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User currently offlineSkyteam10001 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 197 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2671 times:

from the article : "Air France, one of the premier carriers in Europe, is in Memphis this week, quietly assessing the market potential for a nonstop flight to Paris."

the article is here
http://www.commercialappeal.com/mca/...cle/0,1426,MCA_440_5108697,00.html

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...

comments are welcome
A.

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User currently offlineHB-IWC From Greece, joined Sep 2000, 4496 posts, RR: 72
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2657 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.

User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1829 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

Quoting Skyteam10001 (Thread starter):
I would think other US cities would come before MEM for new non-stop flights to CDG

I think too, although it would be nice to have this flight. Some other cities have more potential without risk to endanger other flights.

Quoting HB-IWC (Reply 1):
Air France is not planning to return the CDG CVG flight next summer, leaving the route to Delta alone

Too bad ! but may be (I hope !) this will change between now and next summer. There have been quite a few changes like this on this route by AF since they started it.


User currently offlineUSFlyer MSP From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2642 times:

I would think they would fly MSP first.

User currently offlineSampa737 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2630 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!

User currently offlineBHMNONREV From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1368 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2581 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??


User currently offlineIADLHR From Italy, joined Apr 2005, 733 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2519 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.

User currently offlineWalter747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1440 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

i wish they would fly to PVD but thats a long shot.


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User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6439 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

Quoting BHMNONREV (Reply 5):
would guess that AF at CDG would afford more connecting opportunities than KL/NW has at AMS, right??

I believe that KL/NW at AMS has equal the connections that AF has at CDG, or very close to it.


User currently offlineIAD380 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 804 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2283 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.

User currently offlineHush-Kit From Germany, joined Sep 2000, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2226 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


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