ishky15
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CO Transpacific

Thu Jun 29, 2000 7:42 am

I know that some of you think of me as quite inquisitive about CO, but I have just one more question.

What's the deal with CO's traspacific ops? Do they paln to offer any more flts, because it does seem like they are the smallest US carrier transpacific wise. Being New York as the world's highest Biz destination and its commonality of commerce with Japan, I would expect to see othe flts besides NRT to places like NGO and KIX. Not just Japan, but does CO ever plan on going transpacific to other Asian destinations? The NY area's only nonstop service besides Tokyo is to SEL.
 
CX747
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RE: CO Transpacific

Thu Jun 29, 2000 8:03 am

It definately is an interesting question. I think that the problem lies more with the acquisition of slots at Pacific Rim airports. The two major U.S. carriers across the pacific United and Northwest control a large portion of the slots given to the U.S. carriers.
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
 
ContinentalEWR
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RE: CO Transpacific

Thu Jun 29, 2000 11:41 am

Apart from the slots, which are essential to the argument and Continental does indeed lack them
as pointed out above, the airline has a shortage
of widebody jets that are capable of flying such
ranges. With nearly all the 777's committed to
the Atlantic or Tokyo region, its unlikely more
routes to Asia will open up soon.

ContinentalEWR
 
klwright69
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RE: CO Transpacific

Thu Jun 29, 2000 11:42 am

CO applied for Newark-Osaka awhile ago. Remember, they just can't start service to any of these countries at any time they feel like it. There is a long procedure, without gurantee of success.
 
CX747
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ContinentalEWR?

Thu Jun 29, 2000 12:53 pm

I was wondering if due to the shortage of capacity that CO may order more 777-224ERs or possibly the 777-200LR? Also, what do you think of the 747-400X's chance with CO? The 747-400X is an updated version of the 747-400 with a 777 like interior and cockpit along with other improvements like the 747-400F wing etc... The aircraft has the same capacity as the -400 but has the capability of carrying more payload or having a greater range.
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
 
ContinentalEWR
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RE: CO Transpacific

Thu Jun 29, 2000 11:08 pm

I think Continental might consider ordering more 777's, depending on how
the 767-400 works into the fleet. I don't think Continental will go for the
747-400 or the 747-400X (too much capacity for them) but its hard to say.
They might lease more 777's (i think at least two of the 16 in the fleet are
leased). The performance of the 767-400 as semi long-haul aircraft will be
key in Continental's future widebody fleet planning. If Continental decides
that the 777's on some routes to Europe like Manchester or Madrid might
be better utilized elsewhere, then that will affect their decisions.

I'm rambling. Basically, I don't know. I would say that the likelihood of a
777 order is greater than that of a 747.

ContinentalEWR
 
AFa340-300E
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RE: CO Transpacific

Fri Jun 30, 2000 3:12 am

Hello,

Can anyone tell me when the applied for the EWR-KIX route please?

Thanks,

Best regards,
Alain Mengus
 
ishky15
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EWR-KIX

Fri Jun 30, 2000 6:43 am

I dont know when they applied, but does anyone know if their rights can be taken away? I dont believe that KIX is a slot-controlled airport, so the only reason that they aren't currently operating the route must be to their "widebody shortage". Why would CO apply for that route if they didn't plan to operate it? Will they?

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