Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 23221 posts, RR: 23 Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3408 times:
Quoting Cragley (Reply 4): Speaking of, does KE still have flights into PRG and if so, how are they doing?
Yes, 4 A330-300 nonstops a week. Not sure how they're doing but PRG is a popular tourist destination from Asia and there is probably a fair amount of business traffic. Hyundai is opening a large car assembly plant in the Czech Republic later this year to supply the European market and Kia opened a large assembly facility in neighbouring Slovakia last year.
Centrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 21 Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3171 times:
KE by itself has more non-stops to more destinations in Asia than any other carrier in Asia.
KE also serves more US and European destinations than any other Asian Carrier.
Combine that with NW and CZ and you have almost every country in Asia covered. (Not sure about Nepal, Burma and Bhutan)
So I don't think Asia is a problem for Skyteam.
The problem is North America to Oceania.
You can't get to Australia or New Zealand from North America very easily on CO, DL or NW.
CO is the only Skyteam carrier serving OZ with GUM-Cairns. But to get to GUM requires flying via HNL, NRT, NGO, or ICN. Sydney and Auckland....can't get there on Skyteam.
Skyteam needs CO, DL or NW to go non-stop. Under open skies and new aircraft this will happen. But by then CO will have merged with UA and then Skyteam will have a hole in Micronesia and the pacific states.
Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
Oooooh no no no... China Airlines (CI) is based in Taoyuan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. They do not fly to mainland China for political reasons, thus they do not "hub" in CAN and PEK.
Quoting Nimish (Reply 6): And the delay in adding MH to the alliance is supposed to be all AF's doing - so it's really totally in their hands now.
AF reluctance to allow MH into the foray stems from the fact that if they do, all Aussie code share flights would have to be routed via KUL (as opposed to their present code share with QF via SIN) and lowering their yields by doing so.
Welcome to my starry one world alliance, a team in the sky!
Boch From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 71 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3049 times:
Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 9): Oooooh no no no... China Airlines (CI) is based in Taoyuan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. They do not fly to mainland China for political reasons, thus they do not "hub" in CAN and PEK.
He meant CZ. Would you like to provide a patronizing comment about that airline instead?
Misbeehavin From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 914 posts, RR: 4 Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2404 times:
It is still true that skyteam remains weak in the pacific. So here's a thought: if all the skyteam members started getting along, they could work out something to Australia through HNL. CO already does HNL from EWR, IAH, and LAX. NW does HNL from MSP, PDX, SEA, and SFO. Delta does HNL from ATL, SLC and LAX. And they all codeshare already with Hawaiian from a bunch of other cities (LAX, SFO, SAN, SAC, SEA, PDX, PHX, LAS, SJC).
So there would be decent feed. All they would need to do is tweak schedules and then get one of the three to start HNL-SYD followed by HNL-MEL and so on.