aussie_
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Jetstar Asia Cancels Bangalore?

Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:07 pm

Hi all

some of you may have read a previous post asking why all J* Asia flights to Bangalore were only on sale at the full fare price from January. This is part of a grander scheme I have of going low-cost narrowbody from Australia to Europe.

Well it appears the one link from SE Asia to the subcontinent is gone, because a routine check today fails to find any flights at all on the route from early January onwards. Has this sector got the cut??

Are there plans by any other LCCs from SE Asia or India/Sri lanka thinking of starting flights between the two areas?
 
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RE: Jetstar Asia Cancels Bangalore?

Thu Oct 05, 2006 2:30 pm

Quoting Aussie_ (Thread starter):
Well it appears the one link from SE Asia to the subcontinent is gone, because a routine check today fails to find any flights at all on the route from early January onwards. Has this sector got the cut??

No, they have reduced the freq 5x pw to 3x(M.W..S.) pw and added another 3x pw to BKK with this SIN-BKK sector will have 3 daily flights any day of the week.

But I do wonder how long they will continue with SIN-BLR route though.
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aussie_
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RE: Jetstar Asia Cancels Bangalore?

Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:21 am

how come then nothing shows when searching the website SIN-BLR on any day?
 
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RE: Jetstar Asia Cancels Bangalore?

Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:33 am

This goes to show (to me at least) how complex the airline business is! SQ with their 772/773 service at high fares often goes full on SIN-BLR. At the same time 3K with their 320s and low fares are finding it tough to make money on this sector (or think they can make more money on the SIN-BKK sector)!
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RE: Jetstar Asia Cancels Bangalore?

Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:14 pm

No, all this shows is that the demand for BLR - SIN is fairly limited and does not warrant a third flight.

Quoting Nimish (Reply 3):
This goes to show (to me at least) how complex the airline business is! SQ with their 772/773 service at high fares often goes full on SIN-BLR. At the same time 3K with their 320s and low fares are finding it tough to make money on this sector (or think they can make more money on the SIN-BKK sector)!
 
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RE: Jetstar Asia Cancels Bangalore?

Sat Oct 07, 2006 5:04 am

Quoting Sshank (Reply 4):
No, all this shows is that the demand for BLR - SIN is fairly limited and does not warrant a third flight.

Really? So why is it then that 3K loses out, and not IC or SQ? And why does SQ want to *increase* their presence in BLR?
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RE: Jetstar Asia Cancels Bangalore?

Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:36 am

Quoting Nimish (Reply 3):
This goes to show (to me at least) how complex the airline business is! SQ with their 772/773 service at high fares often goes full on SIN-BLR. At the same time 3K with their 320s and low fares are finding it tough to make money on this sector



Quoting Sshank (Reply 4):
No, all this shows is that the demand for BLR - SIN is fairly limited and does not warrant a third flight.

Both of you are right. Demand on this route is driven more by connecting traffic than O&D. Jetstar's flights (especially westbound) are not well-timed for connections, whereas SQ's are, especially on the eastbound sector. However the nature of the Indian market is also quite unique. Despite its generally higher fares, SQ can attract higher loads than the competition because a fair number of people will pay more and longer routing just so that they can claim to fly SQ. This to some extent explains why SQ enjoys higher loads on its India services despite the presence of low cost carriers.
 
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RE: Jetstar Asia Cancels Bangalore?

Sat Oct 07, 2006 7:22 am

Quoting Ex_SQer (Reply 6):
Despite its generally higher fares, SQ can attract higher loads than the competition because a fair number of people will pay more and longer routing just so that they can claim to fly SQ

Not "claim to fly SQ", but because a lot of people actually enjoy the flight on SQ. I certainly do, and don't mind the long layover on the return to India, because of the great service on board.
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RE: Jetstar Asia Cancels Bangalore?

Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:56 am

3k did request BLR airport for different time slots don't know the out come (guess it was denied).

May be 3K can get more traction once they start code sharing with JQ and Qantas.
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