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What Happened To UA Service To Can?  
User currently offlineBluesky02 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2878 times:

Does anyone know what happened to the UA service to CAN (Guangzhou) that was delayed over a year ago, for a year? Shouldn't this have started by now?

Bluesky02

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User currently offlineAstral From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 214 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

I don't think UA would start that service any time soon. Given today's bad economy in the USA, the revenue will not be positive, and thus why start a definate money lossing route ??
To give you the best example is to look at CZ (China Southern), which for the last 10 years +, been flying daily non-stop (B777IGW) LAX/CAN. However, CZ is now down to only three flights per week !!! and the flights are quite open even during summer high season.
May be in 2011 ?? I hope.


User currently offlineBluesky02 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2728 times:



Quoting Astral (Reply 1):
I don't think UA would start that service any time soon.

I don't doubt the bad economics of the route. But I thought they had to start the route within a certain time frame as they won the rights to fly that route from the Government?

If they don't start it... shouldn't they re-bid the route authority? Correct me if I am missing something here...

Thanks!


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2697 times:

I think the US government is being very lenient in terms of allowing airlines to delay the new China service. UA's SFO-CAN and US's PHL-PEK flights have both never taken off, and DL's ATL-PVG flight is being suspended.

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25168 posts, RR: 48
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2662 times:

It was deferred till June 2010
United Looks To Further Defer SFO-CAN Start Up (by LAXintl Mar 25 2009 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently offlineBluesky02 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2589 times:

Thanks LAX... I did a search before I created the topic. Not sure how I missed your post from March. Sorry and thanks for the info.

User currently offlineDaron4000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 712 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2346 times:



Quoting Bluesky02 (Reply 2):
I don't doubt the bad economics of the route. But I thought they had to start the route within a certain time frame as they won the rights to fly that route from the Government?

If they don't start it... shouldn't they re-bid the route authority? Correct me if I am missing something here...

Thanks!

No one else but UA bid on the frequencies to begin with, and no one has argued for UA to be stripped of the rights. Even so, UA could give the route authorities back to the government tomorrow and I'd bet that in a year or two or even three, they would still be sitting there. If any US carrier is going to have a route to CAN, it will be UA.


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