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User currently offlineBullpitt From Spain, joined Mar 2004, 871 posts, RR: 8
Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3863 times:

At least 3 Chinese airlines have shown interest in establishing direct flights, do you think IB will end up setting up a flight to China, even if it's only to keep its competitors on their toes.


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User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3840 times:

Iberia has been studying the market for direct flights to China, but until now didn´t see enough rentability for such a route. They say that traffic from China to Spain isn´t interesting enough revenue-wise. I would expect however an airline such as China Eastern or China Southern to set up a direct link.
Did you know by the way that studying Spanish is extremely popular among the Chinese?


User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2873 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3785 times:

There was an earlier thread about Spanair possibly flying there:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1743761/

With current strikes and all I'm not sure whether that plan still exists...



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User currently offlineBullpitt From Spain, joined Mar 2004, 871 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3775 times:

I wonder if Spanair will be here in the near future? How long will SAS put up with an airline that looses money? I think IB might consider a Codeshare flight with a Chinese partner.


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User currently offlineAnxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3768 times:

Unfortunatelly IB doesn't want to fly China.According to A.Mullor, IB don't use and will not use any right to fly China.

On the other hand, Air Europa and Air Madrid are interested in trying the Chinese market. What will happen on this issue? I don't Know, but I'm very curious about it.

I think it's a real mistake to refuse importance to the Chinese Market. Again, IB is a bit conservative.


User currently offlineGuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 839 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3709 times:

IB can always just codeshare with Oneworld partner BA through LHR to any point in China.

User currently offlineChinaeastern From China, joined Apr 2004, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3696 times:

3 chinese carriers interested in direct routes? MU has just suspended PVG-MAD service.
spanish popular among chinese?YES, but far from extremely popular and it doesn't mean anything either.
i do wish IB to start the service though.
codesharing with BA? it'd better be with AY. BA can't even fly to PVG and is only serving PEK at the moment


User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3323 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

Given that SQ recently suspended MAD flights, my guess is that TG is picking up a fair bit of that business.

Connections are perfect.

Flights from PVG, PEK and CAN arrive BKK between 20.00 and 22.00, with TG's services to MAD via FCO (3pw) departing around midnight.

Connections on the way back aren't too bad either.

And i'm guessing the Chinese are as interested in Italy as they are in Spain. Two destinations for the price of one!


User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3622 times:

IB can always just codeshare with Oneworld partner BA through LHR to any point in China.

....

codesharing with BA? it'd better be with AY. BA can't even fly to PVG and is only serving PEK at the moment

Not to mention that they don't even serve PEK daily, but only several times a week with their 777s.

BA does serve HKG with 3 daily flights however, all on 747s.



SOUTHAMERICA


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