Funny From Greece, joined May 2001, 333 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1174 times:
Here is an overview of how airlines are coping with the reduced demand.
Has anounced a 24% cut in transpacific flights and a 6% cut in the total internatioanl operations. The changes have already taken place.
Has suspended 17 weekly flights to the US, SE Asia and Australia. the changes have already taken place.
Is dropping 12 routes due to a drop of capacity of 15%. They might also be forced to ground eight of its wide.body aircraft, from a fleet of six 747-400 and two 777-200ER. The five new aircraft, due for delivery (three 747-400 and two 777-200ER may be defferred.
Malayasian has also reported job losses but the figures are unknown.
They may be forced to sell 10 aircraft and will reduce weekly flights to the US from 61, to 48. They will also suspend eight international routes.
Will 5% of its 7000 staff and has already suspended 3 weekly flights to Los Angeles.
SOURCE: Airliner World
What do you guys think will happen to other Asian Airlines?
SQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1122 times:
SQ announced a few days ago, that their load factor was down from 74 to 69 %. That is not to bad. I tried to get a SQ flight from FRA to SIN at the end of dec. No chance.
But I think they will all reduce capacity even I see the asian market not that bad hidden, in comparison to the north american and european market.
Manni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1113 times:
Korean Air is going to increase its flights to Europe and adding Zurich again to its network. It will also increase flights to New Zealand and Australia aswell to the US. Korean air will also start serving Saipan again.
Iduke From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1071 times:
Thai is launching services to Mumbai, India and Chengdu, China as well as increasing another frequency to Dubai making it 4 weekly. DEL will served by 6-weekly 777 instead of daily 330. Too bad LAX goes to just thrice weekly.
Pacificflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 382 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1036 times:
THAI uses 747-300s to DEL also don't they? I remember that until 1996 I used to commute between Bangkok and London alot and I remember that THAI have a three times a week BKK-DEL-LHW on 747-300 or 200 before while the direct flights are 747-400s.