Shamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6459 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 12659 times:
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 3): Aer Lingus is freeing up an A330 from Dubai for summer to be used on US expansion. Miami, Dallas, and Philadelphia are the three cities being looked at, or they might just expand in a current market.
They have already planned on adding capacity to SFO/IAD so many of us thought more aircraft would arrive but now the commercial director, Enda Corneille has said new route launches were "unlikely" before October 2008.
So if Aer Lingus does axe its Dubai route next summer, that capacity is likely to be used to increase the frequencies on existing US routes (SFO), rather than to create new ones.
In 2009 the first of the new A333s arrive so DFW will probably be announced then along with the other cities they have been looking at.
Ssides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 12540 times:
Quoting NikonDFW (Reply 6): Most likely Jade Cargo starting DFW service next month. It will be a Shenzhen-Shanghai-Portland-Dallas v.v.-flown with 747-400ERF's.
According to the Star-Telegram blog, the announcement will be made in Terminal D and is drawing the mayors of both Fort Worth and Dallas. I could be wrong, but I'm guessing (maybe a bit too hopefully) that it's (a) a new passenger destination, and (b) a new carrier.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33921 posts, RR: 70
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 12485 times:
Quoting Ssides (Reply 9): According to the Star-Telegram blog, the announcement will be made in Terminal D and is drawing the mayors of both Fort Worth and Dallas. I could be wrong, but I'm guessing (maybe a bit too hopefully) that it's (a) a new passenger destination, and (b) a new carrier.
I think it's safe to say that it's not AA. If it was, it would have likely been leaked here already. AA is planning Dallas-Madrid, but not for this summer.
DFW13L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 12432 times:
Today they have big cranes changing the signs that have all the airline logos. I looked to see what logo they were changing, but couldn't tell as I drove by at 60mph. If that sign change is related, then it would be a passenger airline, because this is just for passenger carriers. I'll drive by again later and see if I can tell.
Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4201 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 12426 times:
Just had a bad thought (at least for us IAH'ers), what if it's AI? IAH has been chasing this carrier for 20 years, and the last couple of years AI has been pitting IAH against DFW. I would hate to see all of IAH/HAS's hard work go down the tubes.
There was a thread regarding IB's plan to expand to another US gateway.
ZuluLima From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 418 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 11991 times:
If the ceremony is in terminal D, then I'm betting against cargo. Besides, we've known about Jade and Shanghai Cargo for a few months. The fact that there is a ceremony involving mayors also seems to rule out AA and other established carriers. Very exciting stuff, as I've been craving new airlines here for the longest time, especially major international players, as we only see BA, LH, and KE (mexicanadian airlines excepted). Could be a lot of airlines really, I guess it depends on who has the aircraft available. BTW, when would these flights start? A few months at least, I'm sure, but hopefully not next summer or fall. The holy grail here would be someone with pax 747s, as we currently get none. Thank god I only have to wait until tomorrow to find out, or tonight if the new signs are a giveaway.
RyDawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 870 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 11927 times:
Quoting DFW13L (Reply 12): Today they have big cranes changing the signs that have all the airline logos. I looked to see what logo they were changing, but couldn't tell as I drove by at 60mph. If that sign change is related, then it would be a passenger airline, because this is just for passenger carriers. I'll drive by again later and see if I can tell.
They have been working all week on changing the signs up and down International Parkway. Terminal A no longer shows the Eagle logo, and the empty positions were filled with the DFW logo. Terminal B saw some additions of airport services signs and the USO logo. Terminal C was treated similar to A. And Terminal E saw some rearranging, including the new Delta logo, New Northwest sign, and other improvements.
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PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 11803 times:
Well, if both mayors are showing up, I'm guessing it's not going to be the return of BFL...
My guess would be new international service from AA. LH has enough O&D from Germany to have a flight to DFW, but a SkyTeam flight? We know how AA reacts when a new carrier tries to enter this market...
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It was actually leaked about a week before, just hidden in another thread. One reason AA route's "leak" so easily is because AA always puts new routes into reservation systems before they are announced, and sometimes they will be in reservation system for 2-3 weeks before any public announcement.
Bartond From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 792 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 11533 times:
Okay so what do we think it's going to be? KL to AMS doesn't seem all that likely to me. And if they came wouldn't it be a 763, as they only bring a 763 to ATL and it has one or two (ha) Skyteam connections. QF to SYD would be great but aren't they STILL going back and forth on buying new aircraft? IB would make sense but it sounds like AA is going to do any expanding to Madrid if it ever happens. EI, not sure but it sounds like they're a ways away from expanding and DFW probably wouldn't be the first destination, either.
I agree that it sounds like a pretty big deal if the mayors of both D and FW are going to be out there, so probably not another Asian cargo carrier, either.
So what is it going to be? What about Eva from Taipei? I haven't heard anything about this route but they're linked up with AA and it's not one of the fought-over China flights. Just a thought...