That would depend on whether the Taiwan's Aviation Administration would give CI permission because they had two incidents this year meaning that they cannot apply for new routes for a year. I doubt that CI would let this money making route get dominated by BR.
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21043 posts, RR: 60 Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2278 times:
Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 3): Osaka - KIX is one of the most expensive airports to operate from in the world. Mnay an airline has started flights there only to cancell them later, BA & AA both did that.
But a 5th freedom route is more likely to succeed than a terminating route.
KIX is well suited to a 787 operation, but until that time, it's not that easy to consistently fill a 280 seat plane with high yields. But if 100-150 of those seats were filled by through traffic, then you are only needing to fill 100-150 seats with O&D to/from KIX on either end.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
Centrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3597 posts, RR: 21 Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2080 times:
The Japanese government is pushing carriers to use KIX and NGO. There are proposals to help make these airports more attractive to carriers. Everyone wants NRT, but it will not be opening new slots for a few years and even then it won't be enough maybe. Using 5th freedoms will be very very important for these two airports. Because of this KIX and NGO management have been talking with airlines with 5th freedoms to increase ops. They are also talking with airlines that have expressed interest in expansion or new operations. DL has been having meetings with NGO and KIX and I think FUK as they have rights to fly to all three (from their previous ops in Japan). They don't have 5th freedoms but they are looking at using smaller planes.
In the next 5 years I think we will see JL and DL relaunch LAX flights with 767 or 787 aircraft. I wonder if NW had another A332, could they do LAX-KIX?
Oh yeah one more thing: Miyazaki and Komatsu have been getting nice boosts in regional traffic as of late. Didn't they both get Korea and China flights recently too? (Miyazaki's Governor is doing a kick ass job at his job, maybe he should run the country.)
[Edited 2007-11-01 17:37:45]
Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!