American Airlines Seeks Slice of Korean Market

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  1. sobore
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    http://blogs.wsj.com/korearealtime/2013/05/10/american-airlines-seeks-slice-of-korean-market/

    AMR Corp.'s American Airlines is making a play for the Korean market with the launch of direct flights between the South Korean city of Incheon and its Dallas/Forth Worth hub.
    The world’s no. 2 airline by traffic volume began the nonstop flights on Friday, ending Korean Air Lines' 11-year monopoly on the route.

    By opening the service from Incheon to its Dallas hub, the U.S. airline can market its other destinations to travelers from Korea who are looking to visit cities in the U.S. and Central and South America. American Airlines flies to 200 destinations from the DFW airport, including the Carribean, Sao Paulo in Brazil and Cancun in Mexico.

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    That would seem right. I don't think KAL has "beyond" rights from DFW.
     
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    Good news for those of us with AA or usair miles :)
     
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    Right, KE does not operate a fifth freedom past DFW. It's largely an O & D market I'd suspect since its not a DL hub. There's a large Samsung facility near DFW which likely motivates some demand to ICN.
     
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    we fly the new route next Thursday. Wish they had the new 777-300s....
     
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    There are some new catering dishes offered for the Korean market. Let us know how you like them!
     

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