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What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:34 am

Many airlines have one or two destinations that stand out from the rest as they connect two very far points and are the only ones to do so. I am not referring to flagship routes, but rather exclusive ones that their competitors don't offer.

Example:

Delta: ATL-JNB (Delta is the only US3 to offer a N/S to JNB)
United: LAX-SIN (United is the only US3 to offer a N/S to SIN)
 
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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:43 am

United BHX-EWR (now ceased)

Qatar CWL-DOH

Air Canada YOW-LHR/FRA

Air New Zealand LHR-AKL

Air New Zealand LAX-RAR

Fiji Airways LAX-NAN

There are tons out there!
 
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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:01 am

KLM offers Amsterdam - Paramaribo. No other major European airline flies to Paramaribo, KLM is the only one. There is competition however from TUIfly and Surinam Airways, but they don't offer connections at the European end of the line so only cater to local Dutch demand. From anywhere else in Europe (or outside Europe) to Paramaribo KLM is about the only option.
 
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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:15 am

PatrickZ80 wrote:
KLM offers Amsterdam - Paramaribo. No other major European airline flies to Paramaribo, KLM is the only one. There is competition however from TUIfly and Surinam Airways, but they don't offer connections at the European end of the line so only cater to local Dutch demand. From anywhere else in Europe (or outside Europe) to Paramaribo KLM is about the only option.


Flew Surinam airways last week...wouldn’t want to do it all the way to Amsterdam! To be fair, I doubt there’s much connecting traffic on the route. The Surinamese diaspora is concentrated pretty much entirely in the Netherlands.

Likewise you’ll see Paris to Cayenne in a very similar situation.

Qantas service to Lord Howe Island is certainly exclusive.
 
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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:19 pm

British Airways : LCY - JFK
 
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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:46 am

PatrickZ80 wrote:
KLM offers Amsterdam - Paramaribo. No other major European airline flies to Paramaribo, KLM is the only one. There is competition however from TUIfly and Surinam Airways, but they don't offer connections at the European end of the line so only cater to local Dutch demand. From anywhere else in Europe (or outside Europe) to Paramaribo KLM is about the only option.


Regardless of connections at Amsterdam by KLM Paramaribo still has TUIFly and Suriname Airways on the Amsterdam link so they are not alone on the route as you make out.

Even British Airways fly a few exclusive direct intercontinental routes with no direct competition from other airlines.

From London either LHR or LGW to Abuja, Accra, Baltimore, Bangalore, Cape Town, Chenai, Grand Cayman, Hyderabad, Kingston, Lima, Luanda, Mahe, Nashville, Nassau, New Orleans, Phoenix, Proviciales, Punta Cana, Rio de Janiero, San Diego, San Jose, San Jose de Costa Rica, Santiago, St Kitts, Tampa and until February 2018 Buenos Aires when Norwegian will fly direct from LGW.

That's a lot of 'direct' intercontinental routes (26) by just British Airways alone and with no 'direct' competition on that particular route by any other airline.

Other exclusive intercontinental routes flown from LHR with no 'direct' competition from other airlines are, (not including tech stops or intermediate stops such as in Dubai for Royal Brunei Airlines or Bangkok for EVA as two examples)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopian
Auckland, Air New Zealand
Astana, Air Astana,
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan Airways
Baku, Azerbaijan Airways
Bander Sawi Bagawan, Royal Brunei Airlines
Bogota, Avianca
Colombo, Sri Lankan
Detroit, Delta
Dhaka, Bengladesh Biman
Guangzhou, China Southern
Halifax, Air Canada
Hanoi, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Islamabad, Pakistan Airways
Jakarta, Garuda Indonesia
Karachi, Pakistan Airways
Manila, Philippine Airlines
Mauritius, Mauritius Airways (although British Airways and TUI fly from LGW)
Melbourne, Qantas (soon to be via Perth)
Minneapolis, Delta
Ottawa, Air Canada
Perth, Qantas (from February 2018)
Portland, Delta
Qingdao, Beijing Capital Airlines
Salt Lake City, Delta
St John's, Air Canada
Taipei, EVA (although China Airways fly direct from LGW)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan Airways

British Airways previously flew to several of the above destinations.
 
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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:37 am

AF IAH to CDG
EWR to BOM, DEL
UA: IAH to SYD
NZ: IAH to AKL
 
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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:26 am

QF flies a few exclusive routes. SYD-JNB, SYD-DFW and SYD-KIX are a few I can think of. They are also starting MEL-SFO and PER-LHR.
JQ flies CNS-NRT and CNS-KIX.
 
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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:34 am

KLM has quite a few.
Accra
Lagos
Cape town
Johannesburg
Luanda
Windhoek
Tokyo
Osaka
Just to name a few.
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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:00 pm

JL LAX-KIX
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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:28 pm

How about Loganirs Glasgow to Barra.

An exclusive route both in terms of airlines operating it an also for infrastructure - possibly the only commercial route that lands on a beach as far as I know.
 
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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:46 am

NRT-DUS, All Nippon Airways
FRA-KIX, Lufthansa
FRA-NGO, Lufthansa
 
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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:38 pm

EK JFK-DXB
EY JFK-AUH
DL JFK-DSS
QR JFK-DOH

There's plenty for sure.
 
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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:19 am

DL
JFK/ATL-LOS
JFK-NCE
JFK-PDL

UA
SFO-CTU
SFO-TPE

AA
MIA-MDE (yes I know B6 and NK fly it)
MIA-PTP
MIA-BSB?
MIA-VRA
MIA-VVI

Probably a lot more from each of those specific Hubs
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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:46 pm

Cunard wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
KLM offers Amsterdam - Paramaribo. No other major European airline flies to Paramaribo, KLM is the only one. There is competition however from TUIfly and Surinam Airways, but they don't offer connections at the European end of the line so only cater to local Dutch demand. From anywhere else in Europe (or outside Europe) to Paramaribo KLM is about the only option.


Regardless of connections at Amsterdam by KLM Paramaribo still has TUIFly and Suriname Airways on the Amsterdam link so they are not alone on the route as you make out.

Even British Airways fly a few exclusive direct intercontinental routes with no direct competition from other airlines.

From London either LHR or LGW to Abuja, Accra, Baltimore, Bangalore, Cape Town, Chenai, Grand Cayman, Hyderabad, Kingston, Lima, Luanda, Mahe, Nashville, Nassau, New Orleans, Phoenix, Proviciales, Punta Cana, Rio de Janiero, San Diego, San Jose, San Jose de Costa Rica, Santiago, St Kitts, Tampa and until February 2018 Buenos Aires when Norwegian will fly direct from LGW.

That's a lot of 'direct' intercontinental routes (26) by just British Airways alone and with no 'direct' competition on that particular route by any other airline.

Other exclusive intercontinental routes flown from LHR with no 'direct' competition from other airlines are, (not including tech stops or intermediate stops such as in Dubai for Royal Brunei Airlines or Bangkok for EVA as two examples)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopian
Auckland, Air New Zealand
Astana, Air Astana,
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan Airways
Baku, Azerbaijan Airways
Bander Sawi Bagawan, Royal Brunei Airlines
Bogota, Avianca
Colombo, Sri Lankan
Detroit, Delta
Dhaka, Bengladesh Biman
Guangzhou, China Southern
Halifax, Air Canada
Hanoi, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Islamabad, Pakistan Airways
Jakarta, Garuda Indonesia
Karachi, Pakistan Airways
Manila, Philippine Airlines
Mauritius, Mauritius Airways (although British Airways and TUI fly from LGW)
Melbourne, Qantas (soon to be via Perth)
Minneapolis, Delta
Ottawa, Air Canada
Perth, Qantas (from February 2018)
Portland, Delta
Qingdao, Beijing Capital Airlines
Salt Lake City, Delta
St John's, Air Canada
Taipei, EVA (although China Airways fly direct from LGW)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan Airways

British Airways previously flew to several of the above destinations.


Impressive list..must have taken you a while!

London to Cape Town is no longer a BA exclusive ad Thomas Cook fly from Gatwick seasonally. Punta Cana also isn't an exclusive from LON with Tui having flown fro LGW for some time I believe


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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:20 pm

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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:57 pm

From IAH:
DXB on EK
DOH on QR
MAN/SIN on SQ
TPE on BR
PEK on CA
AKL on NZ
Doesn't NK do OAK from IAH?

This thread can arguably be any US3 fortress hub to any city that isn't another hub. It gets interesting when you add hubs like FRA/LHR/AMS because a lot of those international flights have direct competition.
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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:05 pm

XiamenAir owns SEA-SZX likely to differentiate their YVR-XMN route
 
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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:11 am

Cunard wrote:
Auckland, Air New Zealand


This is operated via LAX.
 
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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:59 am

bananaboy wrote:
Cunard wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
KLM offers Amsterdam - Paramaribo. No other major European airline flies to Paramaribo, KLM is the only one. There is competition however from TUIfly and Surinam Airways, but they don't offer connections at the European end of the line so only cater to local Dutch demand. From anywhere else in Europe (or outside Europe) to Paramaribo KLM is about the only option.


Regardless of connections at Amsterdam by KLM Paramaribo still has TUIFly and Suriname Airways on the Amsterdam link so they are not alone on the route as you make out.

Even British Airways fly a few exclusive direct intercontinental routes with no direct competition from other airlines.

From London either LHR or LGW to Abuja, Accra, Baltimore, Bangalore, Cape Town, Chenai, Grand Cayman, Hyderabad, Kingston, Lima, Luanda, Mahe, Nashville, Nassau, New Orleans, Phoenix, Proviciales, Punta Cana, Rio de Janiero, San Diego, San Jose, San Jose de Costa Rica, Santiago, St Kitts, Tampa and until February 2018 Buenos Aires when Norwegian will fly direct from LGW.

That's a lot of 'direct' intercontinental routes (26) by just British Airways alone and with no 'direct' competition on that particular route by any other airline.

Other exclusive intercontinental routes flown from LHR with no 'direct' competition from other airlines are, (not including tech stops or intermediate stops such as in Dubai for Royal Brunei Airlines or Bangkok for EVA as two examples)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopian
Auckland, Air New Zealand
Astana, Air Astana,
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan Airways
Baku, Azerbaijan Airways
Bander Sawi Bagawan, Royal Brunei Airlines
Bogota, Avianca
Colombo, Sri Lankan
Detroit, Delta
Dhaka, Bengladesh Biman
Guangzhou, China Southern
Halifax, Air Canada
Hanoi, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Islamabad, Pakistan Airways
Jakarta, Garuda Indonesia
Karachi, Pakistan Airways
Manila, Philippine Airlines
Mauritius, Mauritius Airways (although British Airways and TUI fly from LGW)
Melbourne, Qantas (soon to be via Perth)
Minneapolis, Delta
Ottawa, Air Canada
Perth, Qantas (from February 2018)
Portland, Delta
Qingdao, Beijing Capital Airlines
Salt Lake City, Delta
St John's, Air Canada
Taipei, EVA (although China Airways fly direct from LGW)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan Airways

British Airways previously flew to several of the above destinations.


Impressive list..must have taken you a while!

London to Cape Town is no longer a BA exclusive ad Thomas Cook fly from Gatwick seasonally. Punta Cana also isn't an exclusive from LON with Tui having flown fro LGW for some time I believe


Mark


Actually Mark it didn't take very long at all to compile the list as geography has always been my strongest subject and my head is like an Atlas I just go from one country to another in my mind, I've been to 93 of them :-)

You are correct regarding Thomas Cook Airlines competing with British Airways on LGW to Cape Town but I wasn't 100% sure if TUI still operated LGW to Punta Cana.

I just noticed that I had forgotten to add to the list of another exclusive destination from British Airways as in Bermuda.
 
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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:46 am

QF - MEL-LHR
From March even more exclusive when it becomes MEL PER LHR
 
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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:19 am

Obviously you have read the entire thread from the beginning rather than jumping in at the end as a good a.netter does so that you know what has been discussed beforehand so I suggest going back to my lengthy and very informative post 6 days ago where I clearly mentioned MEL PER LHR which starts on the 24 March 2018 although admittedly I had put down as it starting in February 2018.
 
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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:48 pm

Cunard you and me both....have a look at the second post before yours. A few repeats on your list too so let's not get too hung up on it.
 
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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:32 pm

Regardless of the second post before mine I gave a FULLY comprehensive list of ALL the exclusive routes flown to and from LHR not just the ODD one or two routes that other posters had added hence why my list obviously had one or two duplicated routes, but it clearly states in my list as MEL to LHR via PER.

I had added PER to LHR on the list even though it doesn't start until 24 March 2018 when the existing MEL to LHR link will be via PER and therefore theoretically PER to LHR will be the exclusive route with the extension to MEL basically being domestic as PER is the real destination on this new route.
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Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:37 pm

XAM2175 wrote:
Cunard wrote:
Auckland, Air New Zealand


This is operated via LAX.


I had typed at the top on my list NOT including intermediate stops and I gave two examples of them so I obviously omitted LAX as the final destination is Auckland.

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