Coal wrote:(not sure of their coverage of SE Asia... is it better than CX?)
fusionliner wrote:They will also have the only non-stop SE Asia-NYC flight (at least until SQ starts their EWR flights) and are particularly strong in NA compared to many SE Asian carriers, so PR can definately bring value to GA and VN.
LAXintl wrote:The way alliances work, a member would need to help sponsor PR.
ShinyAndChrome wrote:If you ask me, PR is more likely to find a strategic/equity partner from a NE Asian airline like JL or KE than end up going through the whole alliance process.
janders wrote:Not sure what PR brings anyone?
OW - Cathay only few hundred miles away and probably largest foreign airline to MNL.
ST - Lots of nearby players - CI, VN, all the Chinese airlines, a bit further GA
*A - BR, TG, NH, SQ, CA, OZ, etc has region pretty well covered.
Imo they are probably more than a decade late to the game.
"The alliance membership will help give Philippine Airlines access to more interior points in Europe and North America, as well as the continents of Africa and South America where we can tap new sources of traffic,” he said.
Akiestar wrote:LAXintl wrote:The way alliances work, a member would need to help sponsor PR.ShinyAndChrome wrote:If you ask me, PR is more likely to find a strategic/equity partner from a NE Asian airline like JL or KE than end up going through the whole alliance process.
Rumor has it that NH was likely going to be a strategic equity partner and PR's sponsor into Star, so let's see what happens. PR does have a codeshare relationship with NH both on MNL-HND and on onward domestic service from FUK, KIX, NGO and HND/NRT to other points in Japan.
tipsyinmadras wrote:Among SkyTeam members, MU, CZ, MF, and CI all offer non-stop SE Asia-NYC flights.
flyingdoc787 wrote:Also, the writing is on the wall as regards DL's intra-Asian flights. With PR in ST, DL can go ahead and drop MNL and have their pax (and they have a lot of loyal Filipino flyers) connect on KE via ICN or PR can even expand their US operations to include MSP or DTW. That's not too far-fetched considering they are already flying to New York and Toronto. Or DL could launch their own nonstop service to MNL from the US.
3AWM wrote:I think the clue is in the article:Only *A has the connections to do this. It doesn't matter that *A is over-represented in SE Asia PR will not be a hub it will be a feeder to other *A hubs, ET, TK, AC, NH, SQ etc.
Akiestar wrote:Time to bump this up with some news: PR is eyeing a deal with a strategic investor within the first six months of this year.
If, let's say. NH decides not to be that strategic investor, I wonder who that could be? There's a rumor that DL backed off (though I've not seen it anywhere except in the comments section of TPG), but I guess all bets are off at this point.
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