I think it will have little of affections on EVA.
We surely can say that TPE
routes will be more competition. And it will surely affect BR
due to CI SEA
time is better than BR
. The other point is that passengers can fly to other Aisa Cities from SEA
more convinent. They can arrive HAN
..etc. before noon and they can have more choices and more chance to get the seats.
However, I think BR
may do nothing about it. BR
can not carry US Passengers between SEA
for the democratic flights. It means that if there are more passengers fly only between TPE
, they can not earn money to cover the cost between SEA
(Ha~They can't devide the plane into two parts, right?) This is the reason why TPE
tickets are a little expensive than TPE
tickets. The same condition also adapts in CI
. They will put a higher premium on IAH
. Also for people in Taiwan, the tarvel group usually go to LAX
, and maybe LAS
in the west coast of US. If the airlines have less passengers to go to one place, they may not fly to that destination often. Here are some numbers:
: more than 30 flights each week.
: about 17 flights each week.
-NYC: 14 flights each week. (7 flights via SEA
and 7 flights via ANC
/ or non-stop)
: 7 flights each week.
I think BR
may change their strtegy if there are more people want to visit SEA
. But at this time they may have the same strtegy with other west coast destinations.