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by bzcat
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 106
Views: 12076

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

Taipei would be to me the most interesting move. And realistically, probably the one market in the region that can support both consistent yield and load that BA does not already serve. The bi-lateral between UK and Taiwan is really restrictive so only UK airline can add non-stop flight and frequen...

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by bzcat
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Air Canada International routes
Replies: 28
Views: 3265

Re: Future Air Canada International routes

More YYZ-east Asia... Lots of flights from Asian carriers to Toronto by AC doesn't seem very interested.

And maybe YYC-Europe or YYC-Asia.

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by bzcat
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a 747-400 fly JFK-HKG non-stop
Replies: 35
Views: 11369

Re: Can a 747-400 fly JFK-HKG non-stop

I’m actually quite curious which airline started their direct JFK route first, BR or CX with their new introduced 77W back in that time. CX with A346 in 2002. Replaced by 77W in 2007. Not exactly sure when BR started, first 77W arrived 2005? That's easy, considering that BR is relatively new to JFK...

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by bzcat
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots avoid collision at IAD after controller mistake
Replies: 21
Views: 7120

Re: Pilots avoid collision at IAD after controller mistake

The cockpit voice recorder should be interesting. The UA crew was alert and made good decision to abort. The AA crew also made good decision to not proceed... they must have saw the UA 739 rolling down the runway. The Skywest crew probably didn't see the 739 because they would have only seen the AA ...

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by bzcat
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK
Replies: 102
Views: 19543

Re: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK

ShinyAndChrome wrote:
Interesting to see the KIX switch. I wonder if they'll bring the 747 to MUC like they have on FRA.


This kind of switch is usually due to demand from influential corporate accounts that take up significant traffic. I'm guessing the auto industry business travelers prefer MUC.

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by bzcat
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 13031

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

He is somewhat correct, the taxi firms had a big hand in the monorail not going out to the airport, however, they really didn't have a lot to do with the failure of it, that is more down to design, it's a pain in the butt to use, you have to walk long distances at most of the hotels it serves and i...

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by bzcat
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US carriers fly to BNE from mainland?
Replies: 30
Views: 3208

Re: Why no US carriers fly to BNE from mainland?

AA is the only US airline that may service BNE from mainland. And only if the AA-QF JV is approved.

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by bzcat
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver
Replies: 66
Views: 12519

Re: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver

Only 30k a year? That’s actually not big at all. Yeah. 2-3 times a week on a 300 seater like SQ’s A350. Not even. It’s 40 PDEW. And 20 of them probably will still fly via TPE or ICN because it is cheaper than YVR-SIN non-stop. There is a reason why there is no non-stop service on this route. Just n...

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by bzcat
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 138
Views: 17937

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

Schedule is loaded into HA system: HA89 BOS-HNL 8:00am - 1:40 pm HA90 HNL-BOS 1:45pm - 6:00am Leaving and arriving into Terminal E according to the Globe article. Looking at those times its safe to say they’ll be using two frames for this service? Is that typical of HA’s Mainland flying? Out-and-ba...

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by bzcat
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China sells cargo division
Replies: 4
Views: 1730

Re: Air China sells cargo division

MU still owns 51% of China Cargo Airlines (CK) with SQ and BR owning the rest so it is sort of still involved. The dedicated freighter business in China is evolving in the same way as the US with passenger airlines mostly getting out of the business. CA: Air China Cargo CA (active for sale), Jade Ca...

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by bzcat
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More traffic from Taiwan to Japan than China?
Replies: 41
Views: 3904

Re: More traffic from Taiwan to Japan than China?

Yes, I agree that's the party platform for DPP, but reality is that majority of Taiwanese don't want any change to current situation, which is why the official gov't position won't change outside of a real dramatic shift on the PRC side (and current tension is really nothing compared to 20 years ag...

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by bzcat
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More traffic from Taiwan to Japan than China?
Replies: 41
Views: 3904

Re: More traffic from Taiwan to Japan than China?

There is robust bi-directional traffic between Taiwan and Japan. Strong business, tourist and VFR traffic. The market is probably under served as is so not surprised it is growing.

Open sky and visa free travel also stimulates demand.

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by bzcat
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT
Replies: 61
Views: 7465

Re: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT

The fundamental problem for HA in Asia is the vast majority of sales are Asia point of origin and leisure in nature. So HA needs to have a robust sales network to make any market work. HA has that in Japan thru a long historical partnership with several large travel agencies (and of course, the most...

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by bzcat
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda shutter LHR
Replies: 61
Views: 13655

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

planemanofnz wrote:
Where could this extra frame go to?

Cheers,

C.


Launch another quixotic destination of course and burn another pile of money. Didn't Garuda say it wants to fly to LAX again?

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by bzcat
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT
Replies: 61
Views: 7465

Re: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT

HA has pretty much flamed out of all the new Asian markets that it launched a few years ago. Still a Japan focused operation for the most part and nothing wrong with that.

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by bzcat
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 57
Views: 6086

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

Malaysia also has 5th freedom ex-TPE but I suspect NRT will offer better opportunities for Air Asia X.

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by bzcat
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?
Replies: 53
Views: 8989

Re: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?

A big problem is that there is very very little O/D demand between Anchorage and Asia. Alaska tourism isn’t centralized like it is in Iceland What about using Hawaii instead of Alaska? Say what you want about Hawaii, but it does draw tourists. On an A320XLR Japan, South Korea and parts of China are...

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by bzcat
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Operations/Network
Replies: 84
Views: 6862

Re: HA Operations/Network

787-9 is the logical up-gauge plane for any existing A332 routes. I don't think HA will go wild with new routes. It doesn't fit their business strategy.

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by bzcat
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines flight from Ketchikan lands at Long Beach.
Replies: 8
Views: 3848

Re: Alaska Airlines flight from Ketchikan lands at Long Beach.

The location of LGB should give some clue. They were probably flying ship mechanics or parts to KTN and back. Most of the highly specialized ship repair/maintenance and marine engineering firms in Western US are located around LGB/port of LA-Long Beach. Maybe there was a disable ship at KTN that nee...

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by bzcat
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48475

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Onboard video of the accident, microburst maybe? Weather is real nasty. Aircraft appears to gain altitude and immediately slam back into the ground. https://youtu.be/KbWLVuiLFA4 edit: Full 2 minute video from beginning of takeoff run. https://twitter.com/euronews/status/1024676779141881856?s=21 See...

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by bzcat
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48475

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Highly unlikely that both engine suffered uncontained failure so I'm guessing the engines were ripped off by ground impact when the plane left the runway while still on takeoff roll.

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by bzcat
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines is fly A359 to Ontario, CA
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: China Airlines is fly A359 to Ontario, CA

Plenty of thoughts in the previous thread on the topic: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1396709&p=20543613&hilit=CI+ONT#p20529099 And lots of people said 77W was overkill when the flight was announced: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1375105&...

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by bzcat
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens after all those new planes get delivered?
Replies: 23
Views: 4881

Re: What happens after all those new planes get delivered?

In the next 5 years or so, more than 10,000 planes will be added to airline fleets around the world. We are living in a unique time when I suspect we will see a saturation point in the industry where growth in the airline market will drastically slow. If so, what happens to the current aircraft? Mo...

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by bzcat
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air (BR) new expectations
Replies: 17
Views: 5160

Re: EVA Air (BR) new expectations

787-9 plan is unclear. With only 4x frame ordered, BR can't really do much with it. I think it will end up flying TPE-VIE-TPE-BNE-TPE rotation. Maybe also add SYD and non-stop TPE-AMS (so TPE-AMS-TPE-SYD-TPE rotation) if it is less than daily. But that's about it. In fact, I think the 4x 787-9 is ba...

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by bzcat
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines firms order for 10 787-9's plus 10 options
Replies: 53
Views: 10885

Re: Hawaiian Airlines firms order for 10 787-9's plus 10 options

If the 797 comes to fruition, I believe those options will be excercised for the 797 and the 797 will become the primary airplane to the mainland. What are the primary cargo airports for HA for outbound cargo to hawaii? LAX-HNL accounts for the lion share of cargo movements to Hawaii. Hawaii import...

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by bzcat
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 193
Views: 23506

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA

Does CX really need AS network to make the flight work? The timing suggest CX wants high yield O&D business ex-Seattle, not people connecting on AS to SEA then to HKG. CX has multiple daily day time flights ex-LAX and SFO that are much better for US originating connecting passengers. Same applie...

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by bzcat
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Applies to Combine its two Atlantic JVs into Unified Venture
Replies: 21
Views: 4881

Re: Delta Applies to Combine its two Atlantic JVs into Unified Venture

Makes sense for DL.

When is Virgin Atlantic going to join Skyteam? That would make the whole thing seamless.

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by bzcat
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China's Harbin unveils strategic planning to turn HRB into int'l aviation hub, eying links to NYC, ORD, YYZ, LAX, SFO
Replies: 20
Views: 3325

Re: China's Harbin unveils strategic planning to turn HRB into int'l aviation hub, eying links to NYC, ORD, YYZ, LAX, SF

HRB also doens't make any geographic sense as a regional hub for NE Asia. Why would any Chinese pax want to fly XXX-HRB-ICN for example? If they live south of Yangtze river, there are 4 or 5 hub airports that are better positioned for connection to Korea and Japan. HRB is out of the way. And no one ...

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by bzcat
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 3425

Re: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines

A normal risk based analysis will probably conclude that you should not enter the airline market in Taiwan because of the two entrenched local carriers. But Starlux is not *normal* in that sense... it is not a conglomerate trying to diversify its operations... it is a start up airline. So once you h...

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by bzcat
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 82660

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

Boeing says 4 unnamed customers have signed commitments for 93 737MAX including one carrier committing to 40 high capacity 737MAX8 https://twitter.com/RoutesEditor/status/1019594501151698945 Well at least one new operator for the MAX 200. After Ryanair and VietJet. I wonder who that is and what the...

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by bzcat
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 193
Views: 23506

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

SEA seems like an obvious gap in CX's US destination. DFW is served by AA and relies on AA's network feed. O&D is not enough for multiple daily... I'd put it in the category of "try again in a few years". MIA and CX have both been saying this is something they like to do. Now there is ...

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by bzcat
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 3425

Re: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines

Interesting that a startup would order more A350s than A321s. It looks similar to Bamboo Airways but more biased towards long haul. I find that interesting since Taiwanese airlines don’t have particularly good access to Europe due to limits traffic rights. I wish them the best of luck. I *think* th...

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by bzcat
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 3425

Re: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline

This just seems nuts! Who is funding this venture? Why would anyone invest in this? How can Taiwan support a third airline? From which routes do they think they can pull market share? Why do they believe they can do better than China Airlines and EVA, both members of alliances that can provide feed...

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by bzcat
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 3425

Re: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline

I’m surprised Airbus got the widebody order. I thought Boeing and GEACS has this one in the bag. I guess it came down to which leasing company can provide the slots needed for the target delivery dates.

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by bzcat
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA-LAWA (LAX) lease agreement set for approvals
Replies: 26
Views: 4291

Re: New AA-LAWA (LAX) lease agreement set for approvals

Beside the new lease terms that significantly increase a revenue stream to LAWA, LAWA will also benefit from the following actions, some of which are provisos of the new agreement: • The planned abandonment of the American Eagle satellite terminal by 31Dec2024. ~~~ The potential benefits accruing t...

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by bzcat
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 108
Views: 13415

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

No the A220 from LX flies several times to Portugal from ZRH... Its the same about E190 TP uses this plane to do routes from LIS to some smaller airports in Germany... For me that planes are narrowbodies... Regional jets are ATR72, ATR42, Q200, Q400 and so on... Have you seen an ATR? Or Q-400? They...

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by bzcat
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam CEO: No new members for now; focus on technology first
Replies: 17
Views: 3589

Re: SkyTeam CEO: No new members for now; focus on technology first

CZ is Sichuan Airlines largest shareholder so it makes sense that it may join SkyTeam if it was going to join one at all. CZ's other major subsidiary is Xiamen and it is already a full SkyTeam member.

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by bzcat
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 9354

Re: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit

The article is inferring that the cockpit crew was smoking but there is no proof. The source of the claim was "the internet" - "有網上消息指" :sarcastic: So basically, we don't actually know why the plane depressurized. But at some point the crew figured out the problem and the plane r...

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by bzcat
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ resumes direct SIN-LAX on A359ULR from Nov 2, adds 3 weekly SIN-SFO A359ULR
Replies: 51
Views: 11256

Re: SQ resumes direct SIN-LAX on A359ULR from Nov 2, adds 3 weekly SIN-SFO A359ULR

This is a lot of capacity between US west coast and SIN. Although I think the SFO flights probably have a lot of network feed. LAX-SIN 10x week LAX-NRT-SIN 7x week SFO-SIN 10x week [+ 14x week from UA] SFO-HKG-SIN 7x week That's 34x weekly from SQ and 14x from UA The only thing I can think of is tha...

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by bzcat
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Macao - Why not an LCC?
Replies: 14
Views: 1532

Re: Macao - Why not an LCC?

The short answer is it is not a LCC type destination for inbound travel from mainland.

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by bzcat
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Anchorage Ever Get An Asia Non-Stop?
Replies: 39
Views: 5593

Re: Will Anchorage Ever Get An Asia Non-Stop?

According to Great Circle Mapper: BGO-SWF (operated by Norwegian Air Shuttle with the 737-8 MAX): 3456mi ANC-NRT: 3433mi So it is possible with the current generation of aircraft. It not just great circle distance. You also have to take into consideration of diversion airports and seasonal change i...

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by bzcat
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 88
Views: 13307

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

Based on Google Maps, I had no idea it was 48 minutes of travel time to ONT versus 46 minutes of travel time to LAX. I live in Culver City so I would never think of ONT as a time-saving option I live in Culver City too. You are doing it wrong if it takes your 46 minutes to get to LAX. Even taking t...

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by bzcat
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Anchorage Ever Get An Asia Non-Stop?
Replies: 39
Views: 5593

Re: Will Anchorage Ever Get An Asia Non-Stop?

20 years ago in 1998, several Asian flights were still routing via ANC: Korean Air: GMP-ANC-JFK-ANC-GMP 744 GMP-YYZ-ANC-GMP 772 GMP-JFK-IAD-JFK-ANC-GMP 744 China Airlines: TPE-ANC-JFK-ANC-TPE 744 Now, seeing as those same aircraft are usually capable of the non-stop(Korean did also have GMP-JFK non...

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by bzcat
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Anchorage Ever Get An Asia Non-Stop?
Replies: 39
Views: 5593

Re: Will Anchorage Ever Get An Asia Non-Stop?

East Asia to ANC passenger demand is highly seasonal so not really any point in operating scheduled year round service. Just put some charters in winter for the norther lights.

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by bzcat
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 88
Views: 13307

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

What's the advantage on the timing? Most Chinese and Taiwanese airlines have flights that take off after midnight. Are you talking about West Coast departure time or TPE departure time? West Coast departure time around midnight is obvious. Works well for O&D ex-West Coast, and for onward connec...

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by bzcat
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 88
Views: 13307

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

Just checked CI's timetable and here's the schedule. CI23 23:50 - 05:25 Daily CI24 18:10 - 13:50 Daily I would had kept the flight to 5 day, then go back to daily. From the looks, they're keeping the afternoon return flight from TPE and parking the A350 until its night departure from ONT. It also l...

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by bzcat
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 6824

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

TPE-BOS is more likely with BR. That's the kind of route they may attempt if they end up taking up more 789. There is no US-connecting opportunity at BOS so this flight has to depend on connection on TPE side. BR has a much more robust SE Asia to US network and larger customer base so they are bette...

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by bzcat
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 6824

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

There are bigger fish to try for CI than MKE.

I would try DFW or BOS first. Neither are that great of a prospect but they are still much better than MKE.

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by bzcat
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: China Southern mulls establishment of subsidiary Xiongan Airlines based at Beijing’s new airport
Replies: 10
Views: 1823

Re: Rumor: China Southern mulls establishment of subsidiary Xiongan Airlines based at Beijing’s new airport

I dont understand why? CZ owns a collection of fake airlines that were setup to take advantage of Govt incentives. Typically, the local Govt will invest a bunch of money that is essentially an interest free loan, in exchange for naming rights to the airline. These airlines exist in name only so the...

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by bzcat
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: China Southern mulls establishment of subsidiary Xiongan Airlines based at Beijing’s new airport
Replies: 10
Views: 1823

Re: Rumor: China Southern mulls establishment of subsidiary Xiongan Airlines based at Beijing’s new airport

Will it be an actual CZ owned airline like Xiamen Airlines (MF) or Chongqing Airlines (OQ), or a fake paper airline like Zhuhai Airlines or Shantou Airlines that exists in name only?

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