Donder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 23 Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4623 times:
This was on the cards especially as they upgraded BKK-Vietnam a 744 recently from the 343 and the Vietnamese economy is doing rather well.
Will these be 1900ish departure times again or maybe early afternoon like VN?
FLYSSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7353 posts, RR: 58 Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4370 times:
AF has a 5th freedom right between SIN and CGK but not SIN-KUL... so that route CDG-SIN-KUL would be unprofitable for sure and impact negatively AF's results on the CDG-SIN route... Moreover, we don't have enough a/c to open a CDG-KUL nonstop, but as MH will probably join SkyTeam soon, with KLM, all this could change next year...
FLYSSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7353 posts, RR: 58 Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4322 times:
Actually, KUL was a UTA destination, as well as SIN, CGK, DPS, SYD, MEL, NOU. All these cities serve by DC10 and B743 with an en-route stop at BAH or/and CMB.
SIN was the first city served by UTA with their B744-Combi (F-GEXA & F-GEXB) before AF received its own B744.
After AF bought and merged with UTA in the early 90's, and the big AF reorganization in 1993/94, both AF and UT network were mixed and new routes created (NOU was then served via NRT) while the most unprofitable routes were dropped (KUL, MEL, SYD, BAH, MCT, CMB )