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Future Long Range Routes?  
User currently offlineIndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 3746 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

I was wondering if anyone had any opinions on any future long range routes that will be considered in the future,that are not operated now?

When I look through the maps of carriers, i can see some airlines that would like to add services non-stop but cant at the moment due to current aircraft available. When Emirates gets its new Airbus A340 , its been stated that they will serve Australia ( SYD / MEL ) non-stop, thus eliminating a SIN stop. This will increase their competitiveness on the routes between Australia and Europe/ Middle East.

But Im also thinking of Qantas that also has stops in SIN/BKK. Is it really that economical to operate Australia-Europe non-stop if an aircraft comes along that can do it anyway? Asia is a major market to for these flights and without this traffic it will be loosing out on travellers. Asian travellers certainly aren't going to fly to MEL/SYD and backtrack to Asia.

Any other routes that people see as Viable, or just routes that people would like to see operated?


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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1634 times:
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Kaddyuk's correct. Who would want to be in a plane for 20+ hours as much as we like planes? Much prefer a stopover somewhere in Asia.

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User currently offlineAndie007 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 884 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1577 times:

Europe - Hawaii
Dubai - United States

User currently offlineCiro From Brazil, joined Aug 1999, 662 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

I think the very-long-haul routes will be extinguished as alliances consolidate. Airlines will specialize themselves in particular markets and hubs, letting the partners do the secondary segments. Routes overflying hubs will soon become rare.


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