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Jetstar Asia Cancels Bangalore?  
User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3090 times:

Hi all

some of you may have read a previous post asking why all J* Asia flights to Bangalore were only on sale at the full fare price from January. This is part of a grander scheme I have of going low-cost narrowbody from Australia to Europe.

Well it appears the one link from SE Asia to the subcontinent is gone, because a routine check today fails to find any flights at all on the route from early January onwards. Has this sector got the cut??

Are there plans by any other LCCs from SE Asia or India/Sri lanka thinking of starting flights between the two areas?

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User currently offlineBlrBird From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 579 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3024 times:

Quoting Aussie_ (Thread starter):
Well it appears the one link from SE Asia to the subcontinent is gone, because a routine check today fails to find any flights at all on the route from early January onwards. Has this sector got the cut??

No, they have reduced the freq 5x pw to 3x(M.W..S.) pw and added another 3x pw to BKK with this SIN-BKK sector will have 3 daily flights any day of the week.

But I do wonder how long they will continue with SIN-BLR route though.



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User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2835 times:

how come then nothing shows when searching the website SIN-BLR on any day?

User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3272 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2801 times:

This goes to show (to me at least) how complex the airline business is! SQ with their 772/773 service at high fares often goes full on SIN-BLR. At the same time 3K with their 320s and low fares are finding it tough to make money on this sector (or think they can make more money on the SIN-BKK sector)!


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User currently offlineSshank From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2650 times:

No, all this shows is that the demand for BLR - SIN is fairly limited and does not warrant a third flight.

Quoting Nimish (Reply 3):
This goes to show (to me at least) how complex the airline business is! SQ with their 772/773 service at high fares often goes full on SIN-BLR. At the same time 3K with their 320s and low fares are finding it tough to make money on this sector (or think they can make more money on the SIN-BKK sector)!


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3272 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

Quoting Sshank (Reply 4):
No, all this shows is that the demand for BLR - SIN is fairly limited and does not warrant a third flight.

Really? So why is it then that 3K loses out, and not IC or SQ? And why does SQ want to *increase* their presence in BLR?



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User currently offlineEx_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1436 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

Quoting Nimish (Reply 3):
This goes to show (to me at least) how complex the airline business is! SQ with their 772/773 service at high fares often goes full on SIN-BLR. At the same time 3K with their 320s and low fares are finding it tough to make money on this sector



Quoting Sshank (Reply 4):
No, all this shows is that the demand for BLR - SIN is fairly limited and does not warrant a third flight.

Both of you are right. Demand on this route is driven more by connecting traffic than O&D. Jetstar's flights (especially westbound) are not well-timed for connections, whereas SQ's are, especially on the eastbound sector. However the nature of the Indian market is also quite unique. Despite its generally higher fares, SQ can attract higher loads than the competition because a fair number of people will pay more and longer routing just so that they can claim to fly SQ. This to some extent explains why SQ enjoys higher loads on its India services despite the presence of low cost carriers.


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3272 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2540 times:

Quoting Ex_SQer (Reply 6):
Despite its generally higher fares, SQ can attract higher loads than the competition because a fair number of people will pay more and longer routing just so that they can claim to fly SQ

Not "claim to fly SQ", but because a lot of people actually enjoy the flight on SQ. I certainly do, and don't mind the long layover on the return to India, because of the great service on board.



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User currently offlineBlrBird From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 579 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

3k did request BLR airport for different time slots don't know the out come (guess it was denied).

May be 3K can get more traction once they start code sharing with JQ and Qantas.



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