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Old November 18th, 2014, 06:58 AM   #201
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British airways needs to fly their A380 to IAH...London is the most popular long haul international destination from Houston!! for 1 passenger flying from Houston to Paris, there are 3.7 flying to London!!
But you also have competition with United which also flies non-stop to Heathrow from IAH. Air France is currently the only carrier that flies to Paris nonstop from IAH and it also serves many oilfield execs/workers who are flying to Africa or the Middle East which means that route is actually in high demand (the reason why United axed the IAH-Paris route was because there was no connectivity at the other end).
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Old November 18th, 2014, 07:05 AM   #202
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Well, UA can always explore other potential routes to other Star Alliance hubs and focus cities so that it can have better connectivity choices... perhaps it could look into more flights to Asia?
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Old November 18th, 2014, 07:12 AM   #203
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Well, UA can always explore other potential routes to other Star Alliance hubs and focus cities so that it can have better connectivity choices... perhaps it could look into more flights to Asia?
Hard to say, I think the Asia-IAH market is over saturated at this point so I don't think United is going to add any more non-stop flights to Asia or Europe from IAH anytime soon especially considering that all of the major Star Alliance hubs are served.
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Old November 18th, 2014, 07:15 AM   #204
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Btw, speaking of saturated hubs, do you have any data available for SQ's IAH-DME-SIN service? I mean, that is a really long flight, especially with a B77W.
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Old November 18th, 2014, 07:20 AM   #205
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Btw, speaking of saturated hubs, do you have any data available for SQ's IAH-DME-SIN service? I mean, that is a really long flight, especially with a B77W.
Unfortunately I don't have access to any real data aside from a few unofficial blogs so I am unsure how well the yields on that route are. However I do know that there was a huge demand in Houston by the energy executives for a direct flight to Moscow so I would assume that the route is doing relatively well unless the recent sanctions are having an effect.
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Old November 18th, 2014, 06:22 PM   #206
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Yes, the reason that flight exists is because of the 5th freedom rights between Houston and Moscow (through an alliance with Transaero) and the fact that no aircraft can fly non-stop between Houston and Singapore.... Also Transaero is the only airline left in Russia to join one of the major alliances and the other 2 there are part of One world and Sky Team!! They (Singapore Airlines) have however repeatedly mentioned that the demand between Houston and Singapore by itself is not significant!!!
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Old December 7th, 2014, 06:39 AM   #207
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Since there have been some proposals to convert Ellington Field (EFD) to a commercial spaceport, I have decided to include Ellington Field in this thread as well so that other users can be informed and discuss any new developments taking place there.

Here is a video on the proposed Houston Spaceport in case anyone here is interested.


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Old December 8th, 2014, 06:30 AM   #208
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Unfortunately I don't have access to any real data aside from a few unofficial blogs so I am unsure how well the yields on that route are.
Without knowing yields, you can figure out load factors of the flights in and out of IAH.

http://www.fly2houston.com/TrafficStats
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Old December 8th, 2014, 06:33 AM   #209
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EK (Emirates) has commenced daily A380 flights to IAH, an upguage from the 77W (777-300ER). They are using gate D9, the second A380 gate at the airport.
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Old December 8th, 2014, 09:08 AM   #210
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Taipei, Oct. 21 (CBA) EVA Airways, Taiwan's second largest airline, is launching four weekly round-trip flights between Taipei (Taoyuan International Airport) and Houston, Texas beginning July 1, 2015, EVA President Cheng Chuan-yi said Tuesday.

EVA Air became a full member of the Star Alliance in June last year, allowing it to offer flights to more than 1,300 destinations in 190 countries. Cheng said that has brought more passengers to Taiwan via EVA Air to do business or to transfer on their way to Southeast Asia.

North America has become a major market of EVA Air's long-haul flight services, and it is scheduled to launch service to Chicago in 2016.

Since May 2014, the airline has increased flights to Los Angles, San Francisco, New York and the Canadian cities of Vancouver and Toronto.

There is "almost no peak or slow season" for North American routes, and most flights are typically at 80-90 percent capacity, according to Cheng.

(By Wang Shu-fen and Lilian Wu)
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Source: http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201410210016.aspx
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http://airlineroute.net/2014/12/08/br-iah-jun15/

Update at 0620GMT 08DEC14

EVA Air today (08DEC14; around 0600GMT) opens reservation for the new Taipei Taoyuan – Houston service, due to begin on 19JUN15. Initially EVA plans to operate this route 3 times a week (Day 357 from TPE, Day 146 from IAH), and it’ll add 4th weekly flight from 07JUL15. This will be the airline’s 5th destination in the US.

BR052 TPE1620 – 1745IAH 77W 19JUN15
BR052 TPE2200 – 2325IAH 77W x146 eff 21JUN15

BR051 IAH0115 – 0555+1TPE 77W x257

This service will be operated by Boeing 777-300ER.
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Old December 11th, 2014, 10:00 PM   #211
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Southwest Airlines to serve new destinations In Mexico, Belize and Costa Rica

DALLAS, TX - Southwest Airlines filed applications today with the U.S. Department of Transportation requesting approval to serve six destinations in Latin America with new, daily, nonstop service from William P. Hobby Airport in Houston. After receiving U.S. government approval of the new service, Southwest will begin selling these flights, offering Customers nonstop options between Houston (Hobby) and four destinations in Mexico—Cancun, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, and San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos—as well as flights to San Jose, Costa Rica, and Belize City, Belize. Service to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport in Belize City, Belize, adds a second destination in Central America, a seventh country, and the 96th city on the Southwest route map.

The new Houston flights will be made possible by the completion of an estimated $156 million five-gate international concourse now under construction at Hobby. The completed project will increase capacity for all airport functions and add a Federal Inspections Services (FIS) facility to streamline U.S. Customs and Border Protection screening and baggage processing for arriving international passengers.

"We're building our first-ever international terminal project to give Houstonians, visitors to Houston, and our connecting Customers exceptional value and legendary Customer Service in international markets for which there is great demand," said Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines Chairman, President, and CEO. "Service to Mexico will be the cornerstone of our international operation at Hobby and the four cities we are announcing today provide exciting travel and business options for consumers. Adding Belize to the Southwest network and growing our Costa Rica service continues our expansion to international destinations where our People and consumer-friendly policies can deliver as no other airline can."

The Houston Hobby International Terminal Project will add five new gates, enabling scheduled international service from Hobby. Southwest is working in conjunction with the City of Houston, which is preparing for the new facility with surrounding infrastructure improvements including a new parking facility, central utility plant and roadway improvements throughout the Houston Hobby Airport district. A study conducted by Houston Airport System estimates the Houston Hobby International Terminal Project would add 10,000 jobs to the region and provide a $1.6 billion impact annually to the local economy. The study also expects the expanded facility to bring an additional 1.6 million air travelers each year.

Southwest is currently selling nonstop service on Saturdays between Houston (Hobby) and Queen Beatrix International Airport in Oranjestad, Aruba beginning March 7, 2015. The Aruba flights are made possible by U.S. CBP Pre-clearance procedures, which provide U.S. border inspection in certain foreign countries including Aruba. This will allow Southwest Customers arriving at Hobby Airport from Aruba to deplane without further CBP inspections into the domestic terminal, quickly claim baggage and depart the airport, or make seamless connections to many of the more than 40 domestic destinations Southwest currently serves nonstop from Houston (Hobby).

One of Southwest Airlines' original cities, Houston supports the fifth busiest operation in the carrier's network of more than 90 airports across six countries, with approximately 150 departures a day from Houston (Hobby). More than 3,200 Southwest Employees are Houston-based and foster community and business partnerships across greater Houston that, in 2013 alone, bolstered nearly 170 nonprofit organizations with more than $900,000 in local charitable donations.

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Old December 11th, 2014, 10:08 PM   #212
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Also All Nippon Airways has just announced a new nonstop flight from IAH to Tokyo-Narita.

ANA S15 International Service Changes

ANA is Set to Connect Houston and Tokyo

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Old December 12th, 2014, 12:59 AM   #213
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Looks like it happened as a result of UA decreasing its ops between IAH and Tokyo/Narita, and that ANA is a suitable replacement for that nonstop service. Its morning departure from Tokyo, midday from Houston will allow more connections, not just from Japan, but also from regional destinations in Asia and North America. It will be the airline's first destination in Texas, too...
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Old December 12th, 2014, 01:32 AM   #214
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Plus the fact that they are part of Star Alliance.
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Something that might require a last minute Texas style lobbying!!

"Air New Zealand is expected to announce a new route to the United States on Friday, with Chicago tipped as a front runner.

Travel agents say they have been summoned to a briefing on Friday morning, but the subject of the meeting was being kept under wraps.

An Air New Zealand source last month said the airline was considering opening a new route between Auckland and either Las Vegas, Houston or Chicago using its new fuel efficient long-range Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

If the national carrier decided to open a new trans-Pacific route it would begin operating the service in the next 12 months, the source said.

Two travel industry executives expect the carrier will announce an Auckland to Chicago service....."

Source: http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/6...n-new-us-route
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Old December 12th, 2014, 03:25 AM   #216
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Something that might require a last minute Texas style lobbying!!

"Air New Zealand is expected to announce a new route to the United States on Friday, with Chicago tipped as a front runner.

Travel agents say they have been summoned to a briefing on Friday morning, but the subject of the meeting was being kept under wraps.

An Air New Zealand source last month said the airline was considering opening a new route between Auckland and either Las Vegas, Houston or Chicago using its new fuel efficient long-range Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

If the national carrier decided to open a new trans-Pacific route it would begin operating the service in the next 12 months, the source said.

Two travel industry executives expect the carrier will announce an Auckland to Chicago service....."

Source: http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/6...n-new-us-route
Hmm, I dont think so, These executives were surprised at the new South American route announced today. according to A.net
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Old December 17th, 2014, 09:50 PM   #217
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EVA Air has just announced their new schedule for their new nonstop flights to Taipei from IAH.

EVA to Launch Houston Flights in June 2015

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HOUSTON (Dec. 14, 2014) – EVA Air will initiate non-stop flights between Taipei and Houston on June 19, 2015. The airline will start the new service with three flights a week and increase frequency to four on July 1, 2015. The route will give passengers a comfortable way to fly from the Southwestern region of the United States to Taipei and, with just one easy stop, connect onward to major destinations throughout Asia, including Mainland China, Singapore and Vietnam. Travelers can check schedules and book flights now through travel agents and EVA’s website, www.evaair.com.

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Old December 21st, 2014, 07:39 PM   #218
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International Destinations served directly from Houston-Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) as of 2015:


Mexico City
Monterrey



Calgary
Toronto-Pearson



Beijing-Capital


Auckland (begins 15 December 2015)


Tokyo-Narita


Paris-Charles de Gaulle


San Salvador
Roatan (seasonal)



London-Heathrow


Dubai


Taipei-Taoyuan


Amsterdam


Monterrey


Seoul-Incheon


Frankfurt


Doha


Istanbul-Ataturk


Stavanger


Moscow-Domodedovo
Singapore



Cancun
Managua
San Jose de Costa Rica
San Pedro Sula
San Salvador
San Jose de Cabo
Toluca/Mexico City



Acapulco
Aguascalientes
Amsterdam
Aruba
Belize City
Bogotá
Bonaire
Buenos Aires-Ezeiza
Calgary
Cancún
Caracas
Ciudad del Carmen
Chihuahua
Cozumel
Edmonton
Frankfurt
Grand Cayman
Guadalajara
Guatemala City
Huatulco
Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo
Lagos
León/El Bajío
Liberia (Costa Rica)
Lima
London-Heathrow
Managua
Mérida
Mexico City
Montreal-Trudeau
Morelia
Montego Bay
Monterrey
Munich
Oaxaca
Panama City
Port of Spain
Puebla
Puerto Vallarta
Punta Cana
Quito
Rio de Janeiro-Galeão
Roatán
Saltillo
San José de Costa Rica
San José del Cabo
San Pedro Sula
San Luis Potosi
San Salvador
São Paulo-Guarulhos
Santiago de Chile
Tampico
Tegucigalpa
Tokyo-Narita
Toronto-Pearson
Vancouver
Villahermosa



Cancun
Guadalajara
Monterrey


Guadalajara


Calgary (begins September 8, 2015)

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Old December 22nd, 2014, 10:31 PM   #219
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CAPA: Southwest Airlines aims to wrestle rights to serve the Houston-Mexico market from United

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Southwest Airlines is once again taking aim at United in Houston, arguing that United should relinquish some of the route rights it holds to destinations in Mexico in order for Southwest to gain access to those markets.

During 2012 Southwest leveraged a campaign to launch international service from Houston Hobby, a move strongly opposed by United, which is the largest airline at Houston Intercontinental. Southwest prevailed and now aims to launch transborder flights from Hobby in late 2015.

Route authorities in some of Southwest’s desired markets between Houston and Mexico are full, prompting Southwest to argue that designations held by both United and its regional affiliates in essence blocks new low-cost competition in the market. Ironically, ULCC Spirit worked to gain access to some of those markets prior to Southwest seeking approval for launch.

Mexico seems like a logical choice for Southwest’s Houston service
Southwest and United in 2012 argued for and against broadening Hobby’s reach to international flights, with each airline offering studies to show the benefits and detriments of the proposed changes to Hobby’s route structure.

Southwest ultimately prevailed in gaining support from the city of Houston, and now a new international terminal at Houston Hobby is set for completion in late 2015.

During that time Southwest has assumed all of AirTran’s international service as it works to complete the merger with its one time smaller rival by YE2014. Presently, Southwest offers flights to San Juan, Montego Bay, Cancun, Los Cabos, Mexico City, Nassau and Punta Cana. During 2015 it is adding new service from Baltimore to San Jose, Costa Rica and from Orange County to Puerto Vallarta.

It is not surprising that Southwest seeks to add new service from Hobby to Cancun, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos along with San Jose and Belize in 4Q2015. Although international flights remain a small portion of Southwest’s overall operation – 2% for 15-Dec-2014 to 21-Dec-2014 (according to data from CAPA and OAG) – Mexico is the second largest country served by Southwest based on seat deployment. The airline no doubt wants to build on existing scale in international markets.

.....

http://centreforaviation.com/analysi...-united-201877
Southwest Airlines estimates of O&D and connecting passengers from Houston to Mexico City: CY2013


Southwest Airlines estimates of O&D and connecting passengers from Houston to Los Cabos: CY2013


Southwest Airlines estimates of O&D and connecting passengers from Houston to Cancun: CY2013


Southwest Airlines estimates of O&D and connecting passengers from Houston to Puerto Vallarta: CY2013
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Old December 25th, 2014, 09:51 PM   #220
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Volaris is adding a new nonstop flight to Guadalajara from IAH.

http://airlineroute.net/2014/12/24/y4-gdliah-s15/

http://volaris.com/en/our-destinations/

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