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Northwest Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service between Seattle and Beijing

 
Old May 7, 08, 2:07 pm
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Northwest Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service between Seattle and Beijing

Press Release Source: Northwest Airlines


Northwest Airlines to Announce New International Route
Wednesday May 7, 1:03 pm ET


--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northwest Airlines (NYSE:NWA - News): What:
Northwest Airlines' officials along with Governor Christine Gregoire and business and tourism leaders from Washington State will gather at the Port of Seattle Headquarters to announce a new nonstop international route.


When:
Thursday, May 8, 2008
2:00 p.m. PDT

Where:
Port of Seattle Headquarters, Pier 69
2711 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121

Who:
Governor Christine Gregoire
Neal Cohen, Northwest Airlines Executive Vice President Strategy-International, CEO-Regional Airlines
Lloyd Hara, Port of Seattle Commission Vice President
Mark Reis, Managing Director, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Note to media: Media representatives please RSVP to [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday



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Old May 7, 08, 2:12 pm
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Maybe the long rumored SEA-FRA flight.
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Old May 7, 08, 2:14 pm
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I say the return of KIX from SEA.

or...

SEA-PEK
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Old May 7, 08, 2:14 pm
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Could it be CDG as a backturn on one of the A330s used TPAC? Maybe assume the route from AF to balance a new JV equation? Or maybe a resumption of SEA-KIX?
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Old May 7, 08, 2:20 pm
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it's probably none of those. I think the new route is to Lille, France.
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Old May 7, 08, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by rasmcasm View Post
Could it be CDG as a backturn on one of the A330s used TPAC? Maybe assume the route from AF to balance a new JV equation? Or maybe a resumption of SEA-KIX?
the last thing SEA needs is more Europe service...
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Old May 7, 08, 2:35 pm
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Originally Posted by humanoid94 View Post
Maybe the long rumored SEA-FRA flight.

possibly...SEA would then be connected to the major euro hubs via skyteam.

say goodbye to LH then if that does happen.
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Old May 7, 08, 2:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Tanaka07 View Post
possibly...SEA would then be connected to the major euro hubs via skyteam.

say goodbye to LH then if that does happen.
? SEA isn't that strong a ST hub and FRA definitely isn't.
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Old May 7, 08, 2:56 pm
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Come on, someone here has to have inside info on this!
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Old May 7, 08, 2:59 pm
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my bet would be SEA-PEK... and if so, be ready to book those WBC awards for the Olympics when the flight opens!
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Old May 7, 08, 3:02 pm
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my bet would be SEA-PEK... and if so, be ready to book those WBC awards for the Olympics when the flight opens!
That's one guess that's an impossibility, since NW didn't win (nor even apply for) SEA-PEK authority or frequencies last year. Can't be mainland China.
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I know nothing

But SYD makes a lot of sense to me. It would obviously require 747s, but might make sense in advance of 787 service (1 744 for now from SEA, to be replaced by 2010 with 787s from SEA and MSP).

The timing also points to a destination with higher winter demand. It has to be too late to be announcing anything that will start this summer, right?
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Old May 7, 08, 3:06 pm
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YSB

Cheers,
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It's a new SEA-TLS flight for all the KC-45 workers.
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