Aviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1679 times:
Would Virgin be allowed to fly their own aircraft into Sydney, as per the bilaterals and government policy at the moment? When Emirates started to fly to Aussie, they had to fly to Melbourne first to gain access to the Sydney market.
OdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1645 times:
The MAS/Virgin code-share agreement will end in 2005. Now, all of Virgin's flight to Sydney are operated via a code-share with MAS. What will happen to MAS's flight to London then? Reduced to only 11 weekly flights?
Anyway, Virgin had said they intend to fly into Australia quite some time ago. The stop-over city either in Asia or America will be interesting. There are rumors that Shanghai is going to be the stop-over city, but I don't know if China's CAA will give Virgin fifth freedom rights at Shanghai. I don't think SIA wants it to go via Singapore as this will create direct competition with SIA.
Amo757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1586 times:
VS does a codeshare from LHR to DEL with AI, cud it be possible for them to extend their service and codeshare to oz from here?
and maybe they will fly to mumbai and then on to oz! increasing their destionations to india at the same time.
btw- why doesnt VS fly to mumbai- it is after all the commercial centre of india????
would delhi be a suitable fuel stop off point for the airline possibly?
it would be good to see!!
Manni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1584 times:
Exactely my toughts. VS is using AI slots to fly to DEL, that is why it code shares with AI. I guess they could not make a similar deal on the BOM route. BOM surely would be a economical stop. I remember an airline flying from Europe to Australia and making a stopover in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
It is shorter to fly via Asia to Oz. For New Zealand distances are about similar I think.
Mas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1559 times:
Virgin may pause to think about continuing to use KUL as a stopover since there is currently no British carrier operating on this lucrative route. VS may also want to compliment SIA's route network as SQ may then be able to code-share on the LHR-KUL market since SQ does cater to a large number of travellers in the Malaysian market.