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South East Asia-Bangkok?-Middle East Why?

Wed May 11, 2011 4:34 am

Why do most flights from south Hong Kong and other cities in south east Asia stop in Bangkok before going onto the middle east? Why not nonstop.
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RE: South East Asia-Bangkok?-Middle East Why?

Wed May 11, 2011 4:51 am

I bet it has something to do with demand, but I can't figure out why.

Also, are you sure about this? Emirates and Qatar seem to be all over the place.
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RE: South East Asia-Bangkok?-Middle East Why?

Wed May 11, 2011 4:55 am

Well, all of these airlines have nonstops both ways, in some cases multiple:

(I just plugged in nonstop to DXB from their respective hubs)

Malaysian (Stops in Karachi, not BKK)

Those are 4 Major airlines from both Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

Islam only accounts for 4 percent of the population, so I guess I'm as stumped as you do. I think you saw this more like 5-10 years ago instead of today. Can you give me some examples? Of course there are many other routes I guess you could come up with.


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RE: South East Asia-Bangkok?-Middle East Why?

Thu May 12, 2011 4:20 pm

1. Cargo loads (and it's 5th freedom rights)
2. 5th Freedom rights (pax)
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