Another demanded route in this forum, DFW-NGO for Toyota drives me nuts. Did anyone fly LAX-NGO for Toyota when Toyota was in Torrence? Just curious.
JL has recently operated some repatriation flights to NGO from DFW.
UA used to fly SFO-NGO in the past, but there is a high-tech presence in both Greater Nagoya and the San Francisco Bay Area with Brother Industries being headquartered in Nagoya and with many high-tech companies having headquarters in Silicon Valley. UA also offered 1-stop connecting service between LAX and NGO through SFO prior to dropping SFO-NGO nonstop service.
In addition to Toyota having its North American headquarters in Plano, there are also some Toyota factories in the Southern U.S., Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. There are also some Toyota employees who need to connect to places such as BJX, EZE, HSV, MEM, SAT, and GRU from NGO (or vice versa) through DFW on AA, and AA adding NGO-DFW nonstop service would provide 1-stop connectivity from NGO to places in the Southern U.S. and Latin America where Toyota has factories.
Also, DFW-KIX is demanded for less traffic. Who will support this route? What does it offer that DTW and ORD don’t offer?
Osaka-based Kubota has its North American headquarters in Grapevine, TX near DFW Airport. Higashiosaka-based Kinki Sharyo, who manufactures the DART Light Rail trains, has a facility near Fair Park in Dallas. Some of the Toyota suppliers are headquartered in the Keihanshin (Kyoto/Osaka/Kobe) region.
There are also many global Japanese companies that are household names in America that are headquartered in the Keihanshin (Kyoto/Osaka/Kobe) region, including Asics, Kawasaki, Kyocera, Nintendo, Nissin Foods, Panasonic, Sanyo, and Sharp. Osaka-based Beam Suntory owns some Kentucky bourbon and tequila brands that are well-known in the United States, including Jim Beam, Maker's Mark, and Sauza.
There is currently no nonstop service to DTW or ORD from KIX, even though KIX might be able to support nonstop service from ORD with the business travel that is there to some Eastern U.S. cities such as Chicago, Newark, New York City, Louisville, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis from the Keihanshin region (and vice versa).
JL adding KIX-SEA nonstop service might be a possibility with (a) Kyoto-based Nintendo having its North American headquarters in Redmond, WA in the Greater Seattle Area and (b) the connections that could be offered through SEA to destinations such as ORD, CVG, DFW, DAL, IND, JFK, and EWR.