Hjulicher From Liechtenstein, joined Feb 2005, 856 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2000 times:
Well, just playing around with flight schedules with Korean Air and Northwest, and I found out that between ICN and NRT, both Korean Air and Northwest use very large equipment on this route. Northwest uses an A332 and Korean Air uses a B747. The two cities are only 735 miles apart, and there are five daily flights between the two cities. Why are such large aircraft used?
A332 for this route is rather small. Look at the equipment used by JL, OZ, NH, etc. You might also want to look at the schedule for AKL-SYD. You will also see a lot of wide bodies, TPE-HKG is another good one, ITM-HND, FUK-HND, etc are all like that.
Planemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 997 posts, RR: 8 Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1678 times:
Just flew ICN-NRT on a KE 777 -- full flight. The day before, my fiancee and her mom flew on a KE 747 on the same route, full flight again. That was in mid-march. I don't think there was any vacation time (not many kids). Amazing that such short flights with such large equipment run so full!
Flykal From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 442 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1636 times:
Also don't forget there are 4 daily flights GMP (Seoul, Gimpo) - HND (Tokyo, Haneda) which for us (KE) is a 744 , JAL usually a 747, ANA a 763 and OZ a 763.
These flights have been specially created to service airports closer to the city center than NRT and ICN. For us, they are usually full and I would imagine other carriers are in a similar position. So really, you could add an additional 4 daily flights between Seoul and Tokyo!
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Surrenr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 92 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1623 times:
I live in Taipei and I fly to Hong Kong every month. I've been on China Airlines A300, 747, A340, EVA 747, 330, 767, Cathey Pacific 747, A300, and 777. All widebodies and almost every half hour a flight goes to Hong Kong
NZ 5 daily mainly A320 now plus 1-2 763's daily
QF 5 daily mainly 763 plus 743's on peak days
TG daily 744 reducing though, as TG go for AKL-BKK non-stop
EK daily A345 upgraded to a 773ER soon, to increase capacity
LAN 4 weekly A343, daily in 2006
AR 4 weekly A342
PH few weekly 738's
Still only totals about 13 daily flights though.
QF and DHL also operate dedicated Freighter services aswell.
Even AKL-BNE see's alot of airlines mostly widebodies same with AKL-MEL!
MAS777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2926 posts, RR: 6 Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1421 times:
Kuala Lumpur and Singapore also have numerous widebodies on this very short segment. Both MAS and SIA operate A330/332s (and 737s) and 777s on this busy sector. During school and public holidays - many flights are switched to be operated by 747s and extra flights are also usually laid on.
Apart from MH and SQ, Japan Airlines, Air India, SriLankan, Air Mauritius, Indian Airlines and soon Qatar Airways also operate this route. Air New Zealand and Qantas have also both operated 767s on this sector in the past - whilst BA had a weekly 747 during the early 1980s.