IATA airline search gives no info. on ME3 or did you mean middle-eastern carriers ?
ME3 is a collective code for Emirates, Etihad, Qatar trio.
Don't worry bro, you'll soon understand the various codes we use on Anet.
Just for your future reference :
EU3: British airways, Air France, Lufthansa trio
US3: American, Delta, United trio.
I think we should stop including Etihad in the group. Only EK and QR have a genuine worldwide network. This is no longer true for EY. If anything, TK (Turkish) should be included in the group, since it is a truly global airline, but I see TK as a European airline and not a Middle Eastern airline. (You are free to criticise me, but my stand on TK being European remains firm.) In any case, I always say ‘ME2’ and never ‘ME3’.
To return to the topic, @dtw2hyd is unfortunately correct. With the solitary exception of AF’s CDG-BLR, which is an existing route, no DL/AF/KL airline will fly anywhere in India other than DEL/BOM. (BLR is still not up to the level of the other two.) And now they are left stranded without a partner for onward domestic connections. Other airline groups—or, for that matter, 6E, SG and UK—are not willing to add too many European routes from BLR, MAA or HYD. For cities (like AMD) smaller than these (as well as CCU), going via DXB/DOH is the only option in the foreseeable future.
I think dtw2hyd's point was that he wants international connectivity from more tier 2 cities that fly somewhere other than the ME (and I am adding SE Asia). The main opportunity these cities had was through strong Indian airlines. With Jet's demise, Indigo and Spice will each try and fill the gap from BOM and DEL left by Jet's exit (putting off other cities for some time). This means all Tier 2 cities get is ME3. You seem to be happy with that, he is not. To each their own I guess.
I didn't see Jet and AI rushing to add direct connectivity from small cities? They only wanted us to funnel through BOM/DEL. IndiGo and SpiceJet have 100s of planes to take so even if their immediate concern is about grabbing slots at BOM/DEL they'll shift their focus to smaller cities sooner than later
Well Jet did, just to the ME. They also did launch BLR-AMS and MAA-CDG. Both of those flights were appreciated by Skyteam fliers. Plus the added frequency out of BOM did give tier 2 cities more timing options. My guess would be that dtw2hyd was hoping for a AMS-HYD flight either by KL or 9W. DTW is a sky team fortress, so that flight would have been a good add for sky team country. But all, that will not happen for awhile now. I am willing to bet there will be no longhair launch by either Spice or Indigo from a cities other than BOM, DEL or BLR for at least 5 years. The reason will be that they will launch their BOM flights and will struggle. EU-India fares are super cheap as is. Because they won't be making big profits, they can't subsidize the launch of even HYD-LGW. Willing to bet on this. But let's see. I hope I am wrong.
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