Guest

"throat-cutting Price" War In Taiwan

Fri Oct 11, 2002 1:35 pm

Hong Kong media reporting that a "throat-cutting price" war currently going on in Taiwan.

"throat-cutting price" is usually a special term in Taiwan when describing a price drops dramatically. 

China Airlines now offers USD$85.54 RT between Taipei and Hong Kong on evening flight. The difference is about USD$160.26.

United Airlines also announce major fare slashing on flights to US from Taipei. Taipei to New York now costs USD$641.04, and USD$576.94 to LAX and SFO.

SIA offers USD$737.20 between Taipei and LAX, with a free ticket between TPE-HKG and TPE-NRT.
 
nonrevman
Posts: 1258
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2001 6:33 am

RE: "throat-cutting Price" War In Taiwan

Fri Oct 11, 2002 11:11 pm

I think the deep discounts started with China Airlines. For quite a while, they have had round trip ticket prices in the 500$ range (including taxes) between the US and several cities in Asia. They deeply slashed fares in order to attract passengers---after all the trouble that they had, they had no choice but to do this. I guess if the other carriers are discounting fares from Taipei, it is a sign that CI is getting some business.

Those fares certainly were an eye opener for me. They are not much higher than a rountrip nonrev (ID-90) pass on those transpacific routes. I would rather pay the extra 100$ and fly on a confirmed ticket  Smile
 
chiawei
Posts: 945
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2000 9:07 am

RE: "throat-cutting Price" War In Taiwan

Sat Oct 12, 2002 9:36 am

typical CI.

CI's pattern is crash->drop in load factor-> loss setting price cuts-> people forget->load factor increase-> another crash.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos