tphuang wrote:airbazar wrote:adamh8297 wrote:They may be too late to the party.
I would argue it's now or never. Because of the troubles in Hong Kong there's going to be room for a new carrier to pick up all of those passengers that are avoiding connecting in HKG.
I think the weakness in HKG will persist for a while. TPE is a pretty good transit point to southeast asia and Australia, much better than NRT/ICN if you look at the frequency of flights from TPE to the various Southeast Asia destinations and it's a really nice airport. The only problem is TPE is not as large of a business center as some of the heavy weights around which would limit the high yielding premium cabin O&D stuff.
You forgot China (and India). Although both are too far south TPE is a better hub to connect to China than HKG which is even further south. And it would add the sorely missed (IMO), BOS-Asia Star Alliance link.