kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8442 posts, RR: 14 Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2988 times:
Thanks for posting , interesting , but difficult to see what UU would add to the *A network apart from RUN , TNR and the Comores . I did a google news search for UU and found several stories mentioning the tie up with TG , but this is the only story I have found which seems to suggest the possibility of a A* tie-up . Perhaps the journalist got a little carried away ?
Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
Never said they were, however these airports could be used as connecting points anyway.... just like AY uses/used FRA for connections with IB.
Quoting thediplomat (Reply 8): BKK is a twice weekly service, as is JNB. UU doesn't need global connections - they are a point to point carrier serving the French VFR Government and tourism market.
Well, that's what they are now, but their agreement with TG could be a first sign that this is going to change - they are going to cooperate on connections to 35 destinations in Asia via BKK.
If UU really want to join Star (I'm not sure about that either) they will definitely have to adapt and add frequencies to at least JNB and possibly BKK.
SR4ever From Luxembourg, joined Mar 2010, 797 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1367 times:
Quoting ota1 (Reply 9): You mean the stake AF owned in UU? If I'm not mistaken they had to sell it a couple of years ago. AF and UU don't even code share anymore - so I don't think that would be a problem.
Oups, forgot about that, thx for the update
Quoting ota1 (Reply 9): Never said they were, however these airports could be used as connecting points anyway.... just like AY uses/used FRA for connections with IB.
If UU were to join Star, SIN would be a nice addition to their Route Map, too.
IST would also be perfect to channel passengers from Europe to the Indian Ocean.