United777
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Seattle Asian Destinations

Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:26 pm

Seattle is connected to Seoul, Tokyo & Taipei in Asia. Asiana Airlines & soon Korean Air will fly SEA-ICN, United Airlines & Northwest Airlines flies SEA-NRT & EVA Airways & soon China Airlines will fly SEA-TPE.

It is good to see Korean Air & China Airlines starting flights to SEA but why does it seem like airlines are expanding to destinations already connected from Seattle. How come new airlines or destinations aren't being announced from Seattle. Osaka, Hong Kong & even Manila would be great for airlines from Seattle. Are there any plans for any new Asian airlines or US airlines flying to new Asian cities from Seattle?
 
AirframeAS
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RE: Seattle Asian Destinations

Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:44 pm

Well, SEA is a very diverse & cultural and popular city. One of the most popular destinations for Asian people is mainly SEA. I dont know what attracts these people, probably the Seattle Mariners (Nintendo LTD owns a small controlling share of the Mariners; Ichiro is playing for Seattle as well as Hasegawa.) or maybe the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, WSF, UDub, etc, etc....

NW, AA and UA does alot of Trans-Pacific flights...more than what SEA needs. I dont know why Cathay, China and Eva fly into SEA with this in mind, its weird and confusing. SEA has enough Asian routs via UA, AA and NW in my opinion.
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searpqx
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RE: Seattle Asian Destinations

Wed Apr 14, 2004 5:37 pm

In the past, there has been service to other destinations, but none survived. At various points there was n/s service to Hong Kong, Osaka and Shanghai, direct service to Bangkok, and additional service to Tokyo and Seoul. There are significant business ties between the Pac Northwest and Taiwan, Korea and Japan, so it makes sense that that is the service that remains. It'd be great to see additional service to more destinations, but right now SFO and YVR seem to do just fine handling those markets, with feed from Seattle.
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COAB767
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RE: Seattle Asian Destinations

Wed Apr 14, 2004 5:56 pm

I believe JAL used to fly into SEA but that ended years ago. Also when is Korean Air gonna start services into SEA. Are they gonna be competing with Asiana on the SEA-ICN route?
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RE: Seattle Asian Destinations

Wed Apr 14, 2004 8:58 pm

Korean is not coming. They made some kind of deal with Asiana involving SEA and one other city.

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United777
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RE: Seattle Asian Destinations

Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:13 pm

LN-MOW, Where did you get that from? Last I heard KE was starting flights to Seattle with there new 772's.
 
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RE: Seattle Asian Destinations

Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:16 pm

Do you guys think there would be demand for flights to and from Australia?
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RE: Seattle Asian Destinations

Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:55 am

NW, AA and UA does alot of Trans-Pacific flights...more than what SEA needs. I dont know why Cathay, China and Eva fly into SEA

AA no longer flies from SEA, nor CX.
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RE: Seattle Asian Destinations

Thu Apr 15, 2004 2:39 pm

AA no longer flies from SEA, nor CX.

Does this mean that JAL has lost her OneWorld connection into SEA?
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AirframeAS
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RE: Seattle Asian Destinations

Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:39 pm

Do you guys think there would be demand for flights to and from Australia?

AS codeshares with Qantas for flights to Australia from SEA via LAX. Fly on AS to LAX, then transfer to QF LAX-SYD. So there isnt really a need for a SEA-SYD route. AS and QF has been doing this since 1999.
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behramjee
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RE: Seattle Asian Destinations

Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:51 pm

I would say that there is demand for a 3-4 weekly nonstop A 343 service of CX from HKG to SEA !!!

Lots of Oriental people in the SEA area can take CX to Australia-the Far East and India via HKG!!!

Plus there would too be a decent though not big amount of O&D traffic between SEA and HKG!!!
 
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RE: Seattle Asian Destinations

Thu Apr 15, 2004 7:45 pm

ConcordBoy is right, AA dropped the NRT flight a couple years ago, and closed their FA base here in SEA.

YVR offers the best cnx to the Pacific of any airports in the area. While there is a large Asian community in Seattle, there's more in Vancouver. That's why the Chinatown area of Vancouver is the second largest on the west coast of North America. Also, customs if much easier to clear there.

BTW, the only Chinese airline to serve SEA is China Eastern and it's a freighter. That is if you don't count EVA. I don't think SEA is underserved to the orient. NW's has a good presence here, and has frequent flights to Narita or cnx out of HNL with CO to Micronesia.





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