Re: Fracturing the Pacific

Date:         18 Aug 97 02:22:19 
From:         John Donaldson <>
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On 11 Aug 1997 wrote:
> caribb <> wrote:
> > It seems the same tendancy to have more direct flights between
> > North America and Asia is occuring as it has happened between
> > North America and Europe. Any comments?

In Friday's Melbourne Age there was a report that the new owners of
Melbournes just privatised and sold airport that they were dropping
landing fees for 747 from AUD $4,000 to AUD $2,000 (with some conditions)

The article went on to point out that the new owners of Melbourne Airport
are "encouraging UA to fly non-stop 747-400 LAX Melbourne (currently
going through AUK). Presumably Qantas and others would have to match the

Can a 747-400 fly that far (in both directions) with an economical payload?


John Donaldson
Melbourne, Australia