flyf15
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JAL Service To Den?

Thu Aug 17, 2000 10:34 am

I heard from a high ranking employee of a major airline in Denver than Japan Airlines has come to overlook the airport and have a meeting with officals about the possibility of new service. Is there any possibility of this happening? What would the aircraft be?
 
CX747
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RE: JAL Service To Den?

Thu Aug 17, 2000 10:41 am

I would assume that the aircraft would be either a 747-400 or a 777-200ER. Most likely they would start service with a 777-200ER and then switch to the 747-400 if traffic increased. If it was known to be a high density route then they would start with a 744.
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n949wp
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RE: JAL Service To Den?

Thu Aug 17, 2000 11:03 am

Although JAL currently has 10 777's (both 200's & 300's), all of them are configured for Japanese domestic routes and none are of the ER variant.

If they are going to open a route to DEN (if at all) with anything other than a 747, it'll almost certainly be one of their 10 MD-11s.
 
LH423
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RE: JAL Service To Den?

Thu Aug 17, 2000 11:30 am

Korean Air already served Denver thrice-weekly, via LAX, and they still stopped service, so I would like to know how JAL plans to make a NRT-DEN service work, regardless of the aeroplane size.

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Trvlr
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RE: JAL Service To Den?

Thu Aug 17, 2000 2:00 pm

I don't know if DEN would be a good idea. There would be no feed there, and the flight would be so long that it would require two aircraft to operate. Also, I am not sure who would like to travel there except tourists who want to ski, and I think most Japanese go to the Japan Alps & Hokkaido for that. And Japan Airlines doesn't even codeshare with any airline to Denver. Maybe it will be possible once JAL gets their new 777LRs, but I think JAL should concentrate on other cities that may need their service, like Seattle or San Diego, or maybe a flight from Osaka to San Francisco.

Aaron G.
 
johnboy
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RE: JAL Service To Den?

Fri Aug 18, 2000 2:12 am

If everyone is gonna play the codeshare game, then by all rights, ANA should be the Japanese airline to fly to DEN, since they're a Star Alliance member. However, I would imagine that since ANA flies to ORD,SFO, and LAX,then the US would probably be sewn up with them.
 
Trvlr
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RE: JAL Service To Den?

Fri Aug 18, 2000 2:51 am

ANA also flies to IAD and JFK.

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dia77
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RE: JAL Service To Den?

Fri Aug 18, 2000 9:38 am

Denver is home to a substantial Japenese population. Denver is also a major destination for Japanese business. KAL's flight to DEN failed because it wasn't nonstop (travellers preferred UA's connections to SEL) and because Korea's economy hit the gorund at the time. I would definitely expect DEN-NRT service in the next couple of years. DEN officials visited Japan early this year to discuss air service between Tokyo and Denver.
 
johnboy
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RE: JAL Service To Den?

Fri Aug 18, 2000 12:55 pm

Sorry, meant to suggest that Western US would be served well enough by ANA from ORD westward.

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