Sorry, I could only find a link in Japanese.
Reuters is reporting that, "Restriction on airport curfews is really affecting profits in its three markets in Japan."
Currently QR flies into KIX, HND, and NRT. HND and NRT were added to their route network in recent years and the curfew at NRT combined with the horrible slot times at HND might be part of the reason, but why would KIX which is unrestricted have an effect on their profits due to airport curfew?
It just seems to me that they added both NRT and HND in a relatively short time span. They should have matured at least one market before starting HND. So, does this also apply for the other Middle Eastern carriers in the Tokyo market (EK and EY).
I think the winner out of the ME carriers is the PEK-NGO flown by EY. They cater primarily to Chinese tourists and the outbound Japanese market shouldn't really matter to them.
Any thoughts are appreciated!!!
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