Hong Kong International Airport
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- Hong Kong
- Hong Kong
- 3800m x 60m
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- Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
Air Hong Kong
Air New Zealand
All Nippon Airways
Cargolux Airlines International
Cebu Pacific Air
China Eastern Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Hong Kong Airlines
Hong Kong Express
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
MIAT Mongolian Airlines
Nippon Cargo Airlines
Orient Thai Airlines
Polar Air Cargo
Royal Brunei Airlines
Silk Way Airlines
Silk Way West Airlines
South African Airways
Transmile Air Services
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Yangtze River Express
- Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
- Air Madagascar
Opening in 1998 to replace Kai Tak, Hong Kong International Airport is on the island of Chep Lap Kok and the gateway to Hong Kong. One of the largest passenger and cargo airports in the world, Hong Kong hosts regional and international passenger and cargo services for over 90 airlines. Hong Kong is a hub for airlines including Cathay Pacific, Air Hong Kong, Dragonair, Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express Airways.
Location of Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong
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Pressure by Delta Air Lines on Alaska Airlines in Seattle continues through service additions on routes where Alaska is the dominant or lone carrier – Vancouver and Fairbanks, Alaska. The latest moves underscore Delta’s build-out of Seattle during the last year to solidify connecting traffic for its gateway to the Pacific, and the now familiar increasing competition with its long-term partner Alaska Airlines.
Alaska is all too aware of Delta’s encroachment, evidenced by the recent acknowledgement of Alaska’s management that the two carriers have no plans to codeshare on Delta’s recently announced spate of new US domestic north-south markets from Seattle to feed the legacy carrier’s expanding international network from Tacoma International Airport.
As it works to add service to six of Alaska’s top 10 domestic markets from Seattle by Sep-2014, Delta during the next year also plans to compete with Alaska by launching service from Vancouver to feed its international operations in Seattle. The new service not only continues to heighten tension with Alaska, but also adds a new layer of competitive dynamics to carriers offering service to Asia from Vancouver, which is just 204km north of Seattle.
Qantas' move to codeshare and establish a partnership with China Southern Airlines combines two themes in partnership strategy: my enemy's enemy is my friend, and if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Qantas, with seven weekly flights from Australia to China, will never be the size of China Southern, which has 47 weekly flights to Australia and New Zealand and plans to boost it to 55 by 2015.
China Southern will complement Qantas' existing partnership with China Eastern. While it helps that China Eastern and Southern are friendly with each other, China Southern's base in Guangzhou is more favourable for connecting south China destinations than China Eastern's Shanghai base. It is initially southern China destinations Qantas will codeshare on, in addition to Australia-China flights while China Southern receives domestic Australian codeshares.
Japan may be the land of the rising sun, but for US airlines the country is fading in importance. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines will have fewer seats from the continental US to Japan in 2014 than in 2013. Japan will also comprise a smaller share of their Asian network. American and Delta in 2003 had Japan as their sole Asian destination from the US, but in 2014 Japan will account for only 43% of American's Asia capacity and 66% of Delta's. United's Japan exposure has decreased from 67% in 2003 to 42% in 2014.
The carriers are adding capacity to Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan, but the main beneficiary of their growth is mainland China. American and United in 2014 will have almost as much capacity to China as to Japan. The change comes as American and United settle into joint-ventures with Japanese partners while Delta looks for a partner of its own. Despite China's increase in capacity significance, the market still has to mature from a premium and outbound standpoint. And no doubt China-US JVs will emerge, and one day overtake the Japan-US JVs.
As Delta Air Lines continues a seemingly open attack on its partner Alaska Air Group at its Seattle hub, Alaska Airlines is stressing that alliances like its long-time pact with Delta are complicated. Its overall message is that it will work with Delta where it is mutually beneficial and compete vigorously as Delta continues its encroachment.
Delta’s latest moves are in two of Alaska’s key north-south markets on the US Pacific west coat – Portland and Seattle. Ironically, Delta seems to be practicing what Alaska executives recently stressed to analysts – removing emotion from evolving competitive dynamics. As Delta continues its moves into Alaska’s markets unabated, it certainly is showing no emotion as Seattle continues to rise in prominence in Delta’s domestic and international network.
Just how the current competitive build-up by Delta in Alaska’s markets will affect their long-term relationship is uncertain. But in the meantime Alaska continues to post financial results that are among the best in the US industry, which means that it has a strong foundation from which to defend itself.
US Airways believes it can recoup lost revenue triggered by a 16 day US Government shut-down after recording reasonably solid 3Q2013 results, including higher than expected unit revenues for the three months ending 30-Sept-2013.
As the outcome of the US Department of Justice (DoJ) challenge to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways is tough to predict, both carriers are moving forward in network expansion on a stand-alone basis. For US Airways it means international expansion from its Charlotte hub as a means to close the gap in a variable financial performance from 2Q to 3Q, while American appears to be crafting a Pacific strategy that entails a build-up in Dallas/Fort Worth to strengthen its position in the trans-Pacific against United and Delta.
A 16-day US Government shut-down and continuing pressure created by the devaluation of Japan’s currency did not hinder Delta’s 3Q2013 earnings growth as profits improved by USD444 million year-on-year to USD1.2 billion (excluding special items).
With corporate demand holding steady and holiday bookings looking relatively solid for Nov-2013 and Dec-2013, Delta CEO Richard Anderson is declaring the carrier will post an all-time record profit during 2013.
Delta throughout much of 2013 has been riding a wave of positive momentum despite some miscalculation in the spool-up of its Trainer refinery, and the continuing pressure from the devaluation of the Japanese yen. Even as it makes proclamations of record profits for 2013, Delta’s CEO Richard Anderson stresses that the carrier is keeping its head down as it works to continue the carrier’s advancement.
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