so finally AA has woken up and is planning to fly to the other side of the globe.
Nothing much in this article about AA, but mostly about NW planned MSP-BLR. Pretty much everything we already know, that it is via AMS using A330. The flight is supposed to be loaded in the system, but they're still awaiting approval from Indian Govt.
""Flight (No) 34, effective October 30, leaves Amsterdam at 12:15 pm, and gets in Bangalore at 2:15 am on October 31, flight 33 will depart from Bangalore at 4:15 am and arrive in Amsterdam at 10:40 am," the spokesperson said giving details of their proposed new service."
Ahlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9826 times:
I really doubt it will be via BHX. AI is starting YYZ-BHX-ATQ-DEL service, and Air Slovakia has low prices from BHX to ATQ/DEL via BTS. They're going to want a stop-over point that is either very large (CDG,FRA?) or has no service to the subcontinent (BRU,DUB?).
Ord From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1393 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 9719 times:
The thread headline says American to Service India, yet the article doesn't say that at all. It simply says American was given clearance to offer future flights. There is nothing definitive at this point.
Skyguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9391 times:
Unlikely that AA will come to India so soon. Remember, getting the rights to fly and actually laying on flights is two different things. Several airlines have rights to fly to India but choose not to. AA is probably putting this into their bag to be used in the future. Right now AA's stated priority has been to expand in China as fast as possible. India will be after they have satisfied the China market and when they find convenient stopver city to route their flights to India.
"Those who talk, do not know, and those who know, do not talk."
Nimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3345 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9382 times:
Quoting DIJKKIJK (Reply 10): And their A340s are packed to the rafters with US bound traffic.
I can vouch for that. I'm wait listed BLR - FRA - BLR in end April, end May, and end June, and I'm OK MAA-FRA-MAA for all those dates! It's just ridiculous. LH should switch the a/c and fly to MAA with the 343 and BLR with the 744.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33796 posts, RR: 70
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9258 times:
Quoting B742 (Reply 1): Where might we see the AA route from, BOS,JFK,DFW?
From what I have been hearing, AA would possibly like to route an India flight via Brussels, which already has non-stops to O'Hare and JFK and may be getting a Miami service soon. However, AA to India is a good 18-24 months away. They did recently apply, and get approved, to fly their own aircraft to India by US DOT. Mumbai is the most likely destination.
Venezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1446 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 8844 times:
Would it be a good idea to stop in BRU? Wouldn't it be a good idea to connect in another place that has mor passenger like London, Paris, Frankfurt. What about goin west through Asia. can a T7 do DFW/JFK-NRT-DEL/BOM since they are startin a bucnh of new flight to new places in Asia
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33796 posts, RR: 70
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8774 times:
Quoting Venezuela747 (Reply 20): Would it be a good idea to stop in BRU? Wouldn't it be a good idea to connect in another place that has mor passenger like London, Paris, Frankfurt.
Getting the rights to fly UK-India is difficult. United did (still does?) have them when they flew LHR-DEL, but it is a lot of red tape to go through.
The Frankfurt-India and Paris-India markets are well served by Air France, Lufthansa, Delta, and Air India (the latter two from both FRA and CDG), and AA has no partners at either.
In Brussels, AA can tap into a market with virtually no service to Asia outside of the Middle East (only Biman Bangladesh to Dhaka), and hub to one of their strongest European partners, SN Brussels. The main market is still US-India, not the European originating passengers, and with O'Hare, JFK, and a possible Miami service to Brussels, they should do fine.
JetWay From India, joined Mar 2005, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 8665 times:
Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 9): Why not Chennai or Bangalore, even Hyderabad? Why doesn't anyone seem to want to break LH 's hold on those places?
BLR airport is small relative to other airports in India. It has only 2 jetways and approximately 10-15 aprons. I doubt Bangalore can handle so much international traffic. Bangaloreans will have to wait till the new airport is built in a few years.
Avianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5939 posts, RR: 35
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 8620 times:
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 22): The Frankfurt-India and Paris-India markets are well served by Air France, Lufthansa, Delta, and Air India (the latter two from both FRA and CDG), and AA has no partners at either.
but I still think it will be a chosen between CDG or FRA, as the main market will be US-India, they will have no probs to fill up some seats in CDG or FRA.
DL for example also operated last winter flights from FRA to India without a partner.....
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: Thought AA had CDG-BOM route authority already, thanks to TWA. Did that authority expire? I know TWA had a habit of suspending authorities to preserve
: Exactly. As the main market is between US-India, then they should have no problem filling up a few seats from the local market, regardless of wether
: 9W was about to start service to JFK via BRU, but changed plans to CDG. That leaves BRU wide open for AA. rgds Aseem
: it is very difficult too say. I do not think AA will enter for this service into a new market due Cargo will be a deciding matter. The US-Europe, Euro
: AA, unlike UA and NW doesn't have the authority to sell tickets from NRT to anywhere except the US, so they would have to rely soley on custemers tra
: Is ORD-DEL-ORD a bigger market with more yield than ORD-BOM-ORD? Also dont u think it be more beneficial to fly from its ORD hub to India rather than
: Not in the least! Again, the answer's obvious!
: Up until 9.11, United offered a daily "Around the World" service which stopped in India. They flew daily IAD-LHR-DEL-HKG-LAX, with full traffic right
: Damn..its about time they have give it a thought, I've posted numerous threads asking this (even a thread starter).............. Obviously there are I
: If I'm not mistaken, that round the world service operated through JFK rather than IAD. It was also not a same aircraft round the world service, with
: It was originaly routed JFK but through its last years of operation was IAD, and the whole thing was a 744 at IAD. as for JFK - only the JFK-LAX part
: MAH4546 - I hate to have to correct you as I am a big fan of all the useful info you provide on these forums. However, they did not have FULL traffic
: My mistake regarding IAD vs JFK then, but the route was for sure B763ER all the way to DEL. I flew it in 1998 on the LHR-DEL sector.
: So whats the answer? Also whats the top 5 airports in India in terms of PAX? Rob![Edited 2005-03-31 13:26:11]