This is a tough question. On one hand, I constantly hear how demand from the US to Japan is trending downward, yet NH
just announced a second daily ORDNRT flight, (although obviously that will cater to more than just US-Japan demand). However, I'd argue that an ORD
flight is probably more "at risk" from any shifting demand trends just by the nature of how connections and business ties play into the game.
If I were to say go vs. no-go, I'd say no-go. On the Japan side, NH
are obviously utilizing their 787s to open up new "thin" routes to US markets such as SEA
. On the American side, the approach is similar, but China seems to be the larger focus right now.
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TLV, TPE, CAI may also be able to support a 787 flight to ORD
is constantly in political flux. Also, not many business ties to Chicago. Don't see it coming.
also has political constraints (Cat II
, etc). that don't seem to have this one largely on the radar for now.
is more likely, especially with BR
joining Star. I would personally be thrilled to see a nonstop ORD
confidence is silent. insecurities are loud.