Aussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1765 posts, RR: 5 Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 927 times:
If we want rumours (including the most far fetched - I include every whisper I have heard over the past year):
LA to SYD
EK to ADL, BNE
KL back to SYD with MD11s
LH back with A340s
AR to resume services to SYD (already occurred)
NH to resume services in its own right - more long term
VS to fly London-BNE/SYD
Air Lanka to resume flights to SYD
Of course there is Australian airlines. And Virgin Blue may well begin trans-tasman even other flights to the pacific (Fiji?)
IndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 2403 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 909 times:
thanx aussie, but what airline is LA? I doubt LH will return as they say they are doing extremely well codesharing with SQ and TG. But with Sep 11 occuring, u never know where they will refocus on. KL well is a different story, as I do see them returning in the future but to SYD and MEL combined. NH will return, as it tries to strengthen its position agains the JAl / JAS merger.
OdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 895 times:
I think KLM is pretty happy with their code-share services with MAS. Currently, KLM codeshare on all of MAS's flights to Australia from Kuala Lumpur. Their Melbourne office was already closed down, not too sure about its Sydney office though. With MAS as a code-share partner,. it enables KLM to have prescence of more cities in Australia instead of the usual Sydney and Melbourne. If KLM were to resume their services into Australia, why with a MD-11 instead of a B747? Which stopover city they are going to use? Kuala Lumpur?
HUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1372 posts, RR: 3 Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 887 times:
i think it highly unlikely that KLM will resume service to OZ. As stated, they are doing very well thankyou from their agreement with MAS. They did use to have an agreement with AN for domestic services from SYD, obviously, that is no more. The only way KLM would return to SYD/MEL is if it ended its relationship with MAS. A tie up with BA, on the other hand, as has been suspected for some time, may bring back a service to OZ, either by KLM or even QANTAS, here's hoping!
ETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2010 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 855 times:
There is no way KLM will return to Australia.
In fact, the route was under Amsterdam's microscope for 2 years before they finally pulled the plug. In KLM's case, it doesn't make economic sense to bring an aircraft down from Asia to Australia especially as the yield ex Asia is better.
Aussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1765 posts, RR: 5 Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 843 times:
I have heard third hand that KL is conmsidering 3x weekly flights to SYD via KL (codeshare with MH of course) using MD-11s. However I do stress this is 3rd-hand info!!!
LA is Lan Chile. Such a flight would make sense - it would obviously be a codeshare with Qantas and would provide a vital link between the oneworld hubs of Santiago and Sydney. It would also cash in on ever-expanding Australia-Sth America traffic which currently is only catered by the SYD-AKL-EZE flights run by both QF and AR.