TWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 2908 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2823 times:
I'm surprised we haven't seen more flights from Russia's far east to ANC. I know Yakutia does it from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on a seasonal basis, maybe Nordstar can tap into this market? Do they do scheduled ops or are they charter-only?
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wedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6073 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2583 times:
Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 2): I'm surprised we haven't seen more flights from Russia's far east to ANC. I know Yakutia does it from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on a seasonal basis, maybe Nordstar can tap into this market? Do they do scheduled ops or are they charter-only?
Vladivostok Air flew to ANC before Yakutia. I think this passed summer was the first summer season service for Yakutia. Maybe Nord Wind will do a charter series between SEA and Moscow.
tsnamm From United States of America, joined May 2005, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2205 times:
It would be nice to see some secondary cities in Russia to the US. However considering that UA just suspended IAD/DME, one has to wonder how much demand or how low the yields are, if a major US carrier can't make money to Moscow from a major hub... that being said I'd like to see perhaps some Russian Far East service to the West Coast like SEA,SFO, etc. They could offer an alternative connection to some of the Northern interior Chinese cities, all quite large and quite important export and business centers. Lets hope...
LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 27002 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2094 times:
Yes you never know Nord Wind could focus on a secondary Russian city to the US. Their business model does that quite a bit already. Unfortunately their application does not give us any clues.
Regarding the comparison of with United, these two airlines are polar opposites in business models.
UA is a high cost global network carrier that needs a certain revenue mix to make a route work.
Nord Wind is a high density economy airline that takes Russians on vacation to places Like Phuket, Goa, Bali. So what works for one is a wholly different template than the other.
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Thomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2432 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2026 times:
Nordwind does not have new B767-300ERs on order as such, but they have added more aircraft constantly recently and I would assume they will continue to lease more second hand aircraft. Besides the five 763s, it currently has 7 752s and 5 321s.
Bangkok and Thailand in general are very popular with Russians as Thailand and Russia allow visa free travel in both directions and obviously many of the points served by Nordwind, S7, Transaero, UTair etc. in Siberia or east of Moscow can be served with B757s as well which makes Nordwind and UTair more suitable tour operator partners in smaller markets rather than S7 and Transaero.
[Edited 2012-09-14 10:20:49]
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