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Topic: Dragonair To Launch Hong Kong - Hanoi Route
Username: JetSetter629
Posted 2008-08-08 08:25:28 and read 2838 times.

While not earth shattering news, it appears Cathay Pacific wants to get in on the growth in the Vietnam market. Currently the route is flown twice daily by VN A321 that are only code shared with Cathay Pacific. Hopefully this works well for Dragonair and Cathay Pacific.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2008/08/08/ap5303062.html

Topic: RE: Dragonair To Launch Hong Kong - Hanoi Route
Username: BuyantUkhaa
Posted 2008-08-08 08:49:35 and read 2816 times.

I remember flying this route on a CX A343. Using that type on a 1,5h flight was abuse indeed, so two A321s a day (plus the new one) seem more sensible.

Topic: RE: Dragonair To Launch Hong Kong - Hanoi Route
Username: JetSetter629
Posted 2008-08-08 12:52:03 and read 2713 times.



Quoting BuyantUkhaa (Reply 1):
I remember flying this route on a CX A343. Using that type on a 1,5h flight was abuse indeed

Certainly a KA A320 is much more suited to the 500 mile route...

Topic: RE: Dragonair To Launch Hong Kong - Hanoi Route
Username: Swiftski
Posted 2008-08-08 19:07:34 and read 2628 times.



Quoting JetSetter629 (Reply 2):
Certainly a KA A320 is much more suited to the 500 mile route...

The distance in Asia isn't the point. It's the capacity.

Take PVG-HKG @ under 800 miles...

Approx 35 daily flights. ± 25 of those are widebody (A330, B767)

Topic: RE: Dragonair To Launch Hong Kong - Hanoi Route
Username: VN777
Posted 2008-08-08 20:19:06 and read 2592 times.

Finally,

This is good news. In the current situation the tickets to HKG from HAN are so overpriced.
I have been looking to airfares for some time now and the prices are somewhere between 600 and 800USD for a return ticket. Way to much for a 1.5hour flight.

Besides the 2 daily VN A321, Hong Kong airlines also flies this route daily with a 738.

Topic: RE: Dragonair To Launch Hong Kong - Hanoi Route
Username: Eghansen
Posted 2008-08-09 00:10:57 and read 2501 times.



Quoting Swiftski (Reply 3):
The distance in Asia isn't the point. It's the capacity.

Take PVG-HKG @ under 800 miles...

Approx 35 daily flights. ± 25 of those are widebody (A330, B767)

You are soooo right. SQ flies B777 SIN-KUL which is 160 nm and China Airlines/EVA flies B747 HKG-TPE which is 434 nm.

Topic: RE: Dragonair To Launch Hong Kong - Hanoi Route
Username: UpperDeck79
Posted 2008-08-09 16:07:00 and read 2336 times.

KA295
HKGHAN 08:45 09:45 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun
HKGHAN 18:05 19:00 Tue/Thu/Sat

KA294
HANHKG 10:45 13:35 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun
HANHKG 19:55 22:50 Tue/Thu/Sat

Oh why can't the evening flight be on Sundays... It would suit my plans so well! :/

Topic: RE: Dragonair To Launch Hong Kong - Hanoi Route
Username: Swiftski
Posted 2008-08-09 16:13:11 and read 2333 times.



Quoting UpperDeck79 (Reply 6):
Oh why can't the evening flight be on Sundays... It would suit my plans so well! :/

I will have that changed

Topic: RE: Dragonair To Launch Hong Kong - Hanoi Route
Username: UpperDeck79
Posted 2008-08-09 16:37:57 and read 2318 times.



Quoting Swiftski (Reply 7):

I will have that changed

I'd love that!  Smile

Topic: RE: Dragonair To Launch Hong Kong - Hanoi Route
Username: BlrBird
Posted 2008-08-10 12:40:37 and read 2182 times.

Slightly OT.. how is KA doing with new destinations launched this year?

Topic: RE: Dragonair To Launch Hong Kong - Hanoi Route
Username: AAH732UAL
Posted 2008-08-10 12:48:28 and read 2175 times.

Quoting BuyantUkhaa (Reply 1):
so two A321s a day (plus the new one) seem more sensible.

Heck UA flies a 744 to HoChiMin and Hanoi is North of there. I think the A321 is perfect. Anything bigger would cause the route to lose money.

I mean according to UA ops pages for SGN, the 744 goes out so light that they get a special EICAS warning and the FMC always gives them a FMC V1 below the minimum V1 UA has set for the 744. So I can't imagine Hanoi would be much different. The A321 will be great for this route, anything bigger would not make money and anything smaller would probably be to small.

[Edited 2008-08-10 13:01:54]

Topic: RE: Dragonair To Launch Hong Kong - Hanoi Route
Username: JetSetter629
Posted 2008-08-10 18:05:38 and read 2107 times.



Quoting AAH732UAL (Reply 10):
The A321 will be great for this route, anything bigger would not make money and anything smaller would probably be to small.

VN flies two daily A321 (which currently CX runs a code share on), but KA (and essentially CX) will fly a daily A320....


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