In addition, BKK has a lot more fifth freedom routes that TG is competing against, such as EK SYD/AKL, QR HAN, BR LHR, CX SIN, and the 3-4 other non-local airlines flying BKK-HKG. And over at DMK, TZ KIX/NRT.
KUL only has a few competing on BKK-KUL and KL CGK.
AC can make YYZ-DXB work even with direct competition from EK. EWR-DXB does not have a nonstop flight, and I think UA is in a good position to start one. It's not really considered direct competition if the government restricts EK to fly 3x weekly YYZ-DXB. I also worth considering that none of the ...Jump to post
And it's not unreasonable to think that, given the rapid fire succession of United's 77W deliveries, it isn't economical for Zodiac to ramp up production speed for merely 14 planes worth of seats, and then fire the people they hired to do that extra work scope. And it's more economical to deliver t...Jump to post
But if DL and UA, as well as AA, want to have a significant presence in Asia, they've got to take the short-and-medium term financial hits and get back into these important SE Asian markets. Let me provide another example that illustrates the growing weakness of the U.S. Big3 in Asia. Take the NYT-...Jump to post
It could be argued these markets are so important to an international network that they should be flown by UA, DL and AA, even if the routes struggle to break even. Joint ventures are all very well and good. At some point, however, it's important to have your own metal doing the flying. It's not ne...Jump to post
The smart thing to do is to put the 77W into all 3/(4) HKG routes. HKG-SFO/ORD/EWR and thereby making HKG-SFO a 77W flight as well... Keep the product the same across one market before it gets deployed else where. Otherwise you'll have Polaris seats on SFO-HKG, pmUA J/F seats on ORD-HKG, and then p...Jump to post
Considering CX pulls 3 daily nonstops to HKG and NH/JL combined have 4 daily nonstops to TYO (HND + NRT), it is surprising that no US carrier flies such popular routes. AA and UA couldn't really compete with JL/NH to Tokyo in terms of service levels, and honestly a majority of passengers on this ro...Jump to post
I would counter all of the claims of people who say market size matters significantly with the example of YVR, where Vancouver's metro area is the same size as Portland's. And, while I'm aware that Vancouver acts as Canada's pacific gateway (and has significant ties to Hong Kong in particular), I s...Jump to post
While forward contracts are effective tools to manage currency fluctuations, but I would imagine that the airline would be earning the majority of its revenue in local currency, enough revenue in local currency that sales in foreign currency would have minimal effect on its financials, especially pr...Jump to post
If Delta is to completely dismantle their NRT hub and beyond NRT flying how will their viability as an Asian player be affected? AA doesn't serve, on its own metal, the destinations Delta does, and instead connects them on, I presume, JAL. So if this is the case, why from a business perspective, sh...Jump to post
Right now on Expedia, the cheapest tickets between OSL and AKL is 998 USD. That is with Singapore Airlines. The UA price in economy seems too expensive with 5654USD, when I can find SFO-AKL on UA for 1262 USD. The added 4392USD for the LAX-OSL segment says, we do not want you. The error page on DL ...Jump to post
Isn't this setup similar to LHR and the rest of UK, where LHR only serves a limited set of secondary cities in the UK. While I understand Japanese have a preference for flying JL/NH, there's a big assumption that secondary city passengers would HAVE to connect in TYO to reach their final destination...Jump to post
OMP777X wrote:I think we all know how well versed the news media is on aviation, after all they called the airline E.V.A. Air.
This is what happens when you use a little plane for a long route. In other parts of the world, a flight that is over 6 hours long is operated by a wide-body such as a 330, 340, 767, 777, or 787. I bet one of these days a U.S. carrier will try to operate a transpacific route on a narrow-body. In ot...Jump to post
Distance wise, it is shorter to go via Asia: PER-NRT-JFK: 11664 nm However I am not sure how long the wait is in NRT to make a OneWorld connection to/from PER. NRT-JFK has good frequency but the other major eastern US markets such as BOS, IAD, and PHL have very limited or nonexistent OW service fro...Jump to post
N62NA wrote:GVIIO wrote:Miami or what about Newark?
EWR would be nice to see, but unfortunately many of the Star Alliance carriers prefer to avoid EWR and concentrate on JFK instead.
What exactly are you trying to show though, comparing unaligned VS (who IINM has no apparent involvement in this deal) with random star carriers at LHR? At least even it out, and compare what's offered throughout Europe by AF+KL+AZ+SU+RO via LHR to what the Star carriers are offering... though not ...Jump to post
The same at LHR if you have VS working with them can help them fill with better profits, "Star" don't have anyone to help at those places. VS to where exactly? Beyond LHR routes for VS are really limited to DEL, DXB, JNB, LOS, HKG, and PVG. Whereas if people are flying AV to LHR, highly l...Jump to post
But still the premium fare out of CGK is most of the time higher than ex BKK and KUL. So I can't agree with you that BKK and KUL is wealthier and economically stronger. Fares are not indicative of a city's wealth, they are driven by capacity and demand. Premium fares ex-FIH and ex-LAD are also very...Jump to post
Importance does not constitute viability. If airlines flew routes purely based on importance, then we'd see routes like LAX-BKK, JFK-PPT, DXB-PTY and EWR-SIN still in existence. The reason why SE Asian airlines are scrambling to fly to the US, no matter at what cost, is driven by politics more than...Jump to post
Airports in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore don't have airports named after any individuals. I'm not aware of any in Thailand or Vietnam either. Vietnam has a whole city (Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon) named after a political figure. Yes but the airport itself, SGN, is called ...Jump to post
What about TPE? For a while, it was named Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport! TPE did a reversal, from Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. It's basically every airport Airports in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore don't have airports nam...Jump to post
CcrlR wrote:AMS on the other hand would be a challenge with KL & UA flying. the DFW route is doing ok and I don't know about the PHL one.
Do AA and AB have a joint venture / ATI? Otherwise isn't it moot to say AA will do X, AB will do Y, and EY will do Z. No, AB is not part of the TATL JV, only AA/BA/IB/AY/RJ. You are correct, AB starting ORD-DUS will not mean mean much for AA. Let's look at some facts: It may indeed be just a rumor ...Jump to post
A lot of great responses here, thank you for your insight. But I see one of the reasons put here are "unions" and I wonder, aren´t unions much more strong in Europe? Or since they're in two or more countries, the unions become less interested? I ask because I imagine that say, if a pilot ...Jump to post
Lets face it, Skyteam is NOT strong to Asia, and the DL flight JFK-NRT was the only non-stop "viable" option for Skyteam passengers to connect to the DL inter-Asia flights. I would argue that SkyTeam is the strongest in Asia, they have: KE, CZ, MU, MF, GA, CI, VN. And OW the weakest with ...Jump to post
A bigger question I have: with the exception of UA ex-EWR, why is it that NYC-Asia is now completely dominated by Asian carriers? Is there a bigger point here, that US carriers can only operate profitably to Asia from their big hubs, with the possible exception of LAX and markets not served by Asia...Jump to post
oldannyboy wrote:It happens every day, everywhere, but in America. It's one of America's oddities.
Most Asian airports (except for China airports), such as HKG, SIN, TPE, NRT, HND, BKK, KUL, ICN, list goes on...Jump to post
Not really. Nepal is a major tourist destination and Kathmandu Airport is of limited size, and can only handle a fairly small number of flights. I believe it has a complicated approach and take off pattern given the altitude. There is money to be made there in tourism and not many airlines fly ther...Jump to post
a380787 wrote:quite likely, especially considering their JV partner just announced 2nd daily on NRT-SGN, which connects very well to the mid-afternoon bank of to/from USA flights.
There's a lot of ORD-India traffic that SQ can tap into (and compete with the ME3 on; after all, their service is up to par with the likes of EK and QR, and they can also compete price wise if they really wanted to). SQ is already competing with ME3 on the AUS-EU kangaroo routes and that's not goin...Jump to post
airbazar wrote:Actually the difference between AC/BA/LH is not that great, in terms of states.
According to Wikipedia:
AC = 17
BA = 15
LH = 14