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by ronmk1986
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL and ANA’s presence in South Korea
Replies: 5
Views: 1430

JAL and ANA’s presence in South Korea

As of now, both JL and NH fly to Seoul Korea only from Tokyo. It seems their presence in there is quite small, compared to their other regional destinations in like Shanghai, Taipei, or Beijing. Other than JL’s NRT-PUS, is HND-GMP the only profitable route for Japanese FSCs in South Korea? What are ...

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by ronmk1986
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market
Replies: 49
Views: 6886

Re: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market

Largest mainland-APAC markets YE09/2018 1. LAX-ICN - 1,091,113 2. SFO-HKG - 1,045,964 3. LAX-TPE - 1,011,489 4. LAX-HKG - 1,001,436 5. LAX-SYD - 918,232 6. SFO-TPE - 898,017 7. LAX-NRT - 878,144 8. LAX-PVG - 822,517 9. JFK-ICN - 690,404 10. SFO-ICN - 677,909 (Note: These are airport pairs. If city-...

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by ronmk1986
Sat May 11, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension
Replies: 58
Views: 8627

Re: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension

Asiana's Chicago schedule was during nighttime, so the connection basically did not work. Some of the connections required overnight stay, and for most of them the final arrival was late night (10PM-1AM). This means they had to rely on O&D which is not very significant due to smaller Korean dia...

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by ronmk1986
Sat May 11, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension
Replies: 58
Views: 8627

Re: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension

Asiana's Chicago schedule was during nighttime, so the connection basically did not work. Some of the connections required overnight stay, and for most of them the final arrival was late night (10PM-1AM). This means they had to rely on O&D which is not very significant due to smaller Korean dia...

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by ronmk1986
Fri May 10, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension
Replies: 58
Views: 8627

Re: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension

LHUSA wrote:
They are going double daily on SFO-ICN,so I think that's sealed ORD's fate in getting ICN service on UA. If UA were to add anything to ICN outside of SFO, I presume it would be EWR.


Compared to EWR or SFO (maybe LAX in a lesser degree), is ORD the US domestic-focused hub for UA (except for Canada)?

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by ronmk1986
Fri May 10, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension
Replies: 58
Views: 8627

Re: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension

It seems like Chicago-Asia has been steadily cut for 3-4 years now. UA, AA, etc. I don't mean to sound naive, but Is there some aspect of the market that just isn't working? Yeah too much capacity Personally, I'm surprised to find Chicago, the 3rd largest city in the US, has been struggling to keep...

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by ronmk1986
Fri May 10, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension
Replies: 58
Views: 8627

Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension

As some people already know, OZ will cease its ICN-ORD route as of 27th October.

Then, will ICN-ORD route be KE's another cash cow monopoly route? Or anyone foresees UA replacing OZ's ORD-ICN route?

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by ronmk1986
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs
Replies: 70
Views: 17710

Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs

Cathay Pacific officially ordered 21 Boeing 777-9Xs. However, CX also ordered 20 A350-1000s and already received 11 of those. If I compared Singapore Airlines, another airline ordered both Airbus A350s and Boeing 777Xs, as SQ only has A350-900s, their A350s' missions will rarely duplicate the future...

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by ronmk1986
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 111
Views: 25736

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

For North Asian carriers like EVA or ANA, North America West Coast like YVR, SFO (and LAX for ANA, maybe tough for TPE-LAX for EVA unless they limit some cargo loads) may be suitable. However, I suppose both ANA and EVA are going to use their Boing 787-10s predominantly for their intra-Asia and Ocea...

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by ronmk1986
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's intercontinental routes
Replies: 12
Views: 2937

Air Canada's intercontinental routes

Are AC's intercontinental routes mainly focus on O&D traffics between Canada and international?

Or, does AC heavily rely on connecting traffics to and from the US as well (especially for Asian and European routes), for their intercontinental routes?

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by ronmk1986
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?
Replies: 55
Views: 8149

Re: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?

United is not very close to OZ. Matter of fact at ICN UA is ground handled by KE! I guess it was true in the past, but I found UA now has their own ground staffs at ICN when I was taking UA 892 on 4th April. I also agree with what you said about the relationship between UA and OZ, definitely not th...

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by ronmk1986
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH expanding North America routes in 2020
Replies: 82
Views: 12052

Re: NH expanding North America routes in 2020

With all the traffic between Detroit and Japan due to the automotive industry perhaps DTW-NRT would be a good bet with the Japan based customer traffic not to mention the automotive cargo that would be the icing on the cake. 4 weekly to start. IMHO, Delta has already firmly established NRT-DTW rout...

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by ronmk1986
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Replace Singapore Airlines' A333 and B772 Routes
Replies: 27
Views: 4474

Re: What Would Replace Singapore Airlines' A333 and B772 Routes

I imagine the A350-900Rs they have on order (if not already taking delivery of). There are also the 787-10s coming into the fleet. That was my first thought too, but I’ve been hearing rumours circle that B773 and B77W could be used too If I am not mistaken, SQ is going to retire their classic B773 ...

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by ronmk1986
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa’s upcoming route change in Osaka
Replies: 9
Views: 3190

Lufthansa’s upcoming route change in Osaka

LH is shifting their service in KIX, from FRA to MUC, starting from 31st March. Anyone knows why LH is changing their route in KIX? Plus, which market mostly drives LH in KIX? Connecting traffic from KIX to Europe via Germany (or vice versa), or business+leasure O&D in KIX-FRA (soon to be KIX-MU...

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by ronmk1986
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes
Replies: 37
Views: 6208

Re: Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes

Virgin Atlantic destinations on non-US/Caribbean routes are there to either serve connections to USA or they have large codeshares to feed connections. Its the reason Dubai has been dropped as no connections and doesn't need a US feed: Lagos - feeds US traffic Johannesburg - feeds US traffic Delhi ...

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by ronmk1986
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?
Replies: 55
Views: 8149

Re: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?

Another tidbit - of 6.8 mil travelers between Korea and US, 85 percent was carrier by KE/OZ which enjoy point of sale advantages on both sides of the Pacific. Wow! KE and OZ are literally dominating the Korea-US market, a stark contrast to their long-haul markets in Europe, the Middle East, and Oce...

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by ronmk1986
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?
Replies: 55
Views: 8149

Re: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?

Another tidbit - of 6.8 mil travelers between Korea and US, 85 percent was carrier by KE/OZ which enjoy point of sale advantages on both sides of the Pacific. Wow! KE and OZ are literally dominating the Korea-US market, a stark contrast to their long-haul markets in Europe, the Middle East, and Oce...

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by ronmk1986
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?
Replies: 55
Views: 8149

Re: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?

Another tidbit - of 6.8 mil travelers between Korea and US, 85 percent was carrier by KE/OZ which enjoy point of sale advantages on both sides of the Pacific. Wow! KE and OZ are literally dominating the Korea-US market, a stark contrast to their long-haul markets in Europe, the Middle East, and Oce...

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by ronmk1986
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no non-stop Qantas flight to PEK&PVG from MEL?
Replies: 38
Views: 4319

Why no non-stop Qantas flight to PEK&PVG from MEL?

Qantas has been flying daily both to PEK and PVG from Sydney. I am wondering why QF does not have any PEK or PVG flight from Melbourne, as Melbourne is another main long-haul destination in Australia. Is that because there are not enough O&D (especially for business) between MEL-PVG or MEL-PEK, ...

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by ronmk1986
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?
Replies: 55
Views: 8149

Re: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?

From Europe, very few people would consider travelling to Southeast Asia or Oceania via ICN, especially after EK and QR (not so sure about EY) became behemoths in Europe-Southeast Asia+Oceania routes. Regarding Oceanian routes, I guess CX and SQ (plus TG and CZ in a lesser degree) easily dwarf KE a...

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by ronmk1986
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?
Replies: 55
Views: 8149

Re: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?

The other thing to remember is that UA has a joint-venture with ANA while it is only a Star Alliance partner with Asiana. It makes more sense to send passengers through their joint venture partner’s hub in NRT than through ICN. Except NH doesn't fly NRT-ICN! So UA traffic will all have to funnel th...

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by ronmk1986
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?
Replies: 55
Views: 8149

Re: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?

SE Asia would be the main market. Those Vietnamese and Thais and Filipinos (and also rest of SE Asia in general) has to go to US (especially West Coast) somehow. No, don’t give me the BS of “but there is ME3”.[/quote] I personally suppose the ME3s are competent only in the US East Coast&Chicago-...

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by ronmk1986
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?
Replies: 55
Views: 8149

Re: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?

UA has been flying to Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong from its hubs (at least from SFO, ORD, EWR) for a long time, and it seems all of those transpacific routes are firmly established. However, I found Seoul (about the similar size metropolitan area as Tokyo, Shanghai, or Beijing in Northea...

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by ronmk1986
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?
Replies: 55
Views: 8149

Re: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?

Ever since OZ reduced JFK down from 2x A380 to 1x A380/A350 I thought there was an opening for UA to fly from EWR. Kind of disappointing that out of all the 747 routes from SFO only ICN didn't get the 77W treatment and ended up with a meager 787 whereas KE went 2x daily. I wonder if there is room f...

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by ronmk1986
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?
Replies: 55
Views: 8149

Re: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?

Ever since OZ reduced JFK down from 2x A380 to 1x A380/A350 I thought there was an opening for UA to fly from EWR. Kind of disappointing that out of all the 747 routes from SFO only ICN didn't get the 77W treatment and ended up with a meager 787 whereas KE went 2x daily. I wonder if there is room f...

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by ronmk1986
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes
Replies: 37
Views: 6208

Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes

Who are the main customer group that feeds VS’ only two Northeast Asian destinations (HKG and PVG)? Local business O&D from both sides?

Plus, how come VS’ LHR-HKG and LHR-PVG have still been in serivce but not LHR-TYO?

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by ronmk1986
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?
Replies: 55
Views: 8149

Re: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?

KE and OZ both have strong presence to all of NYC, ORD and LAX. UA need not enter these markets by itself. However, given current financial situation of OZ, it seems likely that OZ cut some of North American routes, and UA might try to fill in by flying UA metal. Also note that premium passengers o...

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by ronmk1986
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?
Replies: 55
Views: 8149

Re: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?

Ionosphere wrote:
Didn't UA fly ORD-ICN in the past? I want to say about 15 years ago I saw a 777 boarding for ICN at ORD.


I guess you're referring the UA 881 (ORD-NRT-ICN) when NRT was a mini-hub for UA's Transpacific route except for Mainland China and Hong Kong.

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by ronmk1986
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?
Replies: 55
Views: 8149

Re: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?

KE and OZ both have strong presence to all of NYC, ORD and LAX. UA need not enter these markets by itself. However, given current financial situation of OZ, it seems likely that OZ cut some of North American routes, and UA might try to fill in by flying UA metal. Also note that premium passengers o...

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by ronmk1986
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?
Replies: 55
Views: 8149

Re: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?

UA has been flying to Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong from its hubs (at least from SFO, ORD, EWR) for a long time, and it seems all of those transpacific routes are firmly established. However, I found Seoul (about the similar size metropolitan area as Tokyo, Shanghai, or Beijing in Northea...

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by ronmk1986
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?
Replies: 55
Views: 8149

UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?

UA has been flying to Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong from its hubs (at least from SFO, ORD, EWR) for a long time, and it seems all of those transpacific routes are firmly established. However, I found Seoul (about the similar size metropolitan area as Tokyo, Shanghai, or Beijing in Northeas...

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by ronmk1986
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route
Replies: 31
Views: 4815

Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route

EK and QR have been flying Brazil&Argentina routes (EK - GRU, GIG, EZE, QR - GRU, EZE) from the mid-2010s. I'm sure there is a fair share of O&D traffic between South America and the Gulf region (especially to and from Dubai), but which markets are the main source of connecting passengers in...

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by ronmk1986
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines in Kangaroo route
Replies: 89
Views: 2209

Turkish Airlines in Kangaroo route

As we know, TK is going to get massive numbers of B787s and A350s in a few years. Is there going to be any chance for TK to start its non-stop flight to Sydney or Melbourne (possibly Brisbane) from Istanbul? If yes, are those potential routes going to target primarily for transfer passengers from Eu...

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by ronmk1986
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why there is no UA's transpacific routes from IAH except Tokyo NRT and Sydney, Australia?
Replies: 64
Views: 6919

Why there is no UA's transpacific routes from IAH except Tokyo NRT and Sydney, Australia?

As IAH is one of the major hubs of United Airlines, I have been curious why UA does not have any scheduled flight to Asia-Pacific except NRT and SYD, from IAH? Is codesharing with UA's Star Alliance partners, including NH, CA, and BR, more than enough to cover Asia-Southern USA traffic except for To...

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by ronmk1986
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United B78X IAD-PEK
Replies: 72
Views: 14201

Re: United B78X IAD-PEK

I was a bit surprised to find UA uses their B787-10 in IAD-PEK route, as I was guessing UA may try utilising their B787-10s in other transpacific routes like EWR-NRT or EWR-PEK first. Who are the primary customers of UA’s IAD-PEK route? Diplomats? I’m pretty sure the customer demographic in this rou...

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by ronmk1986
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t SQ fly to CTU?
Replies: 4
Views: 1364

Why doesn’t SQ fly to CTU?

I found MI (Silkair, SQ’s subsidiary carrier) flies to Chengdu twice per day with B737-800s. As I am guessing there are quite a few business traffics between Singapore and Chengdu, I am a bit surprised SQ does not send its wide-body plane up to CTU. Are double daily MI B737s more than enough for SIA...

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