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LX Downgrades PVG  
User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 49
Posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

From October 2008 LX daily Zurich - Shanghai route will be reduced from daily to 6 weekly due to poor performance. Flight out of Zurich will not operate on Thursday.

Rgs,

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User currently offlineSandroZRH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2307 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?


User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

Here is one of my sources:

http://airlineroute.blogspot.com/search/label/SWISS

Rgs,


User currently offlineHB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4507 posts, RR: 72
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2025 times:



Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 1):
Airlines have to realise that China isn't the goldmine they all think it is.

I couldn't agree more. All the stampeding to get as many frequencies as possible to China has oversaturated the market. The same has happened to Europe - India to a certain extent.


User currently offlineDALCA From Netherlands, joined Aug 2006, 535 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1813 times:

[quote=HB-IWC,reply=3]

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 1):
Airlines have to realise that China isn't the goldmine they all think it is.

I couldn't agree more. All the stampeding to get as many frequencies as possible to China has oversaturated the market. The same has happened to Europe - India to a certain extent.[/quote

Amen to this statement, the only option left maybe to serve 2nd rate cities a couple times a week.



Zanair flight, please hold on finals as we have to clear rhino's off the runway. Next flight KUL-FRA-AMS Flown in A319,A
User currently offlineB2443 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Well Air Berlin quit even sooner. High fuel price was the killer?

User currently offlineAirStairs From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1731 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.


AirStairs


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25626 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1705 times:



Quoting HB-IWC (Reply 3):
Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 1):
Airlines have to realise that China isn't the goldmine they all think it is.

I couldn't agree more. All the stampeding to get as many frequencies as possible to China has oversaturated the market. The same has happened to Europe - India to a certain extent.

However, LX does have the advantage of being the only nonstop operator between Switzerland and China. Most other major European hubs also have at least one Chinese carrier in the market.


User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2127 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1335 times:

It looks like thr premium classes have quite high loads however Economy Class usuually has no more than 50%

SOF also is never sold out and how are the other newly added routes foing in the LX network?


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