Not a Kiwi delusion at all.........
Emirates desire to expand and use Auckland as a hub into the South Pacific and on to the USA widely reported here in the media.
Also cited as a reason to support the case for the NZ
Do you read the papers?
Or is the fact that they may want to hub here and not over there the sort of thing your Aussie newspapers would prefer to shy away from?
NZ767, if you read my post carefully, my point is that neither NZ
or Aus cities are ever going to be significant international hubs because of where we live-in a vast and sparsely populated region of the world where airlines fly to, but turn around and head back rather than build large regional operations. Emirates may have reasons for operating AND
CURRENT: Austin - Bergstrom International (AFB) (AUS / KBSM), USA - Texas">AUS to Auckland flights, but it is hard to see how they would ever make money building a hib out of Auckland or even Sydney beyond to the US or the Pacific islands for that matter. And even if they DID get the rights to fly AKL
, for example, the NZ
market alone would not be able to sustain a new carrier like Emirates AND
. What about Australian traffic? Well, they would have one stops to the US from Australia which would have to compete with already very high frequency non-stops from Melbourne and Sydney to the US offered by Qantas and UA
The very fact that only NZ
papers have reported this bit of 'news' further proves the parochialism and kiwi nature of this original thread.