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UA Restructuring International Network

Fri Jan 10, 2003 1:18 pm

United Airlines has unveiled the latest plan of international network restructure. Here's the following:

-Suspension of daily 777 service between Auckland and Los Angeles; code-share service with Air New Zealand continues; UA serves NZ for 18 years now

-Suspension of daily 763 service between Miami and Rio de Janeiro (date unknown)

-Flights to Sao Paulo extends to Rio de Janeiro as the non-stop flight to GIG drops

-Previous announcement confirmed for takeover ANA/Air Japan's daily Osaka-Honolulu with 777

-San Francisco-Seoul non-stop will be resumed from June 1, 2003, code-share flight with Asiana Airlines, believed to be a 777

The departure of UA's AKL flight mainly due to unprofitable. Flights to Australia remains.

Source from NZoom.
 
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RE: UA Restructuring International Network

Fri Jan 10, 2003 1:20 pm

Don't forget, as of January 2003, United has dropped Washington DC to Milan and Dusseldorf as well as flights to Caracas and Santiago, Chile.

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RE: UA Restructuring International Network

Fri Jan 10, 2003 1:22 pm

Does anyone know about MUCIAD flights? Will they be dropped? Hope not...
 
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RE: UA Restructuring International Network

Fri Jan 10, 2003 3:55 pm

Good call bigo747 United just announced suspension of LAX-New Zealand routes.
 
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RE: UA Restructuring International Network

Fri Jan 10, 2003 3:57 pm

Is the June date firm for ICN? We heard we were going back in there as of April...

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RE: UA Restructuring International Network

Fri Jan 10, 2003 10:33 pm

Seems to make sense. I flew Miami to Rio twice last year. Both there and return flights were 1/2 to 3/4 full. I have no idea what the cargo loads were. Seems like having travelers go through Sao Paulo makes sense....keeps the Sao Paulo flights full and hopefully profitable. Star Alliance partner Varig should figure in.
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RE: UA Restructuring International Network

Sat Jan 11, 2003 1:23 am

Highlights from today's UA press release:

-Non-stop to Rio de Janeiro will ends on Mar 12 2003. Miami-Rio de Janiero will become Washington DC - Sao Paulo - Rio de Janiero, However, The dep/arr for GIG/GRU sector will be adjusted for quick one-stop connections to Miami and Chicago.

-Non-stop to Seoul from San Francisco relaunch is mostly due to the entry of the newest Star Alliance member Asiana Airlines, flights start on June 2 2003 with 777 (UA807/808)

-Air New Zealand says it'll increase frequencies on AKL-LAX sector after UA's departure. UA will continue to code-share with NZ
 
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RE: UA Restructuring International Network

Sat Jan 11, 2003 4:00 pm

"Tag" flights don't work. They dilute the revenue unless you can pick up "locals" on the first stop. I guess you gotta do something...TC
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