6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3379 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4118 times:
I don't know how they're performing, but there have been reports of increased co-operation between VIVA Macau and Oasis.
This would make an interesting combination.
VIVA could fly the short and medium haul flights, and pax could open-jaw onto Oasis via HKG for long haul.
There has been talk of co-operation on services to Sydney, and possible expansion to Melbourne and Brisbane.
Rick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3787 times:
According to the UK CAA statistics, they are now carrying over 20,000 passengers a month on the LGW-HKG route, a 10% market share on London / Hong Kong.
I think their aircraft have slightly different seating configurations but based on a rough calculation (360 seats per a/c, daily service) they are getting close to 90% loads on that route which sounds healthy enough.
I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
PHX Flyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 681 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2870 times:
It seems to me that growth is a lot slower than projected, and somehow I doubt that this is solely due to a lack of lift. My hunch is that the $100 price tag on crude is a major impediment to their expansion plans. Even though OASIS did apply for slots at DUS, they later denied that they actually plan to fly there. It may just be a protective measure to secure the best possible incentive package from neighboring CGN, where they had planned to fly all along. However, I doubt that this is going to happen in 2008.