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Any Chance Of US Airways To Africa?  
User currently offlinejeffrey1970 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1336 posts, RR: 12
Posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5694 times:

Since airlines such as Delta and United have just recently started to fly to Africa over the past few years, is there any chance that Usairways will start to fly to Africe? After all, they seem to always wait to jump in long after other u.s. airlines have already established themselves in an international market.


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User currently offlinejetsetter629 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5602 times:

I would say certainly not. Their first priority is to build up South America out of CLT. They are waiting for GRU slots from the DCA/LGA slot swap with DL. Given that they are short on long haul aircrafts and the 762s are ageing, they will need to dedicate the new A332s to Europe (out of CLT and PHL).

User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4058 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5532 times:

I would say Africa is probably quite low on the list. US will probably serve NRT and many more LatAm markets before anywhere in Africa. When it happens I could maybe see a CLT-LOS or PHL-CAI, maybe even CLT-JNB, but that's a very long way down a very speculative road.

User currently offlinejeffrey1970 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1336 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5326 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 2):
I would say Africa is probably quite low on the list. US will probably serve NRT and many more LatAm markets before anywhere in Africa. When it happens I could maybe see a CLT-LOS or PHL-CAI, maybe even CLT-JNB, but that's a very long way down a very speculative road.

NRT would be interesting. However there is a lot of competition. On the other hand there is not as much competition for flights to Africa.



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User currently offlineFlyingHollander From Netherlands, joined Jul 2011, 217 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5297 times:

No chance whatsoever. As mentioned above expanding their market in South America (GRU, LIM, BOG...) and starting service to Asia (NRT, PEK?) is a larger priority. Also US airways doesn't really have great hubs to be an important player in intercontinental routes.

[Edited 2011-12-02 08:29:48]


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User currently offlineusairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3404 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5195 times:

I think PHL-CAI could have been on their stretch list of future destinations but with the unrest in Egypt and the existing carriers putting service on hold (CO EWR-CAI) or reducing service I highly doubt US will venture into that one any time soon

User currently offlineusflyer msp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5190 times:

Its a longshot but I could see US flying to CPT. It is a predominately leisure (but upscale) destination which is something that US seems to have historically had success with (i.e. BCN, VCE, many of their caribbean destinations). Additionally, thay would be able to get some feed from SA. Maybe on a 762 via DKR, SID, or ACC?

User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4058 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4940 times:

I would think the 762s would be long gone by the time US attempted Africa.

User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4896 times:

Yup -- put me down among the nay-sayers on this one. I see further Latin/South America from CLT first. Then expansion into Asia would follow, probably from PHL. Is O&D PHL-Africa strong at all?


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User currently onlineetops1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1088 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4838 times:

As American Airlines they might ...

User currently offlineplanesavvy From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4792 times:

I doubt they would. But for memory's sake they was a rather similarly named airline USAfrica Airways that tried it a few years back. Although not at all related, they had similar schemes and could have had the name link like KLM Asia (just a thought).


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User currently offlinecrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4560 times:

PHL-CAI was on the plans a few years back when the TLV announcement came out, but it never happened. I never did read about any other routes for US into "deep" Africa though.

User currently offlineyenne09 From Canada, joined Jun 2010, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3321 times:

Don.t forget that Africa has the third best economic expansion in the world after Asia and Middle-East. Philadelphia is a very big city on the East Coast and US Airways has a good hub there. So why not route like Philadelphia-Accra/Lagos/Yaounde/Windhoek.

User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3071 times:

Quoting yenne09 (Reply 12):
Don.t forget that Africa has the third best economic expansion in the world after Asia and Middle-East. Philadelphia is a very big city on the East Coast and US Airways has a good hub there. So why not route like Philadelphia-Accra/Lagos/Yaounde/Windhoek.

Yes, I am aware of how large Philly is, but is there any local demand for Africa-bound flights, at least enough that could fill the necessary aircraft for a route such as those mentioned here?



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User currently onlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8375 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2963 times:
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Quoting yenne09 (Reply 12):
Don.t forget that Africa has the third best economic expansion in the world after Asia and Middle-East. Philadelphia is a very big city on the East Coast and US Airways has a good hub there. So why not route like Philadelphia-Accra/Lagos/Yaounde/Windhoek.

Usairways need more A330-200 if they are flying to some of these destinations. US needs NRT and PEK before Lagos, Accra and Windhoek. DL and UA can make these cities work with their larger hubs in Atlanta, Houston, IAD and New York with all its O & D passengers.


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