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Who Will Win In DL Vs. North American On JFK-ACC?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:50 am

I see that on December 11, Delta will begin JFK-Accra, Ghana. Going head to head with North American, how do you think they will do?

I hear NAA is doing well on the route, but do you think this competition will drive one of them out?

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RE: Who Will Win In DL Vs. North American On JFK-ACC?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:00 am

NAA is charter airline and a virtual unknown. I seriously doubt DL even conciders them a competition. All NAA did was show that there is a market for the route and once DL takes over they will move their planes somewhere else or run some more wet leases for someone.
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RE: Who Will Win In DL Vs. North American On JFK-ACC?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:00 am

They'll both do fine. North American has already built a loyal following in the community, and they also serve Accra from Baltimore, a large market as well. The Ghana-USA market is actually quite large, and very high yielding, with only six weekly flights. They will both do fine.
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RE: Who Will Win In DL Vs. North American On JFK-ACC?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:07 am

The people that would to worry if anything are Lufthansa, Air France-KLM and British Airways, which connect passenger over their hubs to Ghana.

North American Airlines does both charters and scheduled flights. I'm surprised they haven't hooked any major interlining agreements with carriers at JFK and BWI to open their network up to other carriers.
 
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RE: Who Will Win In DL Vs. North American On JFK-A

Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:58 am

Quoting ElmoTheHobo (Reply 3):
The people that would to worry if anything are Lufthansa, Air France-KLM and British Airways, which connect passenger over their hubs to Ghana.

Thats very true. Most of the passengers that fly the European airlines from ACC are usually just connecting. Apart from BA which would have the most O&D traffic, majority of passengers on the others are just transiting.
Quite funny even that alot that use LH, AF-KLM, AZ, etc are usually on their way to England.
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RE: Who Will Win In DL Vs. North American On JFK-ACC?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 8:09 pm

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 2):
North American has already built a loyal following in the community

Considering the woeful reliability of NAA's operation (delays of 12-16 hours are not uncommon), I don't think "loyal following" is an accurate term. They seem to be best known for the joke that "NA" stands for "Never Again".
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RE: Who Will Win In DL Vs. North American On JFK-ACC?

Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:11 am

I think the issue becomes the add on of the Nigeria route (two countries over less than 500 Miles apart) where NA also flies to. Huge market potential if the govenment there can get their act together. Does Delta have air rights there? If NA pulled out of ACC and concentrated just on Lagos, perhaps both can win.
 
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RE: Who Will Win In DL Vs. North American On JFK-ACC?

Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:38 am

Quoting WJ (Reply 1):
NAA is charter airline and a virtual unknown. I seriously doubt DL even conciders them a competition. All NAA did was show that there is a market for the route and once DL takes over they will move their planes somewhere else or run some more wet leases for someone.

Bu they people who fly to Accra generally VFR traffic now knows of North American, and they will stick to them. DL will also do quite fine as I think the market is big enough to support them both.

My aunt married a guy from Ghana, and when they visit Ghana they always go KLM, JFK/AMS/ACC. They were pretty loyal to KLM in the absence of a direct flight. So I think those European airlines would indeed loose some passengers but DL and NAA will be just fine on the route.
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