I think they are incredibly optimistic to think the Olympics will go ahead and/or this is all done and dusted by July.All international flying is ceased until 14 June at this stage, so you could say until then for now. But there is nothing specific in the release.
Looks to have stabalised in Japan as well, maybe some light at the end of the tunnel!Boy, talk about an Annus Horribilis for Virgin long haul.
USA route heavily congested with deep pocket long game players. The Hong Kong flights were bleeding red for months due to the civil unrest there, and light loads, and their HK partners being in financial soup. So Plan ‘’B’’ came out, and Haneda won the coin Toss. And then came COVID.
Do hope Olympics takes place – COVID has plateaued out in Wuhan now, with no new fatalities, so there is some hope it will stabilise.
Received an email about my booking:I'll get my points and taxes back eventually, I'm sure of that.
Highly likely VA2 if it is resurrected will be a domestic only airline, maybe with some NZ/Pac Islands / Bali flying.Anyone got thoughts about what's going to happen with the slot? Can it be traded to NH? Can NH support VA running it, and are they likely to want to?
In the last 6 months of their operation to LAX, I don't think it really was that profitable anymore, due to very light loads, competition and the AUD/USD.VA's LAX operations were profitable before, very important for domestic feed, and the DL partnership. They also own all but 1 of their 777s. I'd expect some operations to LAX to be in the reorganized airline. MEL may lose its direct, but there will be something.
HND? Not likely...
On the flip side, the Qantas A380s are unlikely to be flying any time soon so there will be some opportunities that didn't exist prior. Not that I think it's likely.In the last 6 months of their operation to LAX, I don't think it really was that profitable anymore, due to very light loads, competition and the AUD/USD.