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Beijing Capital Airlines Coming To YVR

Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:41 pm

Looks like another carrier coming to Vancouver,

Beijing Capital Airlines flying 3 times weekly from Hangzhou via Qingdao

URL: http://www.yvr.ca/en/media/news-release ... l-airlines


“We are thrilled Beijing Capital Airlines has chosen YVR as its first entry point into North America,” said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “Beijing Capital Airlines is the sixth airline to serve YVR from mainland China – two more than any other airport in North America or Europe. It is a true testament to YVR’s position as a connecting hub to the Asia-Pacific region, and to YVR’s competitiveness in attracting new carriers.”
 
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Re: Beijing Capital Airlines Coming To YVR

Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:59 pm

YVR has way better international service than SEA.
Why endure the nightmare and congestion of LAX when BUR, LGB, ONT & SNA is so much easier to fly in and out of. Same with OAK & SJC when it comes to SFO.
 
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Re: Beijing Capital Airlines Coming To YVR

Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:28 am

dc10lover wrote:
YVR has way better international service than SEA.


That's probably true, but SEA is getting better. Also, YVR is very accessible to the Seattlelites! I have a coworker who is very excited about this new flight.
 
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Re: Beijing Capital Airlines Coming To YVR

Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:24 am

I'd rather not have this joke of an airline, together with Xiamen and Sichuan, and have EK serve YVR instead just like SEA.
These flights are not driven by economics.
 
Topguncanada
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Re: Beijing Capital Airlines Coming To YVR

Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:30 am

VCEflyboy wrote:
I'd rather not have this joke of an airline, together with Xiamen and Sichuan, and have EK serve YVR instead just like SEA.
These flights are not driven by economics.


How would EK serving YVR be driven by economics as compared to the examples you have provided?
 
Jayce
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Re: Beijing Capital Airlines Coming To YVR

Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:01 am

Topguncanada wrote:
VCEflyboy wrote:
I'd rather not have this joke of an airline, together with Xiamen and Sichuan, and have EK serve YVR instead just like SEA.
These flights are not driven by economics.


How would EK serving YVR be driven by economics as compared to the examples you have provided?


Agree with Topguncanada. According to Wikipedia, these two cities have a combined population of over 27 million people. YVR gives them access to a large percentage of North America.

I wonder if they'll codeshare with WestJet on this one?
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Re: Beijing Capital Airlines Coming To YVR

Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:25 am

dc10lover wrote:
YVR has way better international service than SEA.

Vancouver is a more international city than Seattle.
 
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Re: Beijing Capital Airlines Coming To YVR

Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:56 am

wow thats a nice add! i guess asian carriers really prefer YVR over LAX...
for most people the sky is the limit. for those who love aviation, the sky is home...
 
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Re: Beijing Capital Airlines Coming To YVR

Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:13 am

I'm curious why does Beijing capital operate under a different brand to Hainan? Would it not make sense to have a larger brand for a better global awareness
 
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Re: Beijing Capital Airlines Coming To YVR

Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:51 am

I've always wondered, why many chinese airline have a stop over in their own country? Is it purely to increase load factor or is it a trick to overcome the 'one airline on one route' rule?
 
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Re: Beijing Capital Airlines Coming To YVR

Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:14 am

It's no surprise that more Chinese carriers are picking YVR with all of the real estate investments and booming tourism in BC. It's pretty impressive that with the addition of Beijing Capital, not only does YVR break its own record but it has more Chinese mainland carriers than any other airport in North America. That's definitely going to drive down airfares between YVR and Asia on a more long term basis. But I wonder if we'll ever get an A380 service to YVR from China just like LAX with China Southern?

http://www.jetbc.com/2016/08/beijing-ca ... ights.html
 
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Re: Beijing Capital Airlines Coming To YVR

Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:32 am

VCEflyboy wrote:
I'd rather not have this joke of an airline, together with Xiamen and Sichuan, and have EK serve YVR instead just like SEA.
These flights are not driven by economics.


There's obviously demand for China-YVR considering how huge the China market is, so what's the problem with new service by carriers not currently operating? China has dozens of cities many times bigger than YVR that still lack any transpacific service. There's plenty of room for new service in additional markets.
 
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Re: Beijing Capital Airlines Coming To YVR

Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:59 am

Jayce wrote:
Topguncanada wrote:
VCEflyboy wrote:
I'd rather not have this joke of an airline, together with Xiamen and Sichuan, and have EK serve YVR instead just like SEA.
These flights are not driven by economics.


How would EK serving YVR be driven by economics as compared to the examples you have provided?


Agree with Topguncanada. According to Wikipedia, these two cities have a combined population of over 27 million people. YVR gives them access to a large percentage of North America.

I wonder if they'll codeshare with WestJet on this one?


Sichuan is not a city, it is a province.
 
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Re: Beijing Capital Airlines Coming To YVR

Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:20 am

usflyer123 wrote:
wow thats a nice add! i guess asian carriers really prefer YVR over LAX...


The YVR-China market is massive and is only growing, plus as of right now YVR is far less saturated than LAX and is one of the most efficient transit hubs on the west coast.
 
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Re: Beijing Capital Airlines Coming To YVR

Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:39 am

MaxxFlyer wrote:
Jayce wrote:
Topguncanada wrote:

How would EK serving YVR be driven by economics as compared to the examples you have provided?


Agree with Topguncanada. According to Wikipedia, these two cities have a combined population of over 27 million people. YVR gives them access to a large percentage of North America.

I wonder if they'll codeshare with WestJet on this one?


Sichuan is not a city, it is a province.


I probably should've been a little more clear, I was referring to the combined population of Hangzhou and Qingdao.
"Trying is the first step towards failure" -Homer Simpson
 
MaxxFlyer
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Re: Beijing Capital Airlines Coming To YVR

Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:47 pm

Jayce wrote:
MaxxFlyer wrote:
Jayce wrote:

Agree with Topguncanada. According to Wikipedia, these two cities have a combined population of over 27 million people. YVR gives them access to a large percentage of North America.

I wonder if they'll codeshare with WestJet on this one?


Sichuan is not a city, it is a province.


I probably should've been a little more clear, I was referring to the combined population of Hangzhou and Qingdao.


Gotcha, didn't mean to come off as sarcastic.

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