Jmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3267 posts, RR: 15 Posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2303 times:
Now with PHX becoming a Star Alliance Hub through the HP/US merger, when can we expect ANA to consider starting a nonstop to/from NRT? Besides its proximity to the Grand Canyon, PHX would provide ample connection opportunities to US Airways throughout the American west and Mexico; NRT would enable numerous connections throughout Japan and East Asia on ANA. I predict that the loads and yields should be sufficient to fill a daily 777-200.
Drerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5172 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2281 times:
I seriously doubt they would serve PHX--especially with the connections available to other NH IS gateways. If they did--maybe it would be a tag--but I doubt you'd see too many, if any new carriers at PHX as a result of this merger.
TokyoNarita From Palau, joined Aug 2003, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2199 times:
Japanese tourists see the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas...loves the Grand Canyon/Las Vegas/West Coast Combo. In that respect, PHX will not see very many Japanese tourist going up to the Grand Canyon from PHX area. PHX only has a few Grand Canyon air tour companies (Vegas has a ton) and the drive is over three hours to GCN. Very inconvenient.
These packaged tourists are typicallly low yield. As far as the potential for sizeable connecting passenger traffic beyond PHX or beyond NRT both directions, there isn't really anything ORD, SFO, LAX can't take care of on UA....I would expect ANA to someday return to ORD.
N79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1974 times:
This seems to make little sense since such a flight would cannibalize either their LAX or SFO or both flights. Although the 787 was made for routes like these, the problem is that ANA, like all other airlines, is squeezed for slots at Narita. I am not aware of particularly strong O&D between Phoenix and Japan so I do not know how high a priority that PHX would be. LAX covers the southwest pretty well as far as connectivity.