Indeed...Stij wrote:I guess Conti764 talks about an American Company operating a scissor hub to India instead of an Indian Company operating a scissor hub to the USA...Thomas_C wrote:Can you explain more please?
Northwest did it for years from AMS (and still have a flight to BOM on their own metal) and if 9W could make it work, why not UA?
There will always be some markets which can have direct flights, but also markets with a substantial Indian American community who cannot guarantee a direct flight.
Now lets take UA's (future) hubs...
(*) Currently CO hubs...
India's biggest cities:
Some of those cities can be linked with each other point-to-point. But others cannot and for those citypairs a scissor hub can come in handy.
SFO and DEN can be better served from UA's excisting NRT hub. But then there are some citypairs that could be connected via a European scissor hub, and BRU is best positioned for it... If 9W leaves the airport, enough space and slots, excisting infrastructure and experience due to the 9W-cooperation,... and a willing partner to fly intra-Europe.
I am just wondering if such thing could work. I am not saying it might, but it seems viable for me. After all, when the merger is completed, UA will be the world biggest airline with a huge fleet.