f.pier
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Delta And East Destinations

Sat Jul 27, 2002 2:24 am

Yesterday evening I was reading the Delta world timetable and I realized that DL doesn't operate any flight to cities like Singapore or Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Bombay, Beijing, Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland. Japan has only a few flights!!!

Do you know why DL made this choice?
 
prosa
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RE: Delta And East Destinations

Sat Jul 27, 2002 2:26 am

DL significantly reduced its Asian presence a few years ago and scaled back its mini-hub at PDX. Asian service wasn't as profitable as hoped and DL wanted to concentrate its efforts elsewhere.
"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
 
MAH4546
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RE: Delta And East Destinations

Sat Jul 27, 2002 2:30 am

F.Pier, Delta flies daily to Bombay (Mumbai).
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Guest

RE: Delta And East Destinations

Sat Jul 27, 2002 2:47 am

The Bombay flight is opperated via CDG and is only seasonal. Delta sold most of their landing slots at NRT earlier this year, so the pretty much gave up on the east via NRT or the US. Their only way to inroad would be through CDG and with Air France's help.
 
jrlander
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RE: Delta And East Destinations

Sat Jul 27, 2002 4:10 am

Actually, Delta flies to Mumbai year round. It has never been a seasonal flight. It is extremely profitable for the airline. They moved it to CDG to complement AF's service and to gain some feed from the CDG hub.