Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3321 times:
I think for peak seasons, KE has 4 to 5 flights daily all being non-stop ICN-LAX using a mix of B777s and B744s. However, KE001 is the one that goes ICN-NRT-LAX. They have fifth freedom rights on this route that's why they are utilizing it. There are lots of passengers flying ICN-NRT and NRT-LAX they can carry ex-NRT passengers, so why not??
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3248 times:
Heck, even Air India has dormant fifth freedom rights for this route and is seriously considering a launch of service next winter. If the market can bear KE and KE can bear the market, then the more competition the better.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8434 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3195 times:
Air-India should do it, they don't serve California do they? That'd be cool. Bombay to LA must be half way round the world, Bombay to Tokyo must be 8 hours, and another 12 across the Pacific? It's like London to Sydney or New York to Singapore.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
Spark From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3007 times:
I didn't realize that KE also flies a non-stop to ICN. Obviously getting a part of the California to Japan market is huge.
As far as Air India flying LAX-NRT route, that makes sense, but I think that SFO-NRT-India would be huge! There is a huge Indian population in the South Bay (SJC may make more sense), and currently they have two choices to get to India. They either fly east through New York and/or London, or fly west through Singapore. Either way, a direct flight to India from California is sorely needed.