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NRT importance is eroding.

Wed Mar 17, 1999 12:13 pm

This is just my outlook:

Do you think that NRT's importance will drop at a consistant rate (I mean slowly) after the financial crisis? I think the pacific market will approach in a direction where the hub and spoke network like UA and NW have at NRT will eventually be dropped since there should be more and more long-haul, low capacity aircrafts available int the future. Therefore, more direct, point-to-point transpacific routes from US gateways directly to smaller and used to be "out of range" Asian cities.
 
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RE: NRT importance is eroding.

Wed Mar 17, 1999 12:28 pm

NO. UA and NW only use NRT as a supplemental hub to attract more pax to the trans-pac flights (and for those out of reach airports). UA has a TON of trans-pac flights to every destination (NRT, TPE, KIX, HKG, ETC.). Currently, no A/C can fly West Coast to KUL, SIN, or BKK non-stop, so they must have a stopping point. UA and NW have or had flights from NRT to:
HKG
SIN
BKK
PEK
MNL (UA freighter now..pax before)
and the list goes on. UA also has(d) flights from HKG to SIN, KIX, Delhi and from KIX to SEL, etc.

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RE: NRT importance is eroding.

Wed Mar 17, 1999 12:58 pm

narita has indeed many hurdles to face, such as land acquisiton, second runway, etc.

the push is on for 207 min etops... when aproved... watch out!

 
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RE: NRT importance is eroding.

Wed Mar 17, 1999 10:38 pm

I doubt that 207min ETOPS will be approved and even if it is I doubt many carriers outside of the U.S. will use it. Narita will maintain its importance in the future.
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RE: NRT importance is eroding.

Fri Mar 19, 1999 4:31 am

There will be aircraft with longer and longer range capability in the near future. But the airlines have to consider how long passengers are willing to sit in tight compartments. I for one would rather have a single stop on an extremely long route than sit for 15+ hours on an airplane. Especially in coach class where there seems to be 4 lavatories for 200-250 people.
 
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RE: NRT importance is eroding.

Fri Mar 19, 1999 4:31 am

There will be aircraft with longer and longer range capability in the near future. But the airlines have to consider how long passengers are willing to sit in tight compartments. I for one would rather have a single stop on an extremely long route than sit for 15+ hours on an airplane. Especially in coach class where there seems to be 4 lavatories for 200-250 people.