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ANA: Service To U.S. With 7E7

Fri Apr 30, 2004 11:11 am

As stated in other recent posts: ANA will utilize the 7E7 not only on national and regional service, but they will also utilize the Dreamliner on U.S. routes, including some that they have yet to start service on. . .stated by ANA themselves.

I, of sound mind, have no doubt, with my local airport authority connections, know that ANA will most definatley start service to Denver, nonstop to Tokyo. Reasons are sound and numerous. . .especially the UA connection. Oh yeah, we (Denver) will throw money at the carrier who initiates this service too.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Anyhow. . .my original though, or question, is what other cities do you think ANA is considering?
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RE: ANA: Service To U.S. With 7E7

Fri Apr 30, 2004 11:26 am

ANA to the US. Here are my guess.

NRT-DEN
KIX-SFO/ORD/LAX

Narita service is high demand in resticted. The 7E7 I would think will be utilized to serve "Star" cities from other Japenese cities. Ex. KIX/FUK. IMO

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RE: ANA: Service To U.S. With 7E7

Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:15 pm

Before ANA considers this aircraft into transpacific or European service I would expect this aircraft to go where the B767s are currently serving...

ANA will replace the aging domestic B767s currently serving medium to small Japanese domestic market with the SR version of the 7E7s.

They also want a good aircraft that can serve high-growing-demand intra-Asia travel between Narita/Osaka to medium Asian cities. They also want a good aircraft that can serve between medium Japanese cities to primary large Asian cities. These are also currently mostly served by the aging B767-300ERs.

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[Edited 2004-04-30 05:16:54]
 
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RE: ANA: Service To U.S. With 7E7

Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:20 pm

Very good point Tokyo. People seem to forget some of these are the SR birds

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RE: ANA: Service To U.S. With 7E7

Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:21 pm

I see your point TokyoNarita. But ANA 767s do not serve the U.S and the 7E7 definately will - as stated by ANA. I was just going off of that statement.

As739x: reasonable thoughts. How about as additional freq. as well to currently served cities?
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RE: ANA: Service To U.S. With 7E7

Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:23 pm

SR birds? That term immediately reminds me of the 500+ pax 747SR. But, you both are correct.
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RE: ANA: Service To U.S. With 7E7

Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:27 pm

DIA...agreed. Frequency is important to travellers. Some city's may warrant more flights but not the demand of a 777 or 747. Will be interesting to see what pans out.

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RE: ANA: Service To U.S. With 7E7

Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:28 pm

I also believe that the 7E7s will be used for the 767 replacement first. But, I have no doubt that ANA will open up smaller U.S. markets such as PHX, MIA, BOS, and PHL.

Hopefully, that is.
 
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RE: ANA: Service To U.S. With 7E7

Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:33 pm

I didn't rule it out..it may happen.

Look at the B777s. B777s are all around birds. It really meets the needs for the shorthaul, the medium and the longhaul for ANA. I wouldn't doubt that it will eventually be the same way with this 7E7.

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RE: ANA: Service To U.S. With 7E7

Fri Apr 30, 2004 1:47 pm

DIA:

ANA does use 767 to the US -- i.e. NRT-HNL.
 
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RE: ANA: Service To U.S. With 7E7

Fri Apr 30, 2004 2:00 pm

I would highly agree that ANA will be coming back to ORD with the 7E7, the 747 they used to use was just too big and could not compete with JAL, AA, and UA. I can't wait to see the 7E7 @ ORD! KIX-ORD-IAD is also a high possibility.
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RE: ANA: Service To U.S. With 7E7

Fri Apr 30, 2004 2:02 pm

More importantly, the plane actually has to be built, and then fly.
 
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RE: ANA: Service To U.S. With 7E7

Fri Apr 30, 2004 2:42 pm

More importantly, the plane actually has to be built, and then fly.


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RE: ANA: Service To U.S. With 7E7

Fri Apr 30, 2004 5:07 pm

My turn at the guessing game:

Addl frequencies on LAX and SFO
KIX to SFO, LAX, JFK, IAD
FUK or NGO to SFO and LAX

The opening of DEN, PHX, BOS, MIA, and probably the reopening of ORD

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RE: ANA: Service To U.S. With 7E7

Fri Apr 30, 2004 11:35 pm

"DIA: ANA does use 767 to the US -- i.e. NRT-HNL."

To clarify. . .I should have specified. . .to Mainland U.S. destinations. Good point Lahaina.

On a side note, does JAL also have 767 service to Hawaii?
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RE: ANA: Service To U.S. With 7E7

Sat May 01, 2004 2:14 am

On a side note, does JAL also have 767 service to Hawaii?

No. just the B747s and occasional DC10-40s.

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RE: ANA: Service To U.S. With 7E7

Sat May 01, 2004 3:30 am

ANA uses 767's to Honolulu, but I think they have switched to a 747 for now. Everything mainland is 777 or 747.

If they do Boston, I can't wait for it!!!
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RE: ANA: Service To U.S. With 7E7

Sat May 01, 2004 8:24 am

ANA I hope will open service PHX with their new 7E7's and finally open up the Phoenix-Asia market
 
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RE: ANA: Service To U.S. With 7E7

Sat May 01, 2004 8:28 am

Would DFW's new international terminal be a possibility?

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RE: ANA: Service To U.S. With 7E7

Sat May 01, 2004 8:34 am

As stated by others, my guess would be to the cities where they have Star Alliance partners:

Chicago ORD (re-open)
Denver
Philadelphia (whether they still have a Star partner there remains to be seen though)

and a city without any service to Asia:
Boston



"I can't wait to see the 7E7 @ ORD! KIX-ORD-IAD is also a high possibility. "

Leo,
Why would they fly the ORD-IAD segment? They already have United as their partner to fly that segment. It would make economical sense to only fly to ORD and then transfer any passengers who want to go to IAD to a UA flight since ANA cannot pick up additional passengers. It would be more efficient to place them on a UA flight.
 
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RE: ANA: Service To U.S. With 7E7

Sat May 01, 2004 11:34 am

I live in New Hampshire and would love to see Boston on the 'new cities' list for ANA, but in my opinion any Asian nonstop out of Boston will be primarily driven by high-tech business demand. The closest we ever came to getting nonstop Asian service was pre-2000, when AA actually announced (and, I believe, started booking) Boston to Narita nonstops on MD-11s.

In any event, as much as I'd like to see ANA start nonstops out of Boston, I am skeptical as to how successful they'd be. Perhaps they could run a flight from BOS-SFO (no local traffic allowed, as is customary) and then on from there. That way, ANA can see how much demand out of Boston there is without allocating a whole plane to the route. Korean Air did this with a 747-400, but it didn't last long...I think the falloff in high-tech business travel caused its demise. 2007 is a long way off, and no one knows what the business travel landscape will look like then. A one-stopper a la Korean Air would be a good daily flight, I think. A nonstop Boston-Japan would be best off being 2x per week, or 3x..but certainly no more frequent than that until the route proves itself.

I also would think that a stop enroute (such as SFO) is actually a good thing for Boston passengers because it gives them time to stretch their legs. This is one route where a stop might be a GOOD thing.

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