Bigant0408 wrote:Zbogart757 wrote:Bigant0408 wrote:This is good news to see about PHL overall for 2018 for passenger growth
https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphi ... since.html
Awesome to see PHL finally start growing again, now if we can get the traffic numbers back up. In another article there’s a photo with a China Southern B787 model in the background with the ceo of PHL, I may be just over thinking it but could they be hinting new service coming soon with them leaving SkyTeam and expanding codeshares with AA.
This article below shows China Southern intent for future destinations and PHL unfortunately didn't make the cut granted the article is from Sept '18 and things have changed since then with them pulling out of SkyTeam but who knows. Yea I completely agree having any service to China would be great but I still feel it's going be a few years before any route is created. Hope I'm wrong.
https://ftnnews.com/aviation/34947-abou ... -guangzhou
China Southern and AA announced a deeper relationship this week including earning and redeeming miles, although if they were looking at connecting to AA hubs, I'd put DFW and ORD before PHL.
From the BizJournals article: "Many Philadelphia-area companies do business in China, including Bassetts Ice Cream and the Chester County Economic Development Council..." They couldn't have picked better Philly-area companies as examples? Comcast is expected to make a billion dollars in revenue there in 2020, SAP has offices throughout China, etc.