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DFW: Passenger Growth, QF/CX Next?  
User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11972 posts, RR: 62
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2473 times:

A very interesting article available here discussing D/FW's passenger numbers and financial performance for the fiscal year ending 30 September. Passenger numbers grew 0.9% year-over-year, despite the loss of Delta's hub, and the airport recorded a profit of $15.1M on revenue of $475M.

Interestingly, the article also included a small paragraph at the bottom stating:

And the airport is talking with Qantas and Cathay Pacific airlines about bringing their international flights to D/FW.

Many have discussed this here and elswhere, but could we perhaps finally be seeing Qantas and Cathay Pacific landing at D/FW, and parking at the beautiful new Terminal D, in the not-too-distant future?

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User currently offlineN276AASTT From US Virgin Islands, joined Jan 2004, 620 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2441 times:

Both are Oneworld partner airlines with AA, so it would make sense for them to take advantage of the connection opportunities AA offers at DFW. I don't think Qantas will come until if/when they order and receive some 777LR's as it has been discussed here before. It would be great to see them both at DFW.


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User currently offlineBartond From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 791 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

Yeah, I've seen probably 30 of these type of articles about DFW "talking to" airlines ranging from Iberia to Eva to Cathay to even Emirates. It's good to hear but if anything were to happen it would be years before they start up service. I'd say Cathay before Qantas but AA would prolly jump in with 10x weekly service if Cathay announced DFW. It's still fun to consider these things, though.


Now we will open up the forum for 5-6 Houstonians to downplay any chance of DFW getting any new carriers and point out the various statistics that make Houston the absolute most diverse city in the country and how IAH will do this and that in the future.  yawn 

heh heh


User currently offlineDIA77 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 706 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

While DFW might make sense for CX and/or QF, I would think both of those airlines would pick ORD first.

User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4287 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

Quoting Bartond (Reply 2):
DFW "talking to" airlines ranging from Iberia to Eva

Eva Cargo does serve DFW, though  Smile

QF and CX would be great to see at DFW, but we've been hearing the QF rumor since the mid-90s. CX rumor has been off and on since 2000. They are no doubt talking to both QF and CX as well as many other airlines, but it will likely not happen in the near future. Maybe a few more years down the line.

Texan



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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4021 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2225 times:

Quoting Commavia (Thread starter):
but could we perhaps finally be seeing Qantas and Cathay Pacific landing at D/FW, and parking at the beautiful new Terminal D, in the not-too-distant future?

Nope...and for all the insightful reasons that Bartond stated  wink . So without any further hesitation, let the IAH v DFW, games begin....(for the 100th time)!  box 

Thomas



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User currently offlineAirStatDFW From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 378 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

Well CX cargo starts later this month so we will see some CX planes at DFW very shortly.

User currently offlineKahala777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2149 times:

Quoting Commavia (Thread starter):
And the airport is talking with Qantas and Cathay Pacific airlines about bringing their international flights to D/FW

DFW will be served by CX/QF only if they are tags onto pre-existing flights such as SFO, or LAX. Dont look for CX/QF to offer DFW terminating nonstop flights from Hong Kong and Sydney. There is not enough demand from O/D to justify the route with connections. And CX/QF are not going to expend metal on a nonstop flight that may or may not have enough connecting passengers.

ORD is much higher on the list for CX/QF than DFW.


KAHALA777


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

Quoting Bartond (Reply 2):
Yeah, I've seen probably 30 of these type of articles about DFW "talking to" airlines ranging from Iberia to Eva to Cathay to even Emirates. It's good to hear but if anything were to happen it would be years before they start up service. I'd say Cathay before Qantas but AA would prolly jump in with 10x weekly service if Cathay announced DFW. It's still fun to consider these things, though.



Quoting Texan (Reply 4):
but we've been hearing the QF rumor since the mid-90s.

QF had planned to come to DFW in 2002, in fact, they had already announced it..but because of 9/11, SARS, etc...they scrapped that plan...

AA would LOVE to see QF, CX, IB bring some pax into DFW, though AA is quite strong in MIA with IB flying in....



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User currently onlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2951 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

I would like to see a flight to Spain, whether it is on AA or IB, from DFW.

User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4021 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2148 times:

Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 9):
I would like to see a flight to Spain, whether it is on AA or IB, from DFW.

I thought that AA offered a MAD service from DFW back in the 90s.

Thomas



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User currently offlineWillyj From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

Quoting DIA77 (Reply 3):
While DFW might make sense for CX and/or QF, I would think both of those airlines would pick ORD first.

I agree that ORD would be a better choice for CX (if AA doesn't start the service first) but I think DFW would be QF's first choice. My reasoning is that the HKG flights would be coming from the north so it would be more convenient for connections, while the QF flight would be coming from the south.


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