staralliance85 From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 201 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 6 months 20 hours ago) and read 4306 times:
Currently, the only Asia route that DL has from their JFK hub is JFK-NRT. DL is the second largest carrier in the NYC area behind UA/CO who has EWR- NRT,PEK, PVG and HKG. When DL is finished with their T4 expansion do you see them adding these Asian routes?
jfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8089 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 19 hours ago) and read 4275 times:
Quoting staralliance85 (Thread starter): Currently, the only Asia route that DL has from their JFK hub is JFK-NRT. DL is the second largest carrier in the NYC area behind UA/CO who has EWR- NRT,PEK, PVG and HKG. When DL is finished with their T4 expansion do you see them adding these Asian routes?
Unlikely that will happen since Delta flies to all those cities nonstop from Detroit. Does Delta have enough 777 to do any JFK to China flights ? Their 777 fleet is limited to 18 airplanes that already fly to all corners of the world, Johannesberg, Dubai, Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai and Peking.
Delta has less 777 then AA and UA, AA has 47 with 6 77W's coming & UA has about 50 plus the Continental 777 which are about 16 planes. Delta needs to order some 777 TODAY.
apodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4123 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 17 hours ago) and read 3513 times:
Quoting delta2ual (Reply 4): No. Unless DL can replicate the connecting traffic like UA has at EWR. Until then, DTW will be the primary Asian gateway.
There is the SkyTeam alliance as well, and DL can feed Korean Air for ICN service, and China Eastern Airlines that can provide service to PVG, plus China Airlines to both KIX and TPE that can cover Asia pretty well out of JFK, so DL doesn't need to necessarily provide their own metal for that service. That, combined with the fact that their DTW hub provides better connections for a better majority of their route structure in the US, and I think it is doubtful DL will add much Asian service from JFK. DOT is also not going to give them any more frequencies when other carriers who don't have as much service in Asia would like to grow (AA is the noteable one, but US could start some service when the A350s come online)