Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 385 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1591 times:
Some years back Flight International had reported SV planning to start operations to China, in particular the Muslim dominated South West city of Urumqi, any info on that? its about time they entered the Chinese market. At present thay have scheduled cargo services to Taiwan.
N79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1537 times:
I would be surprised to see this happen....the flight to Urmqi I mean.
Do you think that the Chinese government would be enthusiastic about opening a direct route between the birthplace of Wahabi Islam and a part of their country that has a large, rebellious Muslim population?
Hkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1327 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1516 times:
I'm surprised they haven't started services to HKG yet. Their sole cargo destination in Asia is TPE (from where?) with the 742F. I would've thought they'd start cargo services to Hong Kong as the air freight sector in Hong Kong is booming & enjoying rapid growth. Perhaps it's on the cards?
As for pax services, I think it's feasible from RUH or JED via say BKK to HKG with the 777 or 747 (most probably the former), as they'll be able to capture the heavy BKK-HKG traffic.
Sonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1412 times:
Please note that Taipei isn't in the same China as Urumqi... Taipei is in Republic of China (Taiwan), while Urumqi is in People's Republic of China. Both countries are different thus saying that Saudia flies to China isn't correct, because short name "China" is most commonly associated with PRC, not RC, for which short name Taiwan is commonly used...