SandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3412 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days ago) and read 2241 times:
This doesn't surprise me. Airlines have to realise that China isn't the goldmine they all think it is. And this just after they launched the route earlier this year. However this might just be temporary for the winter, but me thinks that they shouldnt have launched PVG in the first place.
I haven't heard of this though. Do you have a source?
AirStairs From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1665 times:
China is an interesting market in its sheer size and superheated growth. Even so, the "rising" Chinese middle class that we are hearing so much about is very poor relative to those in USA and the Euro zone, so second-tier cities with populations well over 5-10m aren't sustaining the kind of service that their western counterparts would.
It will be interesting to watch how this could change over the next decade as their purchasing power may (or may not) come in line with the west. At any rate, it does seem that China is not the mint that it once was for the few airlines that had access and hold on the market. Best of luck to SWISS.