Gemini573 I don't think the HKG
service would happen in the near future. As you can see from Centrair's post, they will fly to Hongqiao and not Pu Dong in Shanghai. This probably from my logical sense means that they don't want to saturate the market for either JL
. If they start service to Pu Dong in this case, other carriers like MU
might take business away from JL
. They would fly pax from Pu Dong to other markets (such as Europe, probably not North America unless they offer amazing fares).
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I wonder if we'll ever see HKG-HND service in the near future? It would be fantastic not having to go through NRT
As for HKG
, I see the potential, but likely would never happen. Because even if pax originating in HKG
want to connect to other parts of Japan, what if Japanese pax start using this flight? If Japanese pax can get to HKG
, they would most likely use CX
to get to Australia, Africa, Middle East, or Europe. This would bring about great damage to JL
. Most likely, even Frequent flyers can start shifting towards this route because taking a CX
flight would earn them JL
miles. So I am quite skeptical of this move.
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