Avion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 6 Posted (15 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1720 times:
Both airlines are ending service from Atlanta as a result of Delta's withdrawal from the "Atlantic Excellence" group.
Austrian is moving its flight to Chicago O'Hare while Sabena will move to Dallas Ft Worth ending Hartsfield service on 05Aug00 and inaugurating Dallas on 06Aug00.
Swissair will continue its daily Zurich-Atlanta service.
My question is: Does swissair still have market to atlanta while sabena and austrian dont? ATL is only a hub for DL so- no connections- and atlanta isnt a that big city.
DeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1590 times:
Atlanta, not that big?? Atlanta is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, etc. all have their headquarters there. Its really no big loss that Austrian and Sabena are leaving mostly because it was expected, I know I won't miss the A-340s. Swissair still has a large market in the south, but its getting smaller with Air France and Delta both stabbing at them.
Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1579 times:
These decisions all make sense for those airlines, given the alliances they've hooked up with. United, a Star Alliance partner with Austrian, has a huge hub at Chicago. The Austrian flight is a great fit to feed the United domestic network and gives North American flyers another destination in Europe with a great network to eastern Europe. Same rationale, different destinations for Sabena/Swiss Air merger/whatever and their Oneworld partner, American Airlines and it's Dallas hub. I wonder how long that one Swiss Air flight to Atlanta will last without a route network to feed it? I bet it moves to Orlando.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4567 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (15 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1559 times:
Ok guys listen.
There is no formal announcement yet that Sabena will drop Atlanta from its North American destinations, I don't think that's gonna happen because Atlanta has always been an important destination for Sabena since 1978 way before it had an alliance with Delta. But it has been formally announced that Sabena will start a direct flight BRU-DFW (the only airline who has ever done it is American back in 1993) this summer, which makes sense because they are have code share agreements with Dallas based American. I'm certain that if I fly Sabena from BRU to DFW I'll get miles on American, I see no reason why there would not be a codeshare with AA on this flight. There are rumours that Sabena will also expand its codeshare agreements with American on the BRU-JFK flight.
There was recently an article about this on "Le Soir", a Belgian daily newspaper.
On Sabena's North American sector, American replaces Delta.
Tca256 From Belgium, joined Dec 1999, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (15 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1516 times:
this is TCA256...nice to see you back online !! well,I'm
sorry for our appointment last week but there was a
major deal to manage first...'tell you later about it !!!
Anyway, feel free to to phone whenever you want,
I won't 'cause I've lost your number at home...