KQ777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 125 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1651 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!
BY188B From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1630 times:
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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KQ777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1590 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 . . .
Rafabozzolla From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 1242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1487 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.