Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
US Airways, Star Alliance And Kphl  
User currently offlineUSAir330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 830 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3877 times:

Now that US Airways is part of the Star Alliance is there a possibility of more International airlines coming into PHL since they would be able to use the new A-West terminal?

Also I really doubt this (since Singapore Airlines already flys to EWR and JFK) but would Singapore possibly fly into PHL ?

Also I might be wrong but BMI might fly into PHL since US Airways has alot of service into the Carribean. (They're the # 2 airline with the most destinations in the Carribean from the U.S. right?)

[Edited 2003-07-02 04:23:00]

[Edited 2003-07-02 04:23:18]

9 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2725 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3856 times:

While I'm not really any more informed than you are, I would imagine that there are, or at least, were, some airlines interested in flying to PHL, and that was justification for US Airways and PHL to build A-West. I don't think they would have spent half a billion dollars on it just hoping someone would like to use it someday...they must have had a good reason. Hopefully once the economy begins to improve more, there will be enough demand for new routes and airlines into PHL.

Nick


User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3473 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3834 times:

I wouldn't look for many Star carriers to suddenly sworm to PHL just because US is part of Star now. You may eventually see LH add a few flights or upgrade aircraft as well as move into the new A-west. Singapore is a long shot and BMI has been unstable with its IAD and ORD flights so i doubt they will come either. In the long run new carriers will come and US will add more intl flights/destinations....just don't look for any immediate additions.

PHL's new A-west terminal was built soley for US...they just didn't build it in a "build it they will come" fashion. Originally US was supposed to use 11 out of the 13 new gates and currently they are using all 13. Chances are LH will move to A-west but British Airways may stay at A-east and utilize those intl gates.


User currently offlineTekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3829 times:

US Airways isn't actually a member of Star yet. They will be a member in 9-12 months.

Read: http://www.staralliance.com/press_room/news/News20030601Star.html


User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3473 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3825 times:

Yeah...they've been voted in, but don't officially begin operations with Star until Q1 2004 sometime.

User currently offlineUALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3754 times:

I think it will take time but Star will come into PHL. PHL is a stronger hub for US that IAD is for UAL. I think that LH and BMI possibly others will begin to come into PHL for that reason.

Going out on a limb but it would not surprise me at all if UA transfered its unused LHR slots from BOS to PHL. This won't happen soon but BA is currently the ONLY airline serving LHR from PHL nonstop. AA won't compete with thier partner and as far as I know VG has no interest in PHL. That leaves UA. With US as a partner in PHL UA could get alot of its own O&D traffic as US would be able to cose share and sell LHR and LGW.

These will probably at least a year maybe two away I wouldn't expect any major expansion unitl the travel industry really beings to recover.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33272 posts, RR: 71
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3702 times:

Even though American Airlines no longer flies PHL-LHR, I am almost positive the route authority still belongs to them.


a.
User currently offlineUSAir330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 830 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3668 times:

"Even though American Airlines no longer flies PHL-LHR"

When did American fly PHL-LHR ??? And with what type of that existed?


User currently offlineUALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3651 times:

It doesn't matter UA has the slots unused from BOS transfering that to PHL would not be a major problem. I too was unaware that AA had any international service from PHL at anytime.

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3643 times:

UA has the slots unused from BOS transfering that to PHL would not be a major problem

Actually it is more than just a slots issue because of the "designated gateway" provisions of Bermuda II. PHL is not a designated gateway for UA ops and hence UA would have to go through the entire route application/award procedure rather than simply switch slots.


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
US Airways Star Alliance Member? posted Sun Nov 30 2003 22:57:44 by 747Combi
US Airways/Star Alliance Info posted Wed Sep 10 2003 19:19:25 by Ntspelich
US Airways: CLT-LCQ And PHL-LPL? posted Thu Aug 24 2006 23:09:26 by SHUPirate1
US Airways Star Livery posted Tue Dec 14 2004 21:31:48 by Njdevilsin03
Us Airways Philadelphia-Barcelona And More! posted Thu Nov 18 2004 16:20:49 by MADtoCAE
DOT Grants US Airways / Bahamasair Alliance posted Tue Jul 27 2004 18:32:33 by A330323X
US Airways Star Logo Jet posted Tue May 18 2004 16:36:43 by AirPortugal310
US AIR-STAR Alliance posted Fri Apr 23 2004 04:50:34 by Jetboy80
US Airways, The A320 And LGA posted Thu Apr 22 2004 18:21:23 by Cancidas
WN And US Airways @ PHL; F9 And AA @STL? posted Sun Apr 11 2004 05:13:00 by Atrude777