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  1. Del
    Del at |

    6 fold? Thats pretty hard to believe, either last years numbers were beyond crap or they have come up with a very creative way to count passengers. I dont doubt there has been improvement but I dont buy it.

  2. Rami
    Rami at |

    April fools?

  3. MDR
    MDR at |

    This is only an ancillary comment, and maybe this is common knowledge, but I didn’t realize until just now [looking at my globe] that HKG is very close to the great circle between SYD and LHR. In fact, I would have guessed that DXB was closer than HKG to this great circle.

  4. Lark
    Lark at |

    “The bigger question from this data is what it means for the global alliances. Have they run their course?”

    That’s a bit of a stretch…

    However, we probably will see opportunistic hookups (like this one) outside of alliances where it makes financial sense.

    Alliances won’t be a hindrance if there is money to be made with an airline outside of an alliance.

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