Lxlgu From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 1355 times:
MU have totally discontinued the South Africa route
Before the Olympics they announced they would suspend the route for 1 month but
they now totally discontinued
They carried mostly IT fares and premium fares were very low
KE and Korean government is working on to launch JNB. Nonstop was not an option for them. First tried ICN-BKK-JNB with 772, 3 weekly, but somehow bilateral didn't allow this (don't know detail, sadly.) But recently got agreement on ICN-NBO-JNB instead. KE might start with this route or work more on via BKK. I might be wrong. Anyway KE will launch JNB next year, depends on economic situation.
SA744 From South Africa, joined Nov 2005, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 12 months 1 hour ago) and read 1187 times:
Well if KE do fly via BKK they will be in direct competition with TG, i do believe that TG have pretty good loads out of JNB, and would not be keen on KE stealing some of there loads. Just my 2 cents. Yet still exciting to have KE on South african soil, what part of the year are they thinking of
That seems like a neat option for KE. NBO has only limited service to Asia nonstop, and this would be a very different service from ICN to the heart of Africa. Plus opportunities for codesharing with Kenyan Airlines - skyteam and etc.
BrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1288 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1031 times:
Quoting SQ6807 (Reply 7): That seems like a neat option for KE. NBO has only limited service to Asia nonstop, and this would be a very different service from ICN to the heart of Africa. Plus opportunities for codesharing with Kenyan Airlines - skyteam and etc.
That seems indeed like a sweet route for Skyteam: ICN-NBO-JNB.