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What About Expanded Asian Service To Sea?  
User currently offlineMason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 748 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

Everyone was saying that after the Asian economic flu, more Asian airlines would begin service to SEA. I believe Thai used to fly to SEA, JAL too. SEA already has three daily flights to NRT, but could use some more service. I think Cathay and Singapore Airlines should start service. All passengers flying beyond NRT, KIX, TPE, or SEL have to use United or Northwest, EVA, or Asiana to other Asian cities. These new airlines could capitaize with this market. What do you think? Also, I think at least one more European airline should add SEA to thier destinations, because of the limited service to mainland Europe currently. What do you think?

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User currently offlineNorthwest 777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

Just a quick correction, NW doesn't have three daily NRT flights. They only have one: FLT. 7 They have a daily flight to KIX also. The NRT flight is with a 742 and the KIX is with a DC10. NW used to also have a SEA-HKG flight but that has since ceased. And yes, Thai and JAL did fly to SEA.

I do agree with you that SEA is underserved and should receive more service from new Asian and European carriers. Currently only two carriers (I think) from Europe offer service to SEA; BA and SAS. EVA and Asiana are the only Asian airlines currently serving SEA (Once again, I'm not positive) as China Eastern dropped nonstop service to Shanghai awhile ago.

I live here in Seattle and personally think it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and I would love to see new services added here.


User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2038 times:

With any luck as the partnership between Malaysia Airlines and Northwest grows - you may see Malaysian colours at SEA soon although Malaysia's next planned US destinations are Chicago (currently only cargo) and San Francisco with Detroit being served as a code-share with NW.

User currently offlineMason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 748 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2011 times:

Could MA's 777ER's make the KUL-SEA route non-stop? What about the 747-400? SEA is the closest to Malaysia.

User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

3 daily flights to NRT, 1x daily flights to Taipei, 4x weekly flights to Osaka, a 3x weekly flight to Seoul, and you're complaining!?! Some West coast cities don't (or won't soon) even have 1 daily flight to any part of Asia!

I guess with Seattle being a prominent destination for businesss destination, more flights ot Asia could not be out of the question. Business and First sections are sold out for tomorrow's flights, so that means the flights are profitable. My next guess for new services would beNW or OZ expanding KIX and SEL to daily flights.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineMegatop747-412 From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

To Mason:

I don't think that any of MHs B777-2H6ERs or B744s could make the KUL-SEA trip non-stop - they would have to stop somewhere say either Japan or maybe TPE. What I meant here is non-stop load (pax) carrying flights. I mean, Boeing did fly KUL-SEA non-stop on their first B777 before during a pre-delivery / demonstration flight way back in 1997, but that, as I understand, is firstly not carrying any pax/cargo load, and also they had fuel-tanks installed in the main cabin to provide additional fuel as well.

If MAS were really to appear in SEA at the near future, I believe they may do it with a stop along the way...

Regards


User currently offlineA330_DTW From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

If CO's 777 can fly EWR/HKG nonstop, why can't a MAS 777 make it KUL/SEA nonstop?

User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

As I said - MAS is more interested in code-sharing with NW on the KUL-xxx-SEA (most likely KUL-KIX-SEA). Traffic will be limited KUL-SEA nonstop - so MAS really needs to choose KUL-LAX as its first nonstop US destination.

User currently offlineMegatop747-412 From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

I thot KUL-SEA is further away than EWR-HKG and out of reach/range of a B777-200ER?... I may be wrong but that's what I thot...

Anyway, I agree with Mas777 that MH (at the moment at least) would be more interested with a code-sharing agreement with someone and fly KUL-xxx-SEA - as it made more business sense for now... MAS seem to be in a bit of financial difficulty right now, and I believe there's not much pax/cargo load flying KUL-SEA non-stop


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

NW stopped the SEA-HKG route due to poor loads. NW have tried other routes from HKG but I dont think they can compete with CX and UA. Thats why we have ONE NW service a day from HKG to TKY !!. We do however get about four freighters a day !!

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