Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2994 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7097 times:
This is largely due to cut backs at JL.
They may up gauge the KIX-HNL from DC-10 to 742 as JL is cutting a daily flight on the route this winter.
Perhaps NW can re-start HNL-FUK too. (I believe this was served before)
Centrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3599 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6373 times:
CO and JL have NGO-GUM is it that much in demand?
CO is twice daily.
That would make it 6 flights a day to GUM...will it sustain?
I want NW to start offering NGO-HKG to break CX hold on it and lower the price. Can cost me as much to go to HKG from NGO direct as it does to fly to ORD from NGO.
Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
Azjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4063 posts, RR: 27
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5336 times:
THe new flights appear to mirror the NRT-GUM/SPN flights with the beach market 742s to capture the O&D markets. That's why they're not timed for the interport or US bound departures. NWA can sell tickets on CO for these passengers.
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5067 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4995 times:
I was just thinking, if NWA was to offer service from Mumbai to Japan on a DC10 then it would be possible to fly completely around the world on a DC10. I know all the DC10 lovers would find that very cool.....
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
Cslusarc From Canada, joined May 2005, 843 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4428 times:
I must congratulate NW. "Why?" you ask. NW is trying to increase the productivity of all those 756s that it has stationed over there in Asia. Now most Japanese based aircraft basically leave their Japanese base at suppertime and overnight at a beyond Asian airport and return the next morning. They sit on the ground in Japan for the majority of the morning and afternoon. The new NGO-GUM flight tries to increase the flight time of one bird. The two roundtrips from KIX will move one 756 from US "Mainland" domestic service to Micronesia-Japan service.
Good job NW.
Now, if "Red Eye" flights can invade Asia, their will be more productivity for NW in Asia.
Good utilization is seen best with a/c #4 flying 19 hours of the day only resting really for 5 hours in SPN. The worst utilization has to be on the PUS section where it sits 15 hours in PUS and then about 4 in NRT. Too bad NWA can't use that 757 for another round trip somewhere. Maybe they could use that a/c for a KIX-NRT-PUS and return to use the a/c more and to provide KIX passengers with access to the NRT hub. Hopefully s we'll see CAn upgaged to a 332 and more beach market flights to Hawaii to pick up where JAL is leaving a void.
MAS777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2937 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3026 times:
Interesting, I gathered that NWA was planning to boost their services to KUL following anti-trust immunity with MAS, which was granted shortly before 9/11. MAS and NWA had announced that there were plans to extend code-share services between KUL and TPE, NRT, NGO and KIX with onward connections to US cities. MAS was also to become a feeder airline for flights between Southeast Asian points and KUL to connect on to NWA flights bound for the US.
MAH4546 - also odd as I remember NWA had announced that they were evaluating plans to operate smaller aircraft (757/A320) on the KUL-KIX/NGO/NRT routes (as part of the anti-immunity trust) about the same time as you mentioned they planned to pull out.
Somehow, after 9/11, nothing more was heard of this and NWA planes also disappeared off the tarmac at KUL.
NWA currently code-shares on KLMs daily 744 service between AMS and KUL.
(btw Avek00 - Kuala Lumpur has perhaps one of the cheapest landing and operational fees in the region)