scouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3472 posts, RR: 9 Posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3238 times:
Thai startup U airlines, which are currently operating a single A320 and have a second on the way, are looking to expand rapidly and by the end of the next year have 18 planes in their fleet including an A380!
Thomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2471 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3240 times:
I would first say that it would most probably be best to see if they even manage to really launch domestic scheduled flights to compete with all of the other carriers in the market place. They have said they first want to launch flights to Chiang Mai and Phuket.
To CNX, Thai Airways has 11 daily flights, Thai AirAsia 9, Bangkok Airways 6, Nok Air 6 and Orient Thai 2.
To HKT, Thai Airways has 9 daily flights, Thai AirAsia 9, Bangkok Airways 7, Nok Air 2 and Orient Thai 2.
There is absolutely zero need for additional capacity and on the Phuket route for example, Nok Air already had to cut quite a bit of capacity, yet totally irrational start-ups like Thai Regional Airlines felt there was a need to put another 9-10 daily A320 flights in the market using amateurish sales techniques (fixed price model at way too low prices including 40 kg of baggage etc.) and now U Airlines wants to join the party.
jetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 3136 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3241 times:
Now that is quite the ambitious plan. Let's say they could get their hands on an A380 tomorrow. How the heck do they plan on filling it when they were basically put together overnight? Something tells me if some major airlines are having trouble filling widebodies these guys don't stand a chance....
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