MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33663 posts, RR: 71 Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3394 times:
For those of you wondering what has happened to AA's NRT-HNL service, it has been delayed. While approved by DOT to fly the route, AA has been unable to secure/purchase slots to operate the flight this year. They will start the service once the right slots become available to them and expect to have the route running by mid-2005.
Ha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3703 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2917 times:
There are slots available, but not the right ones that will allow/fit into their current HNL ops. This is also one of the reasons HA gave up the route authority. HA couldn't get slots that would allow connections to/from mainland or interisland flights, thus it was decided that the route would be unprofitable for them without the correct slots.
TPAC From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2806 times:
I've heard that AA has no plans to cancel SJC-NRT whatsoever, this is one of their best performing routes with excellent support from Silicon Valley companies. Most of the Bay Area business growth is in SJC catchment area, not in the cities of San Francisco or Oakland. Large Asian-American population throughout the entire Bay Area.