|Quoting AirlineCritic (Thread starter):|
Finnair Oyj, building Helsinki into a hub offering the shortest flights from Europe to northeast Asia, said it%u2019s seeking a partner with which to operate the services while pursuing local takeovers to boost Nordic traffic.
Finnair is keen on an Asian accord with antitrust immunity that would permit joint sales and revenue sharing, similar to ventures between European and U.S. carriers across the Atlantic, Chief Executive Officer Mika Vehvilaeinen said in an interview.
I wonder who they look to for this 'ATI'. Maybe they have in mind JL
? I wonder if BA
will be willing to work with AY
. I can see AY
going it alone. I don't think they need more partners to continue with their current models. I think their business scale is large enough on its own. But I can see JL
pretty keen on forming an ATI with AY
not so much. CX
can stand up on its own.
|Quoting airbazar (Reply 37):|
And rightfuly so. I didn't imply that they did either. I was simply responding to reply #5. Even for India they're going against the likes of EK/QR/LH/AF/BA/LX/KL/DL. Can they do it. I think that's a tall order.
|Quoting HELyes (Reply 39):|
The article was about AY and Asia generally. In SE Asia AY only serve BKK and SIN, the NE corner (Japan, mainland China, HKG and Korea) is their main market in Asia.
being the location it is, it is a prime location for Europe - North Asia. The further north you go in East Asia (PEK
etc) the BIGGER the advantage AY
has over EK
/QR/EY. Further this advantage plays out even more if you consider the fact that these are the biggest business hubs of East Asia. This traffic flow is huge and growing fast - Japan is one of the biggest premium market in the world. China the fastest growing in the world.
/QR/EY can fight it out for the low yield tourist traffic heading to BKK
For flights heading west from East Asia, many see the future of China-Africa or China-South America market being a gold mine and how this translate to many new markets for EK
/QR/EY, but really the biggest market is still Europe.
India to Europe or US is obviously one of EK
/QR/EY bread-and-butter markets, but going via HEL
is not a huge detour.
|Quoting zweiBierebitte (Reply 27):|
HEL has a lot to learn from MUC in this case, one of the best connecting airports IMO. A few years back I flew IAD-MUC-NCE with a 35 minute connection in MUC. We left an hour late from Dulles and by the time we landed in MUC, I only had a 20 minute connection. Sure enough, someone from Lufthansa met me at the gate and escorted me to a sort of "secret" passport control room downstairs that's only available for passengers like me in a rush. I was done with passport control and an extra security screening in less than 2 minutes. Even with a 20 minute international to Schengen connection, I was still one of the first ones to board the flight to NCE. Incredible!
I have been on a flight where people made a LHR
(delayed arrival) and HEL
connection in 5 mins gate to gate un-assisted...Thats the beauty of an airport like HEL
. I hope it can keep it that way.