Rod Eddington joined BA
British Airways axed the following routes in Asia-Pacific...
Perth July 1, 2000
Jakarta Winter 2000
Kuala Lumpur March 2001
and since then, Manila, Taipei, Seoul, Nagoya, Osaka off the top of my head. I think Fukuoka was also on that list - but could be wrong.
The growth on the trunk Kangaroo routes, whilst true, has actually seen Qantas grow much further than BA
- which is only operating only a few more flights than they did a few years ago - compared with Qantas' growth on the same routes.
Similarly, the access that QF
has had into the European market has not really been reciprocated in Asia-Pacific/Australasia region. Heck - BA
still code-shares with Cathay Pacific on the London-(HKG
route (for example)! I don't see any BA
codes on QF
flights between HKG
(as another example)...