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Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9

Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:10 pm

New carrier Air Premia being formed by former Jeju Air CEO ( viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1394135 ) has selected the 787-9 as its fleet type.

The ‘hybrid’ carrier planning to focus on longhaul routes signed leases for 5 frames with first delivery commencing 2020. Initial routes mentioned are LA and SF Bay areas and carrier plans a fleet of 10 widebodies within first 5-years.


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Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:45 pm

Livery reminds me of Brussels Airlines.

Good to see Korea aviation continue to grow further afield. Tons of LCCs focusing on short-hauls, so be interesting to see longhaul version. Bay Area and LA especially are huge markets to Korea.
 
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:38 pm

Good luck to them.

Korea has already 2 major intercontinental airlines, that's already much for an country with a population of 51 million.

But if you want to start an airline with new airplanes, going with the 787 is safe bet. Also for the lessors of the plane.
 
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:36 pm

Yes Korea might have 2 intercontinental airlines, but the nation has very high travel propensity and some very large international markets that could use another player with a different concept.

Heck much smaller Taiwan will have 3 intercontinental airlines soon also.
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:04 pm

Besides fact of already having led one successful airline, this startup has the benefit of Korea-US being indeed a massive underlying market.

Just between Seoul and LAX, some 1.2mil flew the route in 2018, making it the largest US mainland to Asia airport pair. Just being able to garner a small share of the existing flow without even much stimulation will fill a daily 787.
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:08 pm

They should have no issues filing flights to California, especially if they can beat KE/OZ pricing by even a few dollars.
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:59 am

Does look a bit like Brussels Airlines.

Good luck to them. Atleast 787 is very efficient platform to utilize.
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Would this be a good jab at TPAC route for AUS?
 
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Would this be a good jab at TPAC route for AUS?


:shakehead:

As story indicates they are going for largely existing big Korea routes - LA, SF, Hawaii, YVR, Australia, not some long thin random route to Austin.
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Good luck to them.

Korea has already 2 major intercontinental airlines, that's already much for an country with a population of 51 million.

But if you want to start an airline with new airplanes, going with the 787 is safe bet. Also for the lessors of the plane.


The benefits of a growing economy.
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janders wrote:
tkoenig95 wrote:
Would this be a good jab at TPAC route for AUS?


:shakehead:

As story indicates they are going for largely existing big Korea routes - LA, SF, Hawaii, YVR, Australia, not some long thin random route to Austin.

Unfortunately you don't know much about tech hubs on either side of the Pacific, but small routes as such can be profitable if the cards are played correctly.
 
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janders wrote:
Yes Korea might have 2 intercontinental airlines, but the nation has very high travel propensity and some very large international markets that could use another player with a different concept.

Heck much smaller Taiwan will have 3 intercontinental airlines soon also.

Yea but most of the traffic is regional, meaning Koreans usually stick to nearby countries for vacation.
 
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LAXintl wrote:
Besides fact of already having led one successful airline, this startup has the benefit of Korea-US being indeed a massive underlying market.

Just between Seoul and LAX, some 1.2mil flew the route in 2018, making it the largest US mainland to Asia airport pair. Just being able to garner a small share of the existing flow without even much stimulation will fill a daily 787.


That's about 3,300 / day. But is that just O&D or total including connecting? That would make a big difference for the new independent carrier in terms of market opportunity.
 
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:33 pm

I definitely think a LCC model would work form Korea-LA/SF. Good markets for that model. I think we will see alot more ULCC long haul service coming soon.
 
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The livery does look very similar to SN :).

I wish the startup best. Maybe price is low enough that TPAC LCC trip from US (especially West Coast, but pretty much everywhere in US) to places around East/SE Asia is no longer a dream? Especially if there is some interlining agreements from Air Premia to one of the South Korean LCC (i.e. Jeju Air?)
 
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The livery does look very similar to SN :).

I wish the startup best. Maybe price is low enough that TPAC LCC trip from US (especially West Coast, but pretty much everywhere in US) to places around East/SE Asia is no longer a dream? Especially if there is some interlining agreements from Air Premia to one of the South Korean LCC (i.e. Jeju Air?)


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tkoenig95 wrote:
janders wrote:
tkoenig95 wrote:
Would this be a good jab at TPAC route for AUS?


:shakehead:

As story indicates they are going for largely existing big Korea routes - LA, SF, Hawaii, YVR, Australia, not some long thin random route to Austin.

Unfortunately you don't know much about tech hubs on either side of the Pacific, but small routes as such can be profitable if the cards are played correctly.

Just because AUS is a "tech hub" doesn't mean that the route will be profitable. :roll:
 
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Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:24 am

I wonder if Atlanta would be considered in the near future. After all, KE flies (currently) a daily 747-8 between ICN and ATL with a fairly good load factor, especially in the summer.
 
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LAXLHR wrote:
zakuivcustom wrote:
The livery does look very similar to SN :).

I wish the startup best. Maybe price is low enough that TPAC LCC trip from US (especially West Coast, but pretty much everywhere in US) to places around East/SE Asia is no longer a dream? Especially if there is some interlining agreements from Air Premia to one of the South Korean LCC (i.e. Jeju Air?)


It was on sale at the worldwide airline livery store! hahaha.


LOL and Eurowhite paint must be on sale.
 
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but small routes as such can be profitable if the cards are played correctly.

Would you mind citing some examples of such a route between east Asia and an FAA medium-hub US route?

Because from the looks of it: no, there's not much information to corroborate your claim at all....
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Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:37 am

They should start SEA so the market can be even more saturated!
 
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Longterm I suppose they'll be looking at flights to Europe, I wonder if Russia would be willing to give overflight rights to a third airline...
 
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UPlog wrote:
Livery reminds me of Brussels Airlines.


Always exciting to see a new carrier, especially when it's buying brand spanking state-of-the art planes. But does the tail graphic mean something? Perhaps if I knew what "Premia" meant, I might have a better idea. Is Premia a Korean term or something based on a Korean word?
 
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janders wrote:
Yes Korea might have 2 intercontinental airlines, but the nation has very high travel propensity and some very large international markets that could use another player with a different concept.

Heck much smaller Taiwan will have 3 intercontinental airlines soon also.


Hmmmm...I missed something, who's Taiwan's 3rd coming online?

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JAAlbert wrote:
UPlog wrote:
Livery reminds me of Brussels Airlines.


Always exciting to see a new carrier, especially when it's buying brand spanking state-of-the art planes. But does the tail graphic mean something? Perhaps if I knew what "Premia" meant, I might have a better idea. Is Premia a Korean term or something based on a Korean word?


It sounds like a made-up word based on the word "premium", reflecting that this is supposed to be a premium economy (not "Premium Economy", but premium economy experience, like jetBlue, or perhaps KE/JL/SQ economy) airline and not like a stripped-down, budget airline with sardine seating.
 
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Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:58 am

KE/OZ TPAC prices are quite high and there aren't much competition especially after NRT-HND split which kind of eliminated Japanese airlines from the market. This is one market where you expect to pay $1,200 at the very minimum, during low-seasons with bad connection times. If Premia can offer something like $1000~1200 round trip it will probably get quite good loads.
 
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tkoenig95 wrote:
janders wrote:
tkoenig95 wrote:
Would this be a good jab at TPAC route for AUS?


:shakehead:

As story indicates they are going for largely existing big Korea routes - LA, SF, Hawaii, YVR, Australia, not some long thin random route to Austin.

Unfortunately you don't know much about tech hubs on either side of the Pacific, but small routes as such can be profitable if the cards are played correctly.


Then why doesn't AUS have ICN service? All of the other airlines most not have the info you have.
 
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Asia could definitely use some more LHLCCs. Glad to see someone is taking that role up. If the price is right, they should be able to attract quite a few travellers, especially on the huge market that is ICN-LAX/SFO. I don't have doubts they can succeed in that environment, even though they have to find the right rate of expansion, to both be able to compete with the two majors in Korea successfully and to avoid a rapid expansion rate that could lead to a Primera, WOW, or Norwegian situation.
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I wonder what the response from KE and OZ will be - particularly KE potentially expanding Jin Air, who already have some long-haul destinations, like Australia.

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OA940 wrote:
Asia could definitely use some more LHLCCs. Glad to see someone is taking that role up. If the price is right, they should be able to attract quite a few travellers, especially on the huge market that is ICN-LAX/SFO. I don't have doubts they can succeed in that environment, even though they have to find the right rate of expansion, to both be able to compete with the two majors in Korea successfully and to avoid a rapid expansion rate that could lead to a Primera, WOW, or Norwegian situation.


planemanofnz wrote:
I wonder what the response from KE and OZ will be - particularly KE potentially expanding Jin Air, who already have some long-haul destinations, like Australia.

Cheers,

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tkoenig95 wrote:
Would this be a good jab at TPAC route for AUS?


:shakehead:

As story indicates they are going for largely existing big Korea routes - LA, SF, Hawaii, YVR, Australia, not some long thin random route to Austin.

It is also flying to place like Berlin, Cairns, Munich that doesn't have much service to Korea now, and it seems like it's also going to use the San Jose airport instead when flying to the bay area.
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Note: Air Premia have also revealed their planned configuration for their 789 planes, they will put 309 seats into the aircraft that include 56 Premium Economy seats with 42" seat pitch and 253 Economy seats with 35" seat pitch. They claim the premium economy seats can provide "business level comfort".
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c933103 wrote:
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Asia could definitely use some more LHLCCs. Glad to see someone is taking that role up. If the price is right, they should be able to attract quite a few travellers, especially on the huge market that is ICN-LAX/SFO. I don't have doubts they can succeed in that environment, even though they have to find the right rate of expansion, to both be able to compete with the two majors in Korea successfully and to avoid a rapid expansion rate that could lead to a Primera, WOW, or Norwegian situation.


planemanofnz wrote:
I wonder what the response from KE and OZ will be - particularly KE potentially expanding Jin Air, who already have some long-haul destinations, like Australia.

Cheers,

C.

I won't describe an airlines which is going to offer 35" seat pitch in economy class with free baggage and free meal and free wifi as LCC, although they claim their ticket price will be 10-20% less than legacy full service carriers


Wait did they actually say they were gonna have 35'' Y seats? Are you sure its not like Y+ or something?
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OA940 wrote:
c933103 wrote:
OA940 wrote:
Asia could definitely use some more LHLCCs. Glad to see someone is taking that role up. If the price is right, they should be able to attract quite a few travellers, especially on the huge market that is ICN-LAX/SFO. I don't have doubts they can succeed in that environment, even though they have to find the right rate of expansion, to both be able to compete with the two majors in Korea successfully and to avoid a rapid expansion rate that could lead to a Primera, WOW, or Norwegian situation.


planemanofnz wrote:
I wonder what the response from KE and OZ will be - particularly KE potentially expanding Jin Air, who already have some long-haul destinations, like Australia.

Cheers,

C.

I won't describe an airlines which is going to offer 35" seat pitch in economy class with free baggage and free meal and free wifi as LCC, although they claim their ticket price will be 10-20% less than legacy full service carriers


Wait did they actually say they were gonna have 35'' Y seats? Are you sure its not like Y+ or something?

Yes. 35 inch economy. Better than even Asiana and comparable to Y+ of some other airlines.
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Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:36 pm

Does anyone think their livery is similar to Brussels Airlines? :) KE and OZ beat them on that score.

I like the business model though. Starting small with a plane that can be moved easily mitigates a lot of risk.
 
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c933103 wrote:
OA940 wrote:
c933103 wrote:


I won't describe an airlines which is going to offer 35" seat pitch in economy class with free baggage and free meal and free wifi as LCC, although they claim their ticket price will be 10-20% less than legacy full service carriers


Wait did they actually say they were gonna have 35'' Y seats? Are you sure its not like Y+ or something?

Yes. 35 inch economy. Better than even Asiana and comparable to Y+ of some other airlines.


Holy mother of god that's awesome! So I guess they ARE a hybrid, a la jetblue or Interjet. So that should give them more range compared to other LCC configurations on the 789.
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c933103 wrote:
janders wrote:
tkoenig95 wrote:
Would this be a good jab at TPAC route for AUS?


:shakehead:

As story indicates they are going for largely existing big Korea routes - LA, SF, Hawaii, YVR, Australia, not some long thin random route to Austin.

It is also flying to place like Berlin, Cairns, Munich that doesn't have much service to Korea now, and it seems like it's also going to use the San Jose airport instead when flying to the bay area.


I would say that ICN-MUC is already well served with 6x weekly (soon daily) flights on LH.
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Hmmmm...I missed something, who's Taiwan's 3rd coming online?

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LAX772LR wrote:
tkoenig95 wrote:
but small routes as such can be profitable if the cards are played correctly.

Would you mind citing some examples of such a route between east Asia and an FAA medium-hub US route?

Because from the looks of it: no, there's not much information to corroborate your claim at all....

None as of yet (as you already know) but the 787 is made to connect mid-sized markets.
 
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LAXintl wrote:
BN747 wrote:
Hmmmm...I missed something, who's Taiwan's 3rd coming online?

BN747


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Thanks for that, someone actually clued me in on that awhile back and because the name 'Starlux' sounded so flimsy like 'California Pacific'...I just dismissed it as an insincere effort.

Guess I was wrong, looks as if they are dead serious, I guess we will see.

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tkoenig95 wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
tkoenig95 wrote:
but small routes as such can be profitable if the cards are played correctly.

Would you mind citing some examples of such a route between east Asia and an FAA medium-hub US route?

None as of yet (as you already know) but the 787 is made to connect mid-sized markets.

Indeed, but the 787 is made out of plastic, not magic.... there still has to be a compelling business/financial case to make such a route work.

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Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:29 am

Cairns might work. Jetstar have the 787 Japan shuttles daily between Tokyo and Osaka.

Mabye Gold Coast. Similar sort of crowd Jetstar 787 to Japan, Scoot 787 to Singapore.

Otherwise the major market with no Korean flights for some strange reason....Melbourne.
 
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Cairns might work. Jetstar have the 787 Japan shuttles daily between Tokyo and Osaka.

Mabye Gold Coast. Similar sort of crowd Jetstar 787 to Japan, Scoot 787 to Singapore.

Otherwise the major market with no Korean flights for some strange reason....Melbourne.


This new carrier would likely struggle on Australian service, given the significant seasonality of the market and the competition already in place.

MEL would likely be the one with the biggest opportunity, but can’t see this airline being the best to take advantage of that opportunity. KE or OZ would have a stronger overall chance of making it work, given the connectivity and alliance passenger base, but even KE has tried and failed in the Victorian capital already.
 
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Pudelhund wrote:
JAAlbert wrote:
UPlog wrote:
Livery reminds me of Brussels Airlines.


Always exciting to see a new carrier, especially when it's buying brand spanking state-of-the art planes. But does the tail graphic mean something? Perhaps if I knew what "Premia" meant, I might have a better idea. Is Premia a Korean term or something based on a Korean word?


It sounds like a made-up word based on the word "premium", reflecting that this is supposed to be a premium economy (not "Premium Economy", but premium economy experience, like jetBlue, or perhaps KE/JL/SQ economy) airline and not like a stripped-down, budget airline with sardine seating.


'Premia' is the plural of premium, although it's a rarely used word and is improper English when used outside of financial context (such as a modifying noun like the example above and in the context I suspect the company are using it). Its sounds somewhat similar to 'premier' when spoken.
 
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Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:49 am

Per aircraft valuation group Morten Beyer & Agnew, Premia has signed leases on 5 787-9s with 3 for delivery in 2020, and 2 in 2021.

I have not seen any further details as to who the lessor is, but suppose info should be coming out sooner or later.
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"Premia" is not improper English, it is Latin for "rewards".
 
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Trystar wrote:
Pudelhund wrote:
JAAlbert wrote:

Always exciting to see a new carrier, especially when it's buying brand spanking state-of-the art planes. But does the tail graphic mean something? Perhaps if I knew what "Premia" meant, I might have a better idea. Is Premia a Korean term or something based on a Korean word?


It sounds like a made-up word based on the word "premium", reflecting that this is supposed to be a premium economy (not "Premium Economy", but premium economy experience, like jetBlue, or perhaps KE/JL/SQ economy) airline and not like a stripped-down, budget airline with sardine seating.


'Premia' is the plural of premium, although it's a rarely used word and is improper English when used outside of financial context (such as a modifying noun like the example above and in the context I suspect the company are using it). Its sounds somewhat similar to 'premier' when spoken.


As a Korean, I can attest that Koreans like fancy-sounding Western words, even if they make zero sense. Case in point: Quadra Smartium (in addition to the countless examples you'll find throughout Korea.)
 
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Korean government issued approval for Air Premia. The airline has 2 years to commence operations.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ri-456334/
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