Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1446 times:
I heard from a high ranking employee of a major airline in Denver than Japan Airlines has come to overlook the airport and have a meeting with officals about the possibility of new service. Is there any possibility of this happening? What would the aircraft be?
CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4490 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1411 times:
I would assume that the aircraft would be either a 747-400 or a 777-200ER. Most likely they would start service with a 777-200ER and then switch to the 747-400 if traffic increased. If it was known to be a high density route then they would start with a 744.
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Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1378 times:
I don't know if DEN would be a good idea. There would be no feed there, and the flight would be so long that it would require two aircraft to operate. Also, I am not sure who would like to travel there except tourists who want to ski, and I think most Japanese go to the Japan Alps & Hokkaido for that. And Japan Airlines doesn't even codeshare with any airline to Denver. Maybe it will be possible once JAL gets their new 777LRs, but I think JAL should concentrate on other cities that may need their service, like Seattle or San Diego, or maybe a flight from Osaka to San Francisco.
Johnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2627 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1345 times:
If everyone is gonna play the codeshare game, then by all rights, ANA should be the Japanese airline to fly to DEN, since they're a Star Alliance member. However, I would imagine that since ANA flies to ORD,SFO, and LAX,then the US would probably be sewn up with them.
DIA77 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 711 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1330 times:
Denver is home to a substantial Japenese population. Denver is also a major destination for Japanese business. KAL's flight to DEN failed because it wasn't nonstop (travellers preferred UA's connections to SEL) and because Korea's economy hit the gorund at the time. I would definitely expect DEN-NRT service in the next couple of years. DEN officials visited Japan early this year to discuss air service between Tokyo and Denver.