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User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1726 times:

Seattle is connected to Seoul, Tokyo & Taipei in Asia. Asiana Airlines & soon Korean Air will fly SEA-ICN, United Airlines & Northwest Airlines flies SEA-NRT & EVA Airways & soon China Airlines will fly SEA-TPE.

It is good to see Korean Air & China Airlines starting flights to SEA but why does it seem like airlines are expanding to destinations already connected from Seattle. How come new airlines or destinations aren't being announced from Seattle. Osaka, Hong Kong & even Manila would be great for airlines from Seattle. Are there any plans for any new Asian airlines or US airlines flying to new Asian cities from Seattle?

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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

Well, SEA is a very diverse & cultural and popular city. One of the most popular destinations for Asian people is mainly SEA. I dont know what attracts these people, probably the Seattle Mariners (Nintendo LTD owns a small controlling share of the Mariners; Ichiro is playing for Seattle as well as Hasegawa.) or maybe the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, WSF, UDub, etc, etc....

NW, AA and UA does alot of Trans-Pacific flights...more than what SEA needs. I dont know why Cathay, China and Eva fly into SEA with this in mind, its weird and confusing. SEA has enough Asian routs via UA, AA and NW in my opinion.



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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1626 times:

In the past, there has been service to other destinations, but none survived. At various points there was n/s service to Hong Kong, Osaka and Shanghai, direct service to Bangkok, and additional service to Tokyo and Seoul. There are significant business ties between the Pac Northwest and Taiwan, Korea and Japan, so it makes sense that that is the service that remains. It'd be great to see additional service to more destinations, but right now SFO and YVR seem to do just fine handling those markets, with feed from Seattle.


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User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

I believe JAL used to fly into SEA but that ended years ago. Also when is Korean Air gonna start services into SEA. Are they gonna be competing with Asiana on the SEA-ICN route?


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User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

Korean is not coming. They made some kind of deal with Asiana involving SEA and one other city.




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User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1517 times:

LN-MOW, Where did you get that from? Last I heard KE was starting flights to Seattle with there new 772's.

User currently offlineQantasflyer From Australia, joined Mar 2004, 396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

Do you guys think there would be demand for flights to and from Australia?


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1399 times:

NW, AA and UA does alot of Trans-Pacific flights...more than what SEA needs. I dont know why Cathay, China and Eva fly into SEA

AA no longer flies from SEA, nor CX.


User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4753 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

AA no longer flies from SEA, nor CX.

Does this mean that JAL has lost her OneWorld connection into SEA?



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

Do you guys think there would be demand for flights to and from Australia?

AS codeshares with Qantas for flights to Australia from SEA via LAX. Fly on AS to LAX, then transfer to QF LAX-SYD. So there isnt really a need for a SEA-SYD route. AS and QF has been doing this since 1999.



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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4766 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

I would say that there is demand for a 3-4 weekly nonstop A 343 service of CX from HKG to SEA !!!

Lots of Oriental people in the SEA area can take CX to Australia-the Far East and India via HKG!!!

Plus there would too be a decent though not big amount of O&D traffic between SEA and HKG!!!


User currently offlineCanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2839 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1161 times:

ConcordBoy is right, AA dropped the NRT flight a couple years ago, and closed their FA base here in SEA.

YVR offers the best cnx to the Pacific of any airports in the area. While there is a large Asian community in Seattle, there's more in Vancouver. That's why the Chinatown area of Vancouver is the second largest on the west coast of North America. Also, customs if much easier to clear there.

BTW, the only Chinese airline to serve SEA is China Eastern and it's a freighter. That is if you don't count EVA. I don't think SEA is underserved to the orient. NW's has a good presence here, and has frequent flights to Narita or cnx out of HNL with CO to Micronesia.





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