|Quoting PHX787 (Reply 96):|
That's enough for a daily low-densidty JL or NH int'l 787, is it not?
Depends on the yield. That's enough to fill a single daily widebody, but just barely, so yields would have to be pretty good. Edit: As noted below, PDEW to ASIA not to any specific destination. That would be decent for NRT, but not spread across a few places.
To your second point: again, it may well be growing, and I'd bet it is. But how much, how fast, and at what price is that group willing to travel? Correct answers: not enough, not fast enough, and not high enough.
So it's growing indeed, but that has zero relevance to a European flight on BA
. That only says there is sufficient traffic to the UK and some onward European (and other random) connections, nothing about Asia. BA
just says that PHX
can support int'l service to one place, once a day. That's it, nothing more.
And yet again, you continue to rely on "contacts", all of which are unnamed, or like your infamous pilot stories, uncredible by nature. There is nothing you've provided here that is solid, verifiable evidence from a credible and knowledgeable source. Maybe your contact is spot-on, but nobody relevant has publicly stated anything about Asia from PHX
. What I mean by relevant: someone in route planning or revenue management from an airline mentioning serious consideration being given to such service (emphasis on serious, not just "well we might take a look at this someday"), or a credible airport source with material knowledge of substantive, latter-stage negotiations with a carrier(s), or a known expert in the field who has weighed in with a considered opinion and analysis.
For example, there was an article a couple months ago saying that the KCAB was in negotiations with B6
to lure them to CVG
. There hasn't been anything else since to indicate that B6
is doing anything other than testing the waters and seeing what might be on the table or potentially profitable. That doesn't warrant us saying that B6
is nigh coming to our beloved CVG
. Likewise, talk of PHX
-Asia is speculation at best at this point. If you have a knowledgeable and credible source like I described above, then fine. But to my knowledge no one has produced such confirmation.
[Edited 2013-02-09 11:51:22]