777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4165 times:
Ironic that the comment should come from someone in Puerto Rico, how much do you know about PIA, Leeds/Bradford and the market segment being catered to by this servcie, or Pakistan and Pakistani ethnic niche market attitudes.
I dont know anything about your place so I wouldnt dare comment on anything there without relevant knowledge of it.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12177 posts, RR: 35 Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4151 times:
I hope PK does well on this route; the potential is certainly there, because there is a very strong Asian population in the Leeds area (among others).
PIA did have its A310s banned from Europe for a while (about 2 years ago, I think), but this has been overcome. The A310 is a fine aircraft and it's a good aircraft for some of the "thin" routes PK flies. Maybe PK will use it on other regional UK routes - Luton, perhaps?
JonnyWishbone From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 141 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3736 times:
Whilst I applaud PIA for opening up a route which will pay dividends to them, I don't think LBA have truly thought about the implications.
I had to pick up clients who were coming in from AMS last Wednesday at 21:00 and the place was in a complete state of anarchy! With our rediculous laws stating you cant drop off anymore, it took 20 minutes to get into the car park, where there were hundreds of people milling around, abandoned cars everywhere!
When I eventually got near the airport entrance, you couldn't move for families seeing off relatives, it was utter madness. I know the Asian population love seeing their families off and this works at MAN where there is more room, but at Leeds the whole place grinds to a halt!
Overall, I think it will be detrimental to their everyday business, and as my client said 'next time we'll go to Manchester... You told us this was a quiet airport and no hassle to transit through!'