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Los Angeles International Airport, known as LAX, is the main gateway to Los Angeles, California. LAX is among the busiest airports in the world and is a major transfer point for transpacific services. Hosting domestic regional and international passenger and cargo services for over 40 airlines, LAX is a major hub for airlines including Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines. LAX is part of a system of three Southern California airports – along with LA/Ontario International and Van Nuys (general aviation) – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), a local department within the City of Los Angeles.
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LOT Polish Airlines: new LA service highlights value of long haul; short haul heat from LCCs remains
On 3-Apr-2017 LOT launched its longest direct service, between Warsaw and Los Angeles, deploying Boeing 787-8 aircraft. Los Angeles is LOT’s fourth North American destination and its first regular service to any US west coast destination. It is also the only direct flight anywhere between Central Europe and the US west coast. Warsaw-Newark and Krakow-Chicago route launches will follow later in summer 2017.
As it is with its other long haul routes, which also include three Asian destinations, LOT is aiming the new LA service not only at O&D traffic from Warsaw, but also squarely at passengers travelling to Southern California from across the Central European region. LOT is the only significant long haul operator in the region and the only one serving Los Angeles. Its Warsaw Chopin hub is the only airport between Vienna and Moscow with more than 1,000 long haul flights per year.
On short/medium haul, competition from LCCs Ryanair and Wizz Air is intense. Both have more seat capacity in Poland than LOT, whose new unbundled fare structure reflects the need to adopt some of their tactics. Long haul, where there is far less competition for LOT, is set to remain its strategic growth priority.
On 17-Mar-2017, IAG announced the launch of its newest airline brand, 'Level', which it will use to operate the group's first long haul low cost flights from Jun-2017. The launch routes will be from Barcelona to Los Angeles, Oakland, Buenos Aires and Punta Cana. It will compete head to head with Norwegian on the Los Angeles and Oakland routes.
In Dec-2016, IAG had said that it had not yet decided whether to create a new brand or to operate its planned Barcelona long haul low cost routes under one of its existing brands British Airways, Iberia or even Aer Lingus. Vueling was ruled out, although its strength at Barcelona will provide connecting feed. IAG's solution is to create Level, a new airline brand, but to operate it initially with Iberia pilots and cabin crew.
IAG has also confirmed that Level will deploy two new 314 seat Airbus A330-200s (293 economy and 21 premium economy) and will create up to 250 jobs based in Barcelona. Level, IAG's first entirely new airline brand, will also look to expand to add flights from other European cities.
Garuda Indonesia is planning to double the size of its long haul network in 2017 with new services to Moscow and Los Angeles. Garuda had historically been focused on short and medium haul markets; Amsterdam and London Heathrow are its only current destinations outside Asia Pacific or the Middle East.
Heathrow was launched in Mar-2016 as part of a new international push. For the only time this decade, Garuda pursued faster international than domestic ASK growth in 2016. This trend will continue in 2017 as Garuda continues to expand both its regional and long haul international operations.
Long haul expansion is viewed as strategic, but comes with high costs and big risks. Garuda would be better off shelving plans for Moscow and Los Angeles and focusing on opportunities in Asia – particularly China and India.
California's Ontario International Airport Part 1: Change of ownership allows it to compete with LAX
Ontario International Airport has languished in the shadow of Los Angeles’ LAX for many years, prompting a growing call for separation from Los Angeles World Airports. At last the umbilical cord is about to be cut, and local city councils will be in control of its destiny.
But the difficulties that OIA has had to face will not all go away. They include a huge urban catchment area, where industry was hit hard by the recession and wages are low and, above all, an image that it is no more than a low cost facility without any real gravitas.
The ownership change opens the door, at least potentially, to private sector investment and management in the long run, but costs must be reined in and the bottom line improved first.
This report looks at present and future growth trends at the airport, local economic and airport statistics, how it matches up to competing airports across a range of metrics, at construction activities and in detail at the ownership issue.
SWISS finishes first phase of long haul fleet transition. New 777s driving growth, but yield suffers
In 2016 SWISS has rapidly added capacity to Southeast Asia and some of its other long haul markets as it has replaced A340-300s with 777-300ERs. The new 777s have 55% more seats than the A340s, pressuring yields as SWISS pursues more sixth freedom traffic in a highly competitive marketplace.
SWISS has taken delivery of six 777-300ERs in 2016, enabling it to increase capacity on four of its long haul routes – Bangkok, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Singapore. It has three more 777-300ERs on order, which will be delivered in 2017 and drive further capacity increases in Singapore and San Francisco.
SWISS is now assessing whether it should acquire another six 777s to replace its last six A340s, with a decision expected by the end of 2016. Six additional 777s would result in another round of significant capacity increases, impacting Beijing, Johannesburg, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and Tokyo.
Vietnam Airlines has become the latest Southeast Asian airline to commit to new ultra-long range aircraft enabling the launch of nonstop flights to the continental US. Vietnam Airlines has acquired 10 higher gross weight A350-900s, which are capable of operating nonstop Los Angeles to Ho Chi Minh even in strong headwinds, from 2020.
Vietnam Airlines has been preparing for flights to the US for several years and now finally has committed to acquiring an aircraft capable of launching its preferred US route. Several US routes are possible but Ho Chi Minh-Los Angeles is by far biggest Vietnam-US city pair with over 100,000 annual one-way passengers.
Vietnam Airlines will join Philippine Airlines, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines – and likely Garuda Indonesia and Thai Airways – in operating nonstop flights from Southeast Asia to the continental US. New generation aircraft have opened up new opportunities to operate Southeast Asia-US fights economically but overcoming intense one-stop competition will be a challenge.