Quoting MAH4546... The problem with trans-Atlantic flights to California, and a reason why some airlines have pulled out of LAX/SFO in the past few years, is that the long stage length needs to be made up for with stronger yields. Unfortunatley, that is not often the case outside of the normal strong performing markets (LHR/FRA/CDG), and airlines, like SAS, find that they are better off using those planes on more profitable services to Asia. The amount of time an aircraft is needed to be utilized on SFO-CPH just about the same than it takes to be used on CPH-PVG or CPH-NRT, for example, two more profitable markets.
With East Coast markets, an aircraft is not utilized as much, and yields don't need to be as strong.
The reverse is true for Asian carriers to the East Coast.
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