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User currently offlineheysfo From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 47 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 5030 times:

Was curious how many point to point routes are industry specific, linking two companies such as the new route mentioned below i.e.

The new route, which provides a much anticipated link for the Paris-based car manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroën’s joint venture with Dongfeng Motor of Wuhan, will be operated three times weekly with 309-seat 777-200ER aircraft

Are there similar routes that are only flown to link commercial interests and one company to another?

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User currently offlinePHXA340 From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 832 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 5035 times:

RDU-LGW or LHR ... for Glaxo

User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (1 year 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 4998 times:

CVG-CDG for Procter & Gamble ?

User currently offlinesfredspot From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 4909 times:

SFO-ZRH for for Roche/Genentech, though with *A hubs on both sides.

User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12420 posts, RR: 100
Reply 4, posted (1 year 12 months 10 hours ago) and read 4819 times:
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PBI-BDL for united technologies.  
Well, in old times. I'm not certain if that route is flown anymore.

Quoting heysfo (Thread starter):
Are there similar routes that are only flown to link commercial interests and one company to another?

Except the routes sell other tickets.

Your route, Wuhan, is a growing city in China for electronic and other components. I know an executive who would have loved the option to fly from Paris. Although I would be CVG-CDG would be cancelled without P&G. Often one company will negotiate a certain 'minimum billing' for a city pair to launch a direct flight. About half the time the route dies when the sponsoring company pulls sponsorship. About half the time the route has proven viable on its own. (It isn't the sponsoring company doesn't need the flights, its the cost/benefit of sponsoring the city pair.)

Wuhan is a fast growing city. Heck, I'm surprised I haven't seen it on the mid-east carrier route maps.

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineBWI5OH From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 12 months 10 hours ago) and read 4774 times:

What about the Emirates non stop from Houston to Dubai? I know this flight has to have many oil executives on board, but wouldn't have a clue as to what oil companies.

Also, KLM from IAH-AMS, supporting Shell oil, Akso chemical and a few other Dutch owned businesses in and around Houston.

[Edited 2012-04-23 16:14:26]


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User currently offlineSuperCaravelle From Netherlands, joined Jan 2012, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 12 months 10 hours ago) and read 4705 times:

Houston - Luanda by SonAir must be a prime example. Does anyone know if it is possible to buy tickets for this flight?

User currently offlineCoachClass From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 12 months 10 hours ago) and read 4625 times:

CLT-MUC for BMW by LH.
BMW's built in Spartanburg, SC.


User currently offlineCairnterriAIR From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 4531 times:

PBI to BDL is still operated (I'm flying on it Wednesday) via JetBlue. I don't think it's supported by any company anymore though.

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24325 posts, RR: 47
Reply 9, posted (1 year 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 4532 times:

Back in the day Swissair ran a BSL-EWR on the A310 for all the pharma business.


Quoting SuperCaravelle (Reply 6):
Houston - Luanda by SonAir must be a prime example. Does anyone know if it is possible to buy tickets for this flight

Yes if you/your employer are a members of the USAEA association.



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User currently offlineplanenutz From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1282 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (1 year 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 4497 times:

At one time AC operated YOW-CLT with CRJ's for Nortel.
I had also heard that at one time there were no less than 12 flightd per day between LAX and YVR on AS, UA, AC, and CP ( in addition to lower frequency flights on Canada 3000) to support the film/TV production industries. One of the bgiggest beneffactors was Lionsgate Films with large operations in both cities.



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User currently offlineAVLAirlineFreq From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 970 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 4439 times:

This was, of course, how Midwest Express got its start...as a wholly-owned shuttle operation for Kimberly-Clark employees.

TW flew briefly between ICT and SEA ferrying pax between Boeing plants.


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6942 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (1 year 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 4413 times:

Quoting Goldorak (Reply 2):
CVG-CDG for Procter & Gamble ?

P&G has been at their wits end trying to keep international service to CVG. They lobbied so hard to keep the short-lived Japan flight as well as the flights to London and Germany, to obvious no avail. I think that P&G is shelling out a crapload of money just to keep this flight afloat.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24075 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (1 year 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 4365 times:

I doubt LH would be operating MUC-CLT it it wasn't for BMW, with their head office in MUC and their U.S. assembly plant about a 90 minute drive from CLT near Spartanburg, SC.

User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22304 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (1 year 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 4358 times:

Quoting CoachClass (Reply 7):
CLT-MUC for BMW by LH.

This is a good example of a route that benefits one high-profile company but does not exist solely for that country. There are gobs of business connections between the Carolinas and Germany (and especially Bavaria). ATL-STR (Mercedes-Benz in Vance, Alabama) is a similar example, and DTW-NGO might be too, though that's probably more heavily a single company than either CLT-MUC or ATL-STR.



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User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (1 year 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 4350 times:
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I think CO started EWR-BRU for J&J.


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User currently offlineATLgaUSA From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 4315 times:

Delta flew from Atlanta to Stuttgart before the Mercedes plant was built in Alabama.

User currently offlinedrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5062 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (1 year 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 4306 times:

Quoting SuperCaravelle (Reply 6):
Houston - Luanda by SonAir must be a prime example. Does anyone know if it is possible to buy tickets for this flight?
Quoting LAXintl (Reply 9):
Yes if you/your employer are a members of the USAEA association.

You also get Mileage Plus miles for it.



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22304 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (1 year 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 4308 times:

Quoting ATLgaUSA (Reply 16):
Delta flew from Atlanta to Stuttgart before the Mercedes plant was built in Alabama.

When did ATL-STR start?



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User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12420 posts, RR: 100
Reply 19, posted (1 year 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 4131 times:
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Quoting CairnterriAIR (Reply 8):
PBI to BDL is still operated (I'm flying on it Wednesday) via JetBlue. I don't think it's supported by any company anymore though.

Thanks. At one time UTC flew from their own runway in Hartford to their own runway in Palm Beach!
Then they sponsored DL on the flight. Then they didn't.
I'm happy to see someone is still flying the route.

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineFSDan From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 729 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (1 year 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 4067 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 14):
DTW-NGO might be too

Does Toyota have major operations in Detroit? I know that their US HQ is in Torrence, CA, and most of their US factories are in the deep South. Do they have engineering facilities in Michigan, or what?

Speaking of DTW, I'm guessing DTW-MTY is there pretty much entirely for the auto industry. Not sure if it would be one company in particular, though.



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15474 posts, RR: 26
Reply 21, posted (1 year 12 months 5 hours ago) and read 3988 times:

Quoting FSDan (Reply 20):
Does Toyota have major operations in Detroit? I know that their US HQ is in Torrence, CA, and most of their US factories are in the deep South. Do they have engineering facilities in Michigan, or what?

Even if Toyota doesn't there is the not insignificant supplier base.



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User currently offlineDTWLAX From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 766 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 3950 times:

Quoting FSDan (Reply 20):
Does Toyota have major operations in Detroit? I know that their US HQ is in Torrence, CA, and most of their US factories are in the deep South. Do they have engineering facilities in Michigan, or what?

I believe Toyota Technical Center is located in Ann Arbor


User currently offlineIrishpower From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 384 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 12 months 1 hour ago) and read 3811 times:

I'd think IAH-LHR serves many companies but BP would have to top the list.

User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24814 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (1 year 12 months 1 hour ago) and read 3795 times:

Aberdeen-Baku with Azerbaijan Airlines, operating for the Oil/Gas industry


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25 connies4ever : During the tech boom times AC's services to SJC and AUS were principally to serve Nortel. High J class fraction to boot. Not much need for either now.
26 hoya : LO has the KTW - TRN flight that supports the car industry in the Katowice region. Fiat has a large plant in Tychy, near Katowice. I believe the fligh
27 SRT75 : A bit of a twist on the topic, but UA at IAD if you consider the government. I suspect that UA has abandoned it, but the airline used to be beig on th
28 Cubsrule : It is, and they have major technical operations in the Cincinnati area as well. And that flight is the only sensible way to go to NGO from anywhere b
29 flyguy89 : ahh...the P&G Express. And before CVG-CDG it was Sabena's CVG-BRU. True, but in P&G's case there is no formal agreement between them and DL,
30 PHX787 : I saw a picture on the database here of an MD-11 landing sometime in the early 2000s and it was landing from Nagoya. There is still a huge push to ge
31 apodino : DCA to any of VPS, OAJ, and FAY for the DOD.
32 fortunerunnner : LH's FRA-PNQ should be there as well as PNQ has large presence of German automobile giants such as VW and Merc. It probably is one of the reasons for
33 trintocan : In the Caribbean American Eagle's POS - SJU route was heavily used by J&J to link their two major regional pharmaceutical operations and it was lo
34 aloges : Has anyone mentioned the SR (and now LX) "UN shuttle" from JFK to GVA? Although not strictly a company, the UN is a pretty large customer.
35 Mir : It is now, but I think that's a fairly recent development. -Mir
36 N126DL : ATL-MUC on DL as well. Greer is nicely centered 90 minutes between CLT and ATL.
37 roberts87 : ABZ-GRQ operated by BMI Regional. Caters to the oil industry in Aberdeen and Groningen.
38 Cubsrule : Not so much. It's been there since the early or mid 80s.
39 flyguy89 : A mislabel most likely, it was probably a direct flight from NGO through PDX. I don't believe the MD11 even has the range for CVG-NGO non-stop.
40 USAirALB : CLT-MUC isn't just for BMW anymore. Daimler/Freightliner, Siemens, and Continental AG all use the flight as well. The route has a good amount of O/D t
41 bobloblaw : While I'm not sure about any particular company, YYC and YEG to YHZ are heavily used by oil and gas employees. AC also has a YYT to Fort McMurray same
42 yellowtail : UA got this contract about 8 months ago....exit the KL BBJ from the IAH scene.
43 MAH4546 : Correct, it was via Portland. But an MD11 had the range to fly it non-stop and in February 2000, believe it or not, Delta applied to fly CVGPEK, 3x a
44 jetsetter629 : Add PHL-MAN to the pharma route as well
45 Post contains links deltacto : April 1986 http://deltamuseum.org/M_Education_D...story_Aircraft_Lockheed_L-1011.htm
46 michman : The Ann Arbor Township campus of TTC has been around since the 1970's. You are probably thinking of the new York Township campus of TTC which opened
47 flyingturtle : I remember the regular KE 747 taking off in BSL, lumbering over the 2800 ft hills south of the airport. I once read that these flights were mainly for
48 JetBlueGuy2006 : Back when the CNBC special on American Airlines aired 4-5 years ago, they mentioned on the program that American Eagle had put in a route specifically
49 Jalap : Indeed, and before SN operated it (with A340's) they chartered a Ryan A320 for a few weekly flights. A shame I still haven't found a picture of that
50 sailas : GVA - JFK. For general purposes but also heavily supported by the UN. Both have huge UN operations.
51 Goldorak : Did it stop somewhere en-route ? Because I don't think an A320 can make it non-stop, but maybe I'm wrong.
52 Irishpower : know back in the day that SFO-TPE supported the many Silicon Valley chip makers.
53 Post contains images bjorn14 : I am still waiting for the SVG-IAH route. Are you reading this UA? SK?
54 PHX787 : I am not surprised, That was when DL had it's second largest hub in CVG. I remember the glory days well, even if it was in my youth. The daily AF fro
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