JfkYYZ From Canada, joined May 2004, 109 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1806 times:
This is my first ever topic start here at a.net! I've been a long time reader and its about time I actually signed up!
Anyway so KE's serivice to PRA starts tomorrow (Saturday) with an A330 three times a week. I'm having a lot of trouble actually seeing the loads on this flight as being good. Can anyone either agree with me or at least comfort me that these flights will be successful. With this linking both OK and KE hubs there is certainly a market to connect passengers from Eastern Europe and North East Asia together... but really will it work!?
Supersonic78 From Switzerland, joined May 2004, 146 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1765 times:
dear jfkYYZ, i don't know about this flight myself, but alll i know is that i just saw a TV documentation about the eastern european countries and that they have a lot of immigrants from asia, so for sure it includes koreans as well.. so i think it will work, and not to forget that they are both "Sky Team" members....
Flykal From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 443 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1707 times:
Just had a quick look through our system for the next few weeks and the ICN-PRG flight is more than 90% booked for Y class and 70% for C class. PRG-ICN is not so full for the first few weeks but then bookings seem to pick up.
I see no reason why it can't be a successful route but a lot of it depends on marketing the destination as an alternative European destination to the Koreans.
One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time
Econojetter From Malaysia, joined May 2001, 430 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1513 times:
I think the ICN-WAW announcement was one of them justplanes.com bloopers. Seeing that KE is the first to link Asia Pacific with Prague, this strategic link should do well, e.g. tourists ex-Korea, Japan, Hong Kong etc. On the other end, OK provides some feed from central+eastern Europe in addition to the Czech-originating traffic. Yields may not be fantastic, but the numbers should be there.