Many sources indicate that the new low-cost international carrier Oasis wants to fly from Hong Kong to Germany. According to their homepage, they want to fly to Berlin and to Cologne.
Coming from Berlin, this is very interesting to me, and it makes me wonder about a lot of issues.
What kind of airplane are they going to use? A Boeing 747-400? That would lead to the next question. To which airport would they fly? We have three, TXL, THF, and SXF. THF can be ruled out, it is too small and will be closed sooner or later. A 744 could land in TXL, which has better connection flights than SXF. But the terminals are not suited for a plane of that size, anything larger and carrying more people than an A343 or a B772. The terminal in SXF is even smaller, not suited for jumbos, maybe for A300 and 767. The build-up of SXF to a larger airport will take a lot of time. Besides, how much demand for flights to HKG from Berlin is there really?
A German source tells me that Oasis is negotiating with FR, U2, and 4U. They all fly from SXF. But are they going to co-operate with a long-haul carrier?
Questions and questions, I would be pleased to see Oasis here, because we don't have many inter-continental flights. But it all seems strange to me.