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Asiana Airlines Outlines A380 Operation  
User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 11639 posts, RR: 33
Posted (5 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 11745 times:

Asiana Airlines opened reservations for planned Airbus A380 operation:

> Seoul Incheon - Tokyo Narita: 1x daily from June 13 to August 14
> Seoul Incheon - Hong Kong: 6x weekly from June 13
> Seoul Incheon - Osaka Kansai: 1x daily from July 24 to August 14
> Seoul Incheon - Bangkok: 5x weekly from July 25 to August 13
> Seoul Incheon - Los Angeles: 1x daily from August 14

http://airlineroute.net/2014/03/21/oz-380update1/

The airline's A380 will feature 495 seats (12 F | 66 J | 417 Y).

[Edited 2014-03-21 13:56:47]


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User currently offlineb738flyUIA From Kazakhstan, joined Dec 2009, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 11599 times:
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That is great news.

I think that the inaugural flight will be to NRT.

What ac's are they going to replace on there future routes? They will get more A380's till August or the Narita Flight will change to the LAX?


User currently offlinepsa1011 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 11591 times:
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So SFO is not even on the radar?

User currently offlineBravoEchoNov From United States of America, joined Jan 2014, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 11472 times:

Quoting psa1011 (Reply 2):

This is just their first routes they will operate. With 6 on order, 2-3 more routes should be announced when the time comes.


User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6762 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (5 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 11423 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Thread starter):
Asiana Airlines opened reservations for planned Airbus A380 operation:

> Seoul Incheon - Tokyo Narita: 1x daily from June 13 to August 14
> Seoul Incheon - Hong Kong: 6x weekly from June 13
> Seoul Incheon - Osaka Kansai: 1x daily from July 24 to August 14
> Seoul Incheon - Bangkok: 5x weekly from July 25 to August 13

Looks like they are keeping them close to home for the first couple of months -- probably wise to work out the bugs and let the flight crews get familiar.


User currently offlinejumpjets From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 817 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 11039 times:

Quoting ScottB (Reply 4):
Looks like they are keeping them close to home for the first couple of months -- probably wise to work out the bugs and let the flight crews get familiar.

Just like LH BA [and probably others] before them to get their staff familiarised with the aircraft type - and to make sure the wings don't crack and fall off. 


User currently offline777Jet From Australia, joined Mar 2014, 1729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 10939 times:

Quoting ScottB (Reply 4):
Quoting KarelXWB (Thread starter):
Asiana Airlines opened reservations for planned Airbus A380 operation:

> Seoul Incheon - Tokyo Narita: 1x daily from June 13 to August 14
> Seoul Incheon - Hong Kong: 6x weekly from June 13
> Seoul Incheon - Osaka Kansai: 1x daily from July 24 to August 14
> Seoul Incheon - Bangkok: 5x weekly from July 25 to August 13

Looks like they are keeping them close to home for the first couple of months -- probably wise to work out the bugs and let the flight crews get familiar.

In addition to keeping them close to home to sort things out I think the routes / schedule is pretty good. Tokyo, Hong Kong and Bangkok are very popular destinations for Koreans and Thais love visiting Korea as well. IMO they have the right kind of market to break in these A380s and for even keeping them on shorter flights if needed or if the longer flights later on don't work out as well.



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User currently offlinenethkt From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 1085 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (5 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 9375 times:

Look at the planned schedule we can just simply say that NRT, KIX and BKK are temporary training routes before aircraft is flying longhaul to LAX.

First 2 OZ A380 will then fly LAX daily and the mini HKG sector after their LAX run each day.

With 2 frames from late July 2014, they can LAX/HKG run would leave no spare time to fly other routes.

Hope they could do JFK/BKK combo when they get the 3rd and 4th frames.



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User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2544 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4949 times:
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Quoting jumpjets (Reply 5):
Just like LH BA [and probably others] before them to get their staff familiarised with the aircraft type - and to make sure the wings don't crack and fall off. 

Unfortunately I think Asiana needs to focus on training their pilots how to properly fly the plane more than they need to worry about structural problems....      

Will be interesting to see where they all end up. Do we know what the seating configuration(s) will be for them?

AA777


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 11639 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (5 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3268 times:

Quoting AA777 (Reply 8):
Do we know what the seating configuration(s) will be for them?

495 seats: 12 first, 66 business and 417 economy.



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User currently offlineHOONS90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3015 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (5 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2129 times:
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As a result, will Korea become the first country in the world to have two A380 operators?


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User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5571 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (5 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

Quoting HOONS90 (Reply 10):
will Korea become the first country in the world to have two A380 operators?

Now you mention it, yes. They will beat the UAE to that title by a couple of months.



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User currently offlineFastphilly From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1964 times:

Quoting psa1011 (Reply 2):
So SFO is not even on the radar?

I don't believe SFO will get an OZ jumbo for quite some time. OZ has a single daily 77L and to upgauge to an A380 would have too much unused capacity. Plus UA, KE and SQ operate the SFO-ICN route so the traffic is dispersed between four carriers.


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 11639 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (5 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1172 times:

The company's first A380 finished outfitting in Hamburg.

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BjsjSIdCcAAStsP.jpg:large

http://twitter.com/Flyasiana/status/448991382263197697

http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/t31.0-8/q81/s720x720/10013462_733601879994005_1942029312_o.jpg

http://www.facebook.com/asianaairlines.korea



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User currently offlineTruemanQLD From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 1539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1049 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 13):

The tail looks stunning but the titles are just way too small.


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