China Airlines of Taiwan will be suspending all its flights to Seattle, USA from 1st Sept 2008 due to rising fuel costs and the fact that the route doesn not meet desired revenue targets. In addition, CI will be reducing its LAX and SFO flights as well. LAX will be cut down from double daily to 12 times weekly from early July where as SFO will be reduced from daily to 6 weekly.
CX should seriously contemplate launching new flights to SEA especially now since its India network is fully covered with BLR/BOM/DEL/MAA getting a good number of weekly flights. It has the brand recognition and name to get the high yielding business as well as excellent network connectivity beyond HKG to the entire Far East, DXB and Indian subcontinent region.