Johnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 7 Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1385 times:
i believe they intend to primarily expand on mediumhaul asian routes. ANA stated that it´s hard for them to keep up with JAL´s vast longhaul network and they could fight them better on asian services...
If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
OdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1380 times:
I believe they are expanding more into Asia rather than intercontinental with the exception of their trans-Pacific sectors. They could prbably market the Asia-America market via its hub in Tokyo. They could not possibly fight with other Sout East Asia carriers for the Kangaroo Route (Europe-Australia) as they do not have sufficient flights to both Europe and Australia. Furthermore, South East Asia carriers provide better connecting time as well as more frequencies. JAL is trying to get a piece of the Kangaroo Route, but I don't think they succeed as well as MAS, Thai, SIA, BA, Qantas or Cathay.
As far as I know, they are trying to fly daily into KUL nonstop by May 2002, if everything goes as plan, thus omiting the stop in BKK for it NRT-KUL flights. They are trying to market the Malaysia-America market here, competing with JAL and SIA.
How are ANA's load into KUL anyway? Are they doing good?