-CGK
and LX used to fly SIN-BKK.
JL also flew SIN-KUL for awhile, a 30 minute practically-domestic flight!

Up till a few months back I didn't know UA flies SIN-HKG. I wonder the loads are like with their one flight against the two rivals SQ and CX plying the route. No one in Singapore seems to know about this flight either. They advertise their SIN-NRT flight but never seen for one to HKG.


User currently offlineleftyboarder From Turkey, joined Apr 2008, 693 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4077 times:

SIN-CGK on TK
BKK-SGN on TK


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7757 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4057 times:

DL NRT-KOR is one that comes to mind, albeit that's Pac


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User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3373 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4031 times:

I've flown OZ SIN-BKK on a 763 in J before...


AA AC AQ AS BD BN CO CS DL EA EZ HA HP KL KN MP MW NK NW OO OZ PA PS QX RC RH RW SA TG TW UA US VS WA WC WN
User currently offlineafterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1213 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4002 times:

Quoting infinit (Reply 1):
KL flies SIN-DPS

and KUL-CGK.

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 2):
SIN-CGK on TK

I believe TK doesn't sell the tickets for SIN-CGK and CGK-SIN legs anymore

SIN-DPS on JQ..


User currently offlineafterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1213 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3980 times:

Quoting infinit (Reply 1):
KL flies SIN-DPS

and KUL-CGK.

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 2):
SIN-CGK on TK

I believe TK doesn't sell the tickets for SIN-CGK and CGK-SIN legs anymore

SIN-DPS on JQ..


User currently offlineinfinit From Singapore, joined Jul 2008, 586 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3841 times:

Quoting afterburner (Reply 5):
SIN-DPS on JQ..

That is Jetstar Asia (3K), not Jetstar (JQ). Jetstar Asia is a Singapore-based subsidiary so it is not unusual.


User currently offlineBen175 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3813 times:

Quoting infinit (Reply 7):
That is Jetstar Asia (3K), not Jetstar (JQ). Jetstar Asia is a Singapore-based subsidiary so it is not unusual.

I'm pretty sure JQ operates PER-DPS-SIN with an Australian aircraft and crew.


User currently offlineafterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1213 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3762 times:

Quoting Ben175 (Reply 8):

I'm pretty sure JQ operates PER-DPS-SIN with an Australian aircraft and crew.

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User currently offlinerwsea From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3108 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3594 times:

The ones that come to mind on the airlines that I travel the most:

KL:
TPE-MNL
KUL-CGK
SIN-DPS
DOH-MCT
AUH-DMM
BAH-KWI

UA:
NRT-ICN
NRT-HKG
NRT-SIN
NRT-BKK
HKG-SIN
HKG-SGN
DXB-DOH
KWI-BAH

DL:
NRT-ICN
NRT-PEK
NRT-PVG
NRT-HKG
NRT-SIN
NRT-BKK
NRT-MNL
NRT-TPE
NGO-MNL


User currently offlinecipango From Ireland, joined Jul 2009, 639 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3413 times:

SIN-DPS on QR.

Also CX offer flight from TPE to ICN, NRT, KIX, FUK, NGO and a few other places in Japan.


User currently offlineflyingalex From Germany, joined Jul 2010, 1016 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3358 times:

LH also has BKK-SGN-BKK.

FRA-BKK is extended to KUL 4 days a week and to SGN the other 3 days (or the other way around, I can't remember).

CX flies BKK-SIN.

CI has SIN-SUB and HKG-CGK. HKG-BKK too.

United has NRT-SIN in addition to the routes you already mentioned.

GA used to have a bunch of fifth freedom flights via SIN, but I think they've all been dropped.

Going slightly further afield, there's BA's SIN-SYD.



[Edited 2013-03-08 06:49:22]


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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 13, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3345 times:

Quoting rwsea (Reply 10):
UA:

Many of these routes came from the purchase of Pan Am's Pacific route network. Those routes originated with Pan Am at a time where there were no local region airlines capable of operating the routes. UA also picked up some routes from the merger with Continental, especially the Guam hub of Air Micronesia. Pan Am created the first Around the World flights with a DC-4 from the US west coast through Hawaii, Wake, Guam, Manila, Bangkok to Calcutta where it met the Constellation flying from the US east coast through Europe and across southwest Asia.

Quoting rwsea (Reply 10):
DL:

Many of these routes came from Northwest. That airline actually pioneered the norther route through Alaska to Japan. Shemya, the westernmost Aleutian island was a regular stop in 1947 on their DC-4 route.

Northwest established the start of their Far East hub at Haneda in 1947.

In 1951, Northwest worked to help found Japan Airlines, and a 1952 treaty gave Northwest and Pan Am fifth freedom rights to carry passengers from Japan to other destinations in the Far East.


User currently offlinejustinlee From China, joined Aug 2012, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3327 times:

2 very interesting routes not many people have ever heard of:

Pakistan International Airlines:
PEK-NRT

Ethiopia:
HGH-DEL

Both have 5th freedom.


User currently offlineSCQ83 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1034 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3265 times:

If you include the Middle East, Muscat has a few 5th freedom flights: AUH-MCT with BA and LH and DXB-MCT with LX.

Another interesting, short-lived (I think it run from roughly from 2010 to 2011 or 2012) 5th freedom was (I see now they just dropped JED) DXB-JED with CZ. I flew that flight once and I couldn't even manage to book it through China Southern's (messy) website, so I used an online travel agent... and it worked.


User currently offlinebaldwin471 From UK - England, joined Mar 2012, 306 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3223 times:

BKK-HAN-BKK with QR. Filler.......................

User currently offlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3202 times:

CX has a minihub in BKK. I flew one of their 330s Bangkok-Delhi last year.

I think EK fly DXB-CMB-SIN but I'm not sure if the Colombo-Singapore leg is bookable.

I'm sure there are many more flights I know of but have forgotten...

Regards,
Sveinn  



Flights flown: 284 - Airlines: 40 - Airports: 65 - Next flights: BOS-EWR-PBI-TPA/SFB-KEF
User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3186 times:

QR fly KUL-HKT and SIN-DPS


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User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

Quoting johnclipper (Thread starter):
was hoping someone can help point me to some unique Intra-Asia routings operated by foreign airlines and bookable.

AFAIK BKK-SIN vv with MAI http://maiair.com/


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3150 times:

Quoting infinit (Reply 1):
Up till a few months back I didn't know UA flies SIN-HKG. I wonder the loads are like with their one flight against the two rivals SQ and CX plying the route. No one in Singapore seems to know about this flight either.

That's surprising considering that UA has been operating the SIN-HKG tag-on sector for over 26 years since they acquired Pan Am's Pacific routes in 1986. And Pan Am had been operating it since the mid-1970s. It was a 747SP during that period operating SIN-HKG-SFO. The Pan Am 747SP flight HKG-SFO was the first nonstop service from HKG to North America.

[Edited 2013-03-08 17:29:57]

User currently offlineb2319 From China, joined Jan 2013, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3119 times:

Quoting flyingalex (Reply 12):
LH also has BKK-SGN-BKK.

LH also flies SHE-TAO-SHE three days a week; Tu, Th & Sa, with A343s.

Regards

B-2319


User currently offlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3085 times:

Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 17):

I remembered one flight I forgot earlier: LH ICN-PUS-ICN. Not sure if you have to book a Germany-Busan-Germany ticket to fly it or if LH has 5th Freedom rights.

Rgds,
Sveinn  



Flights flown: 284 - Airlines: 40 - Airports: 65 - Next flights: BOS-EWR-PBI-TPA/SFB-KEF
User currently offlineInitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1066 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3079 times:

Quoting infinit (Reply 7):
That is Jetstar Asia (3K), not Jetstar (JQ). Jetstar Asia is a Singapore-based subsidiary so it is not unusual.

3K doesn't fly SIN-DPS or any Indonesian routes. They are still operated by 3K planes but under the VF code due to restrictions.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 24, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3054 times:

Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 22):
Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 17):

I remembered one flight I forgot earlier: LH ICN-PUS-ICN. Not sure if you have to book a Germany-Busan-Germany ticket to fly it or if LH has 5th Freedom rights.

LH can't carry local traffic on that domestic sector. It would be cabotage which is very rarely permitted (except within the EU for EU-based carriers and one or two other exceptions, like the Australia/New Zealand single market for carriers based in those countries).


25 TravelR : There are a few carriers that fly BKK-HKG. They are EK, RJ, KQ, ET, and UL. All can be booked as this leg without the long haul.
26 Viscount724 : There used to be many more when multi-stop flights were much more common. In 1983 in addition to CX and TG, the OAG shows 11 carriers with 5th freedo
27 Akiestar : KL does not have fifth freedom rights on this route. Also, with the taxes that ostensibly forced KL to make MNL one-stop now gone, I hope they make g
28 b2319 : BA fly AUH-MCT-AUH and LH fly ASB-GYD-ASB Maybe not what the poster had in mind, however, technically Asia. There could well be others within these re
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