Legacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2002 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2599 times:
The NGO route started off very slow. The firt week of operations load factor was about 50% (not sure about cargo) Today, there was 225 inbound to SFO and out bound was 205. SFO -HKG is always running full. Not sure about the HKG-SNG
Centrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2592 times:
When it comes to flying to japan, most people in the States go to Tokyo or Osaka as those are the Big cities. Nagoya is small but the through traffic is what makes it go. It has lower landing fees and better access to domestic routes than Tokyo or KIX.
The loads to SFO are higher due to the huge promotion by travel companies here for flights to the West coast. There are more pamphlets prmoting travel to places like PHX, LAS and DEN all through SFO. These appeal to the Japanese tourist.
When it comes to the TPE route, I feel it will do well. It will give competition to JO, CX and CI. I believe the flight is also codeshare with NH. NGO has become the favored airport for those flying from domestic airports like Sendai and Niigata. The connection is easier than NRT or KIX and cheaper.
I wonder how the AA route is doing. I have had two groups come through on AA and both say the flight seemed empty. Maybe AA needs to get a 5th freedom route out. Right now the flight lines up so people can fly on to TPE or HKG on CX and connects to the JL network nicely. AA is doing well to the states because of their connection to NYC. Also Chicago is a desintation within itself.
NW is still doing better through NGO. it is always packed. But sadly the numbers coming from Japan are low. Most is through traffic from MNL.
Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
Uadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2511 times:
In the last 3 days ua has shipped over 93k lbs of cargo between ngo and sfo.....thats not including the stuff that is loaded on in tpe.....also the ngo-tpe flt went out with 0 open seats in y on the 3rd .....i guess the tag on is working