SeaEagle8 wrote:qf789 wrote:Qantas says their first priority with BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD is to make them daily, they also say BNE may see other US routes in the future such as DFW and SEA
https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-eyes-fu ... paign=news
If this is their “first priority” they may want to hurry up and order more aircraft.
There aren’t anymore widebodies on order after the last 6 789s arrive.
QF are very good with marketing and PR - these kind of comments will be received very well by the media and will create fodder for lots of articles = free publicity for the airline. Certainly no criticism of the airline, if anything, they need to give their marketing/PR team good bonuses!
I have no doubt though that QF's intention would be to make these routes both daily in time. It seems to generally be QF's aim of most international routes to build them up to daily service. My guess is that these will become daily at the time of sunrise and that BNE-ORD will go to SYD and BNE-SFO will take over the balance of frequencies left from ORD, making it daily as well.
QF have been very considered in its approach to international flying, they have opened up a number of new routes, while keeping capacity under control. My guess is that we will see some extra 789s ordered, but its important to keep in mind that to some extent the Project Sunrise aircraft will replace some 789s (and free them up for other missions). Primary example being the 789s used on MEL-PER-LHR will eventually replaced with the sunrise aircraft and same for BNE-ORD.