Old Apr 14, 05, 6:02 pm
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Winnipeg, MB, CANADA
Posts: 504
Potential routes for NW to transatlantic destinations Western and Central Eurasia

[As I am based in YWG, I would really like KL in partnership with NM to lauch a YWG-AMS nonstop, but I know that this flight would not be financially profitable.]

The United Kingdom and Eire
I think that nonstops from DTW, MSP and other large mainland NW stations (like LAX, SFO, SEA and JFK) to regional cities outside of Greater London would take advantage of the fact that the UK and Eire are closer the US than AMS. If NW could winglet all some of its 756s, it could deploy them internationally on missions such as DTW-GLA and DTW-SNN-DUB. When more A332s arrive routes like LAX-MAN or SEA-GLA may become more feasable.

Mainland Europe
With AF and NW already annoucing flights from MSP and DTW to CDG, NW could be poised to launch MSP/DTW other SkyTeam hubs.

The Near East, North Africa and the Middle East
I think that traffic to the Near East and Middle east will continue to grow over the next 10 years however security issue will hold back any NW and all US airlines from growing flights to this area of the world.

The Indian Subcontinent
I would think nonstop routes to India might be the thing in the 10 years. I think that if NW acquires the 772LR, A345 or 747Advanced NW may be able to omit the AMS stop and launch DTW-BOM nonstop.
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