CPS001 wrote:adi00654 wrote:Adipocere wrote:I am shocked at what happened on the India side. I can’t think of any other major airline that flies to BLR that already doesn’t fly to BOM and DEL. It’s shocking that AA bypassed India’s Tier 1 cities in DEL, BOM, CCU and MAA and went straight to BLR. MAA is southern India’s premier gateway city and has been shockingly bypassed. I hope AA knows it’s geography with this plan..
FYKI,BLR has already surpassed MAA long ago and it's now the south India's premier gateway.It relatively has more pax numbers and third leading airport in India.BLR is a tier 1 city.
Next in the lot UA SFO-BLR.
In terms of numbers, BLR is #5 in international pax, behind MAA and even COK. Not denying that international isn't growing, but it will be a few years before they overtake MAA. Most of the growth is due to IndiGo's hub.
That being said, congrats to BLR and a refreshing change to BOM/DEL for US flights.
COK's main traffic is to middle-east while MAA's is to SE Asia. BLR has more traffic to Europe & US. That's why you have more European airlines serving BLR compared to MAA/HYD. There are no European airlines serving COK/CCU.