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Odd Gaps In BA's Network . . .  
User currently offlineKQ777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 125 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1574 times:

Here's a question: why does BA not fly to many asian cities that other European network carriers seem to serve profitably? For instance: BA does not fly to Shanghai, Osaka, or Seoul, which if I'm not mistaken, Air France, Lufthansa, and KLM all fly to. AF even has flights to Guangzhou now!

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User currently offlineBY188B From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

Hi KQ777,

I know that BA used to fly to Osaka and seoul but they pulled the plug and cut back on their more exotic routes. There was a good thread ' BA's forgotten routes' (or something like that) a few weeks ago on airliners...



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

Don't forget VS flights 346s to Shanghai from LHR.


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User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1548 times:

Their codeshare's with Cathay Pacific now covers these...

User currently offlineKQ777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1513 times:

Zizou and Pearson:
My point exactly: if VS can fly to PVG, then shouldn't BA be flying there too? Otherwise it will loose out to VS for pax who don't want a connection. Same is true of Seoul: Air France has the KE codeshare, but still flies direct to the Korean capital. LH has the Asiana, ANA, and Thai codeshares but still has a much more extensive route network in Asia than BA. It just seems that with all the talk of Asia being the real growth market for air travel, BA should be in the game building up a reputation and trying to grab some future market share. Granted, I'm no airline executive . . .


User currently offlineRafabozzolla From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 1184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 1410 times:

I think it all comes down to priorities, as we all know LHR is heavily slot constrained, so options have to be made. It seems that BA has chosen to focus on markets that assure heavy loads/premium fares and a few destinations scattered around the globe to keep its int'l status thus avoid serious gaps in its network.

User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1310 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 1377 times:

How about Hawaii, I've often wondered why they don't fly there. Why not a continuation flight from LAX.


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User currently offlineB747-4U3 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2002, 988 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

I think they cannot fly to PVG because Virgin got awarded the route instead.

They used to fly to TPE and MNL from HKG but these stopped after 9/11. I guess they weren't profitable enough.


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