JumboBumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 9 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1597 times:
Since service to DEN by BA and LH seems to be going well, what other non-American carriers might give a go at DEN. I'd think maybe at least AF could make it work. If the metro areas tech boom gets back on track perhaps JL?
Phxinterrupted From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 474 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1549 times:
You should ask former mayor Webb Wellington. After all, he spent tens of thousands of dollars flying to France and other places trying to attract foreign airlines. At least he got some nice trips at the taxpayers' expense.
JumboBumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1476 times:
Phxinterrupted - LOL
I always thought that it was funny that Webb, a Democrat, and Governor Owens, a Republican from Texas, used to go on a lot of those business development trips together. It's funny how people can set aside philosophical differences when there's $$$ involved
LambertMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2040 posts, RR: 38 Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1413 times:
Dinker225, from a passenger standpoint the KE DEN flight was a massive failure. They averaged something like 83 pax. However the cargo loads on the flight did well, and kept it around for a little while. To answer any doubt in your head, the flight is cancelled. Look for DEN to get a flight to NRT in the future when things pick back up, most likely on ANA.
JumboBumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1396 times:
You're correct, Dinker225:
Korean did fly to DEN for a while in the mid 90's but ceased very shortly after beginning service. The main problem, from what I recall in the news, was that they're service was direct rather than non-stop. I.e., there was a stop in LAX between GMP and DEN without a flight number or equipment change. This resulted in most of the pax on board the 744 they used deplaning for good in LAX. They haven't been back since. There are, however, still some good photos in the database...
I think the only way for it to be successful is to do Asia-DEN nonstop. I'd really like to see Korean do ICN-DEN, or JAL/ANA do NRT-DEN nonstop with 772ER's. I'd probably pay $800 rt for this. This is probably a way off though due to the lagging economy both here and in Asia, SARS, 9/11, etc.