Hey Horus How is it going long time no see ( and no the AW
issue will be available in Kuwait tomorrow ! )
"Australia - NO...too much competition against EK
Hong Kong - MAYBE...especially freighter flights!!!
Japan - MAYBE
Canada - DEFINITELY
Moscow - NO
South Africa - NO
Seattle - NEVER
San Francisco - MAYBE
New Zealand - NEVER
South America - NEVER
China - DEFINITELY"
Australia- Well if KU
operates to Australia it will be with the A345/600 I proposed up there, meaning that they will be operating the same aircraft as EK
-QR to that destination, ( so you won't get people saying I'd rather fly to Sydney on EK
BECAUSE they have "better" aircrafts ), second KU
as usual will place PTV's on each seat, increase there entertainment systems and etc. , third KU
has good onboard service, last but not least KU
has cheaper tickets then the other carriers. Personally I don't see why I wouldn't fly KU
Moscow- It will serve all Arabic people good to this destination ( ofcourse Moscow could be made a seasonal destination ).
South Africa- I know lots of Kuwaiti people who go for South Africa for Summers vacation, they fly with EK
and must stay 1 day transit in Dubai, If Ku serves South Africa in a direct flight it would gain a good load factor ( there are also many South African employees in Kuwait ), they could also make a transit flight through Magadacscar.
Seattle- No other Arabian carrier serves Seattle ( KU
used to with the 707's and it was the longest flight in the world back then ) . A big number of Kuwaiti student study in Seattle, right now all Kuwaiti student who live in the 'WEST' side of the USA have to take domestic flight to either New York or Chicago. Combine KU
's flight to Seattle, San Francisco, LAX
together and you will serve the 'WEST' side of the USA well.
New Zealand- one of the flights that land in Australia (i.g Sydney) could be made to continue to New Zealand, and therefore transporting passengers from Kuwait to Australia, and then transporting passengers from Australia to New Zealand, then transporting passengers from New Zealand to Australia/Kuwait. Capturing new passengers for every leg.
South America- Could be a very very tough destination, but I the cards are played well, a good profit could be made from this route(s).
"If youre looking at fleet commonality the best would be :
A 345 + A 343 + A 332 + A 320s"
can't have no Boeing's in it fleet, because of political issues between Kuwait and the USA. But I see what you are trying to say.
"Captain777, they will either operate the 777 or A340, not both. The same applies with the A32X and B737NG. I see them eventually operating a new fleet of A320s, A321s, A350s, A345s, B777s..."
They do operate the A340 and 777 together now, why wouldn't they in the future. A32X and B737NG both have diffrent feasibility regarding different routes and their characteristics.
BTW...Can Anyone tell give me some data about the A350 ? ( range, pax , speed, etc.