BoeingGuy wrote:SonaSounds wrote:BoeingGuy wrote:
This is a bit misleading. SJC had no long haul international flights a few years back. Five new long haul international flights were added left and right. Two have since been discontinued - both of which I predicted would be the weaker ones not likely to last.
CA, LH, and AM added new flights and dropped them. BA, NH and HU added flights and they remain.
SJC has one flight to Europe and two to Asia. That's three more long haul international flights than they had six years ago. It's hardly correct to say that SJC has been losing long haul international service left and right.
I mean by your argument one could say that half the new long haul service that started in the last 6 years has failed, no? I wouldn't consider that very successful.
Or you could say that airlines over expanded at SJC and are now right sizing. I thought LH was a shoot-from-the-hip response to BA starting SJC. CA seemed similar. I'd like to see HU try SJC-PVG since they already serve SJC.
BA starting OAK-LGW was also a response to Norwegian. I didn't think that would last either.
AM has a history of dartboard expansion and contraction (e.g. PDX-MEX). They started SJC-GDL when two other carriers already serve the market.
Didn’t AM also drop some other large stations like BOS at the same time? That’s hardly a reflection on only SJC.