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Will D7 Ever Have Low Cost Competition?  
User currently offlineBen175 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 820 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

Proving that a low cost long haul airline can be a success, could we see airlines such as Tiger, Jetstar Asia or Lion start widebody services? They could follow D7 and fly to less costly/congested airports.

Tiger has the potential to link China, Japan, Eastern Australia and the Middle East with Singapore (and not canibilise into SQ's operation if they choose airports such as SHJ over DXB, OOL over BNE and TSN over PEK)

Jetstar Asia could do the same thing with a couple of JQ Australia's 787's on order.

Any thoughts?

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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19611 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

In addition to operational considerations, such as shorter turnarounds - D7 has a 75-minute turnaround at STN - compared to incumbents, there are further requirements including:

1) According to D7's CEO at conferences and in articles, the ability for customers to self-connect - there are no formal connections - elsewhere is essential. Indeed, he believes that D7 would not be successful but for AK having such a large network from KUL.

2) To operate routes that do, of course, have sufficient potential but either don't already exist or have little competition.

"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
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