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Will UA Ever Resume HKG-NRT?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9169 posts, RR: 15
Posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2142 times:

Will UA ever resume HKG-NRT? DL is doing well on this route

Why did they cut it at the first place? It has been around for many years and I guess it was doing well. A lot of Hong Kong people take UA and connect at NRT to various US cities

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User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2113 times:

Is there any need with ANA serving the route and providing the connections to the UA flights back to the US?

Why it was cut i do not know but lets not forget that UA sends aircraft to BKK and SIN from NRT and perhaps they make more money than the HKG turn for the NRT flight?

I also wonder if it had anything to do with SGN starting up as well via HKG?


User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3128 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
A lot of Hong Kong people take UA and connect at NRT to various US cities

Virtually all of United's network can be accessed via ORD and SFO, both of which have daily nonstop 747s to/from HKG. The only two routes that take considerably more time/distance via ORD/SFO that are flown out of NRT are SEA and HNL. I do not think United can justify flying a 777 or 747 (the only two types at UA that serve NRT) to HKG just to feed a few passengers to SEA and HNL. That is what ANA is for.

Also with the UA/CO merger, HKG-EWR and HKG-GUM are added to the list of nonstops from HKG. That eliminates HNL, as HKG-GUM connects perfectly with GUM-HNL in both directions. That leaves only SEA-bound passengers that have to considerably backtrack flying through SFO rather than NRT.

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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9643 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

HKG is a big station for UA with 4 daily 747 flights. However since it is well connected to SFO and ORD, the NRT connection was redundant. ANA can take any connections from NRT. UA in general has more flights that overfly NRT than DL. Only BKK, TPE, SGN, and SIN require a stopover in NRT or HKG. The rest are all nonstop from the US. The real surprise to me is why UA has kept NRT-ICN when they have to SFO nonstop flight.


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User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8375 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1638 times:
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Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
Will UA ever resume HKG-NRT? DL is doing well on this route

United and Delta have two very different strategies in Narita and Asia. Delta has retained much of the NW NRT hub with flights to many Asian cities. United flies to most Asian cities nonstop from the USA, only connecting over NRT to those it can't fly nonstop to from the USA like Bangkok and Singapore. United/Continental have nonstops to SFO, ORD and Newark offering many nonstops rom HKG.

DL started flights from its Detroit hub to Seoul, Hong Kong and Shanghai last year bypasing the NRT hub.


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