zakuivcustom wrote:J343 wrote:If KE can serve ATL-ICN with DL, then I dont see a reason why CX can't do the same. If I am not mistaken, KE's past relationship with DL hasn't been the very best compared to AA-CX. Frankly, apart from DFW, I can't think of any other US cities CX can start services to, perhaps MIA which had been discussed several times. HNL which could potentially be a KA route. LAS is another one that comes into mind.
Totally different market. KE had been flying to ATL for years, albeit not always non-stop (I saw SEL-ORD-ATL circa 1999). The Korean population in Atlanta area is big.
Otherwise, HNL is the largest unserved market out of HKG:
https://www.anna.aero/2019/03/06/100-ro ... p-service/
But if you calculate the PDEW it's still only about 73 PDEW. Not quite large enough to fill a plane.
Thanks for the information. I never realised KE has been serving ATL for a while. Comparing KE and CX, KE has a much larger presence in the US and CX comes second (correct me if I am wrong, JAL could be bigger for all I know). SAN is also another destination I think CX could start with the A359; perhaps 3x/ week.