Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Will DL Return To HKG & Seoul?  
User currently offlineTOMASKEMPNER From Mexico, joined May 2001, 389 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2022 times:

Do you think that DL will ever return to HKG and SEL.

I think they should start operating services to Seoul, due to their alliance with Korean Air, but from where and it what (MD11) ?
There are many US-KOREA flights,
UA from SFO & ORD vía NRT
NW from DTW, vía NRT I think.
KE from LAX, SFO, JFK, ORD, etc.

Also the US-HKG market is very well served, UA, CX, NW, CO, but also, from where ?
LAX-HKG 3xday (UA, CX)
SFO-HKG 3xday (UA, CX, SQ)
ORD-HKG 1xday (UA)
(DL lacks of enough facilities at ORD to make this service work)
NYC-HKG 3xday (UA,CO,CX)
(DL has an extremely important hub at JFK but UA, CX and now CO dominate this market)

ATL-HKG ??? I think that there is now aircraft able to perform this route.





11 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineStarAlliance From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1961 times:

Of course, I love to see more US airlines serving HKG, since there are only a small number of airlines on the US-HKG route.

However, many US airlines are using NRT as their Asian hub. ATL-HKG?? Sounds like a good choice! But, are there enough demand for this route??

StarAlliance


User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

DL used to do ATL-HKG a few years ago. An MD-11 with PW4000's. I don't think it was too tough to do, but the route was canceled for some reason.


Pan Am:The World's Most Experienced Airline - P(oor) S(ailor's) A(irline): San Diego's Hometown Airline-Catch Our Smile!
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

Um no.

DL did ATL-PDX-HKG.

They still had payload problems.


User currently offlineTOMASKEMPNER From Mexico, joined May 2001, 389 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

If DL gets the 777-200 LR, do you think they will restart ATL-HKG nonstop or ATL-SEL ?

I think that the 777-200LR is great for DL, with this aircraft in their fleet, they could start an Asian expansion.

US-ASIA is an extremely big market, where UA and NW take the big part along with the Asian carriers, leaving a little to AA,CO, and DL...

My proposal for DL new routes

JFK-KIX
JFK-PEK
JFK-PVG
JFK-SEL
ATL-HKG
ATL-SEL

along with DL´s
ATL-NRT, JFK-NRT, LAX-NRT, LAX-NGO.


User currently offlineKwbl From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1925 times:

Actually, Delta never served Hkg from PDX. They did go ATL-LAX-HKG and ATL-PDX-SEL. I think an ATL-SEL is realistic but ATL-HKG would be a long shot. Sure miss the "hub" in PDX

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

Kwbl - my bad!

They did ATL-LAX-HKG, ATL-PDX-SEL and PDX-TPE-BKK with the MD-11s

I believe 4 or 5 MD-11s were fitted with the aux fuel tanks that were needed to operate these transpac routes, but that took away from the available payload and made the flights rather uneconomical.


User currently offlineTOMASKEMPNER From Mexico, joined May 2001, 389 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

Do DL still has the rights to operate services between
LAX-HKG, PDX-SEL, PDX-TPE-BKK ?



User currently offlineKwbl From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

I believe Delta does still have those rights. I also think they still have the PDX-FUK rights which they operated for about a year and PDX-OSA which was never operated.

User currently offlineNEFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

I heard from a source that DL was looking to return to Seoul, but that was more than a year ago. I would not know what they are up to, most likely will have to wait and see what happens.

I flew on DL flights to SEL out of PDX in '99 and years prior to that. The flights were always FULL, so it would make sense for them to return.

I have doubts about ATL-ICN, though. I am not sure how many would want to fly for that long, especially in those cramped economy seats on DL. LAX-ICN sounds like a more profitable route.


User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1885 times:

If DL still holds the rights to LAX-HKG, how much longer can they hold on to it without actually resuming service? Will they eventually have to relinquish them back to the US DOT?

'949


User currently offlineJrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1847 times:

KAL flies from ATL to ICN. Delta will probably puts its code on the flight, and possibly add its own flight int he future.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Any Chance SAS/Alitatlia/Lauda Will Return To HKG? posted Sun May 23 2004 21:06:56 by United Airline
KLM Will Not Return To Beirut posted Wed Aug 23 2006 14:07:29 by KL911
Will WestJet Return To SAN This Summer? posted Wed May 17 2006 19:04:40 by Lindy Field
Will CX Return To Zurich? posted Fri Dec 9 2005 16:10:34 by United Airline
Will AA Return To BHX? posted Sun Dec 19 2004 20:33:24 by RichardBHX
When Will Frontier Return To The NE? posted Fri Aug 22 2003 21:52:53 by JumboBumbo
Will Miat Fly To Hkg? posted Wed Dec 11 2002 00:39:59 by Ryu2
DL Return To Arn? posted Fri Aug 23 2002 00:43:38 by Ezra
When Will Aerolineas Return To Lax? posted Thu Aug 22 2002 04:10:04 by L-1011-500
Will Delta Return To WAW - Poland? posted Mon May 13 2002 10:05:19 by LOT767SP-LPA