Anyone know what the most likely new intl routes from ORD are?
I guess syd/ Mel or tlv, is it possible for sq to reach ORD? Also possibly lisbon? Or maybe Johannesburg? Sorry I’m just thinking off the top of my head
It's said that if/when AA and QF get their long-sought joint venue Qantas will inaugurate SYD-ORD.... we'll see about that.
One of the most commonly predicted routes from O'Hare is TLV, either by UA or LY. I've read that it's on El Al's radar, so to speak.
IMHO JNB is highly unlikely due to distance and elevation, but somebody probably said that about ADD, so...
Others brand new international routes that aren't currently flown nonstop by anyone...
South America is only represented by Bogota and Sao Paulo currently. Lima or Buenos Aires?
Japan: KIX has been tried and failed, but that was before 788's. I wouldn't hold my breath, however.
Chinese carriers have hinted about various secondary cities to ORD. IWHMB
Philippine has mentioned MNL. IWHMB
Europe: Really not many likely destinations are left... Oslo? Berlin? Someone else takes up MXP now that Air Italy has passed on it?
Have at it Boys and Girls!
As mentioned above, LIS starts 6/1.
MXP was supposed to start in May on Air Italy, but that has been pushed back a year (if it ever starts). UA? AA dropped.
Europe / Middle East:
MAN: AA flew this for almost 30 years and dropped it. Thomas Cook, UA or BA?
OSL: SK or UA. More likely UA as SK doesn't do much out of OSL.
PRG: Been rumored, but nothing yet.
DUS: Tried and failed by both alliances. UA 767?
TXL: Tried and failed by AA, but UA / LH?
HAM: UA or LH?
SVO/DME: AA failed. SU? S7 if they get widebodies?
KBP: More likely than Moscow due to VFR (but low-yielding).
BEG: VFR, but low-yielding.
ZAG: VFR, but low-yielding.
SOF: VFR, but low-yielding.
OTP: VFR, but low-yielding.
TLV: LY when the 788s arrive. UA possibly, but hasn't done much at ORD lately due to lack of widebody gates.
CAI: Star hub, but not likely.
CMN: One hub route and being flown from BOS. Possibly.
JNB: No, nonstop westbound impossible. SA proposed ORD via DKR, but dropped before started. ET seems to be doing well as flights increased. Possibly via west Africa?
LIM: Possibly with alliances.
EZE: Extremely seasonal. UA filled a 744 in December, but couldn't fill an E175 in June.
SCL: Cargo route, but probably not enough traffic to fill a flight with passengers.
BOM: Most likely
KIX: With a 787, possible, but probably not realistic.
MNL: Has been discussed, but yield would be in the toilet.
SIN: Possibly on SQ via Asia or non-stop (not via Europe).
CTU: Has been talked about by HU.
HND: JL likely to fly this (one to NRT and one to HDN). AA likely to leave ORD-Asia for good (focus on DFW and LAX, even though LAX is supposedly bleeding). UA possibly.
BNE: If AA / QF JV is approved, this is a given per QF CEO
SYD: If AA / QF JV is approved and Project Sunrise works out.North America:
YEG: If economy gets better?
YQR: AC/UA can make these smaller markets work?
YXE: AC/UA can make these smaller markets work?
YQT: AC/UA can make these smaller markets work?
YYB: AC/UA can make these smaller markets work?
YXU: AC/UA can make these smaller markets work?
YKF: AC/UA can make these smaller markets work?
YYT: AC/UA can make these smaller markets work?
YLW: AC/UA can make these smaller markets work?
YMM: AC/UA can make these smaller markets work?
QRO: AA or UA?
MLM: AA or UA?
PBC: AA or UA?
ZCL: AA or UA?
DGO: AA or UA?
SLP: AA or UA?Domestic:
STS: AA or UA?
TLH: AA or UA?
SHV: AA or UA?
BTR: AA or UA?
MGM: AA or UA?
AMA: AA or UA?
LBB: AA or UA?
DAB: AA or UA?
MRY: AA or UA?
SBB: AA or UA?
ONT: AA or UA?
BFL: AA or UA?
BUR: AA or UA?
MFE: AA or UA?
HLN: AA or UA?
BZM: AA or UA?
MED: AA or UA?
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