A whole thread dedicated to Long Haul development out of CPH.
Currently being served Non-Stop, Scheduled
EWR - SK, CAL
IAD - SK
SEA - SK
ORD - SK
ATL - Delta
SFO - SK 2008
DXB - SK
DEL - SK 2008
NRT - SK
BKK - SK, TG
SIN - SQ
PEK - SK
ISB/LHE - PK
DAM - RB
THR - IR
That leaves quite a few of the worlds largest airports un-served according to this list from CPH:
# Airport City Departing Passengers
1 LAX Los Angeles 29.929
2 SFO San Francisco 26.669
3 JFK New York - JFK Airport 26.223
4 MIA Miami International 20.406
5 HKG Hong Kong International 18.262
6 HKT Phuket 18.126
7 BOS Boston Logan Int. 17.588
8 MCO Orlando International 15.970
9 MNL Manila 13.983
10 YYZ Toronto 13.238
11 SGN Ho Chi Minh City 12.287
12 ICN Inchon Int. Airport 11.271
13 AES Aalesund Vikra 10.672
14 JNB Johannesburg 10.632
15 LAS Las Vegas McCarran Intl. 10.015
16 YVR Vancouver 9.563
17 HAN Hanoi Gialam 9.374
18 KBP Kiev Borispol 9.263
19 DEL Delhi 9.059
20 NAP Napoli 8.856
21 GRU Sao Paolo Guarulhos Airport 8.532
22 ZAG Zagreb 8.460
23 SAN San Diego Intl. 8.248
24 MSP Minneapolis 8.142
25 CPT Cape Town 7.870
SFO and DEL has already been announced for 2008. But what will be next for SK and CPH?
New routes / Airlines:
- DXB - has EK dropped all plans of serving CPH since SK now flies to DXB?
- CPT/JNB - SA has served CPH in the past, but isn't exactly flourishing and making money on their EU Long Hauls. Would SK consider service to SA or other parts of Africa?
- GRU/GIG - Varig is not likely to return to CPH in the near future. Could we see TAM or SK picking up the slack?
- KIX/NGO - NRT is a moneymaker for SK. What other markets could we see from CPH?
- PEK/PVG/HKG - SK recently pulled out of PVG and launched ARN-PEK instead. Will we see ARN going daily, before a return of CPH-HKG.
- JFK - Will Delta start service? JFK is the 3rd largest un-served market from CPH.
- LAX - Will UA start service? Star-Alliance partner UA is missing in CPH. Service from ORD, IAD or SFO doesn't make sense with SK on these routes. How about LAX? UA has a phenomenal presence and LAX is the single largest market without non-stop service from CPH.
- YYZ - AC has previously served the route with very decent loads. I don't know about the yield though.
- ICN - Korean must be coming to CPH soon. Business between DK and S.Korea is booming, and Korean seems very eager to expand. I never quite understood why they chose to serve PRG before more established/mature markets.
- PHL - Could we see US move from ARN to CPH or even serve both?
- TG - Possibility of seeing A380 on the route or increasing to 10x weekly, with 3 continuing to OSL (Has been rumoured before, but never materialised). Would a route from HKT be viable? HKT is high in the top 25 in spite of several charters doing CPH-HKT.
- SQ - has flown to CPH for years. It is long overdue for an increase in frequency. How is SQ Cargo doing in CPH?
- OSL - That airport is growing and attracting a lot of new european service. CO is doing very well on their route to EWR. SK is not likely to expand IC from OSL due to focus on CPH/ARN and having the wrong equipment, but will OSL be able to lure other Long Haul airlines in competition with CPH?
- ARN - seems to be strugling with limited growth. Recently overtaken by OSL in terms of passengers. Succesfully attracted MH on KUL-ARN-EWR, US to PHL and now DL to ATL. Will Emirates choose ARN over CPH? In what aspects are ARN more attractive than CPH? Sweden is of course a bigger country/market, but 50% of Sweden has easier access to CPH than to ARN, and combined with the rest of DK, would make CPH the absolutely most attractive candidate for IC service. Does anyone know the yield or loads for the services out of CPH and ARN for comparison?
- HEL - AY has it's eyes set on Asia and is quite succesful. What impact has AY expansion had on SK service out of CPH? From who are the AY passengers coming? Are they growing the EU-ASIA market or simply stealing from others? Will HEL be able to attrach IC carriers or rely solely on service by AY?
Connecting point from the Baltics
The baltics are growing, yet neither of the markets seem large enough for significant IC service. Would it make any sense for SK, Air Baltic and Estonian (all part of the SK group of airlines) to establish a TATL scissor hub in CPH like seen in BRU by Jet? Having same-plane service from either of the baltic countries and even LED.