I would think other US cities would come before MEM for new non-stop flights to CDG, especially since they are saying the KL flight MEM-AMS is made up of 75% connecting people... these passengers could certainly connect elsewhere like ATL or DTW, reducing the interest of a MEM-CDG flight...
HB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4635 posts, RR: 70
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3208 times:
Just to add one more element to this discussion, as things go now, Air France is not planning to return the CDG CVG flight next summer, leaving the route to Delta alone. At the same time, Air France has added its code to the daily NW-operated CDG DTW flight, adding to the A332 flight operated by AF.
Sampa737 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3181 times:
It would seem to be a long shot but given enough incentatives, it could work. Folks bawlked (sp?) at the AMS route over 11 years ago when service started at 4x a week. It's been daily for 11 years now. I do miss seeing the KLM livery in MEM but at least the city has hung onto the flight. Gotta give the airport authority kudos for vision!
BHMNONREV From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1403 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3132 times:
Quoting Skyteam10001 (Thread starter): I would think other US cities would come before MEM for new non-stop flights to CDG, especially since they are saying the KL flight MEM-AMS is made up of 75% connecting people... these passengers could certainly connect elsewhere like ATL or DTW, reducing the interest of a MEM-CDG flight...
Does not make much sense, siphoning traffic from another carrier (NW) to start a route of your own. Unless NW is looking at the possibility at dropping MEM-AMS for something a little more lucrative for those A330-200's.
I would guess that AF at CDG would afford more connecting opportunities than KL/NW has at AMS, right??
IADLHR From Italy, joined Apr 2005, 741 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3070 times:
I doubt seriosuly if AF would start MEM-CDG. However, I do think that AF owes it to themselves, at least, the possibility of checking out, in detail, the facilities, and possibilities of MEM-CDG considering that it is a hub for NW.
IAD380 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 804 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2834 times:
AF, KL and its Skyteam partners seem well entrenched on routes between CDG, AMS, and Skyteam hubs in the United States, such as JFK, EWR, ATL, DTW, CVG, and IAH. AF should consider cities that have greater traffic potential than MEM. DEN would be a good choice. Although DEN is a hub for the rival Star Alliance, AF could start CDG-DEN flights before UA. SEA and PHX are other cities in the western United States that AF may want to consider. AF could also return to DFW and challenge AA at its hub, just as it does at ORD and MIA.
Hush-Kit From Germany, joined Sep 2000, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2777 times:
I think there are lot of more lucrative and more economical destinations for AF than MEM, eg DFW, which is served by n o n e Skteam member on a n/s service from continental Europe.
and: btw, wasn 't BA serving MSY many years ago, why did BA quit serving MSY ???
Was it such a nonprofitable route? As far as I can remember they operated an L10 on this route, since they discountinued MSY no other carrier ( U.S. or European) relaunched a n/s service into a European hub. But i may be corrected, REgards, Chris