|Quoting SR117 (Reply 5):|
It's a nice city, would be nice to see a link to North America again. Also, when it comes to major Japanese airports, it's by far the most conveniently located, a couple of subway stops (literally) and you're at the main train station with easy access to anywhere in Kyushu and Southwestern Honshu.
I hope DL
is hearing you. An A332 or a (revamped) 763 service to SEA
could work out just fine. DTW
would be better in terms of connections, but being much further, it forces the use of a larger aircraft which might be a problem in terms of over-capacity. And DL
only has a very limited number of 777s and some heavy use for them. Less use of their 747s but these would be overly big for FUK
|Quoting teme82 (Reply 12):|
They are waiting for the A350 to able to expand and get rid of the old A343's
also has among the newest A343s, and these are certainly much upgraded from the original -311s that are certainly starting to show their age.
|Quoting nicoeddf (Reply 14):|
Don't you think, a quad would be even better suited for a shorter runway?!
A quad in general yes, but I think the issue may be with older A343s, some that LH
operates, for instance. The A346 is probably fine but might be too large for a new destination such as FUK
, and the A333X is borderline in terms of range (or might be fine but payload would be hurt severely). So, it may not be economically feasible for LH
(I can hear you mumbling, you 777 fanboys!!!)
has no problems with A340 at SXM
, but we are talking about a shorter t-atl flight.
When I doubt... go running!