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Will LY open new long haul routes outside of the USA?

Old Mar 21, 19, 1:15 am
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Will LY open new long haul routes outside of the USA?

Does LY plan to open new long haul routes outside of the USA?

PVG? DEL? MEX? HND?ICN?
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Old Mar 21, 19, 3:59 pm
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Originally Posted by LY777 View Post
Does LY plan to open new long haul routes outside of the USA?

PVG? DEL? MEX? HND?ICN?
The only one that is remotely possible is PVG, but there is already competition on the route and I'm pretty sure that China still applies the "One Carrier" rule.

If anything, I could see LY adding a few token European destinations here and there.
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Old Mar 21, 19, 4:06 pm
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Don’t both LY and Hainan serve PEK?
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Old Mar 21, 19, 6:24 pm
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Originally Posted by rafi2k6 View Post
The only one that is remotely possible is PVG, but there is already competition on the route and I'm pretty sure that China still applies the "One Carrier" rule.

If anything, I could see LY adding a few token European destinations here and there.
“one carrier” only applies to Chinese airlines

Also if Tokyo then probably Narita.
maybe one weekly with 788/9 to Phuket Cancun or Goa in the winter ?
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Old Mar 22, 19, 7:01 am
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With BOS, JFK, EWR, ORD, MIA, LAX, SFO, LAS (and YYZ) all served in 2020 (MCO is seasonal and we still don't know for sure whether it will resume next summer), I dont see LY adding any more north american destinations in the next few years.
They can use the 788 to increase frequency on the less-than-daily destinations (BOS, SFO, MIA, LAS).

I do expect them to launch a new far east destination soon, probably NRT. This is a pure speculation. Perhaps also GRU once again with the 788.
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Old Mar 22, 19, 9:25 am
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Originally Posted by gordo6 View Post
They can use the 788 to increase frequency on the less-than-daily destinations (BOS, SFO, MIA, LAS)
I concur.
I think the strategy will be to bring those destinations (& YYZ) up to daily (well, as close to daily as possible)

Tokyo is possible, but they'd need a partner on the Japanese end for onward connections etc...
Still, a 3 or 4 times a week service could work on the 788 probably.
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Old Mar 22, 19, 11:28 am
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Anyway, it is nice to see LY expanding
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Old Mar 24, 19, 3:47 am
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If I had to bet i'd go with GRU. Pure speculation
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Old Mar 24, 19, 5:23 am
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Originally Posted by Fly613 View Post
If I had to bet i'd go with GRU. Pure speculation
What about GIG?
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Old Mar 24, 19, 5:25 am
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Originally Posted by LY777 View Post


What about GIG?
Sao Paulo has a significantly larger jewish community.
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Old Mar 24, 19, 5:41 am
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And maybe better connections?
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Old Mar 31, 19, 2:29 am
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They also used to serve GRU. Did they ever serve GIG?
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Originally Posted by joshwex90 View Post
They also used to serve GRU. Did they ever serve GIG?
Only to GRU
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Old Apr 1, 19, 3:49 am
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How about SGN?
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Old Apr 1, 19, 10:59 am
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How about RGN?

I love that city
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