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CX Load Factor Down To 30%!  
User currently offlineBkkair From Thailand, joined Aug 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4084 times:

Very scary.


Aircraft are now believed to be an average of 30 per cent full.


Article: Cathay crisis worst is 26 years

http://www.thestandard.com.hk/thestandard/news_detail_frame.cfm?articleid=38137&intcatid=1

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User currently offlineRupertvander82 From France, joined Dec 2002, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4048 times:

This sounds serious, but I am sure things will get back to normal once the SARS crisis is over.

And I am sure that SIA's load factor is down drastically too.


User currently offlineCX829 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4039 times:

That didn't sound good for the airlines but it's good news for the passengers. At least you get more attention on board. =)

User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4014 times:

It's hardly good for passengers when their flights are cancelled.

Airbus_A340



People. They make an airline. www.cathaypacific.com
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3980 times:

I am sure things will get back to normal once the SARS crisis is over.

You say this as if it's going to happen within the next week or so..... they barely even really know what SARS is, much less how to contain/control/prevent/eradicate it!


User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6533 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3970 times:

Load factor for the 6th was 39.4%, so not quite as bad as 30%.

User currently offlineRupertvander82 From France, joined Dec 2002, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3866 times:

You say this as if it's going to happen within the next week or so.....

Did I? Strange how you put words into my mouth.


User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3849 times:

You did not Rupert.

I do hope things get better soon or Hong Kong will see thousands more without jobs. Heard from a good contact that the peninsular Hotel (One of the world's best) now has a occupancy of 4%..................


User currently offline9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3795 times:

CX will announce more flight reductions soon.

Load factors represent how full a certain flight is, and 30% is way unacceptable. Only thing that airlines can do is to cut flights to lower cost and to increase the load factors. However if things go worst still fater cutting flights cutting fixed costs like staff would be another move which we do not want thaqt to happen.

Best Regards


User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3765 times:

Pax should expect happy crew onboard with such a light load.
After all, people are just too panic to travel at this point in time. I believe the load will go back up as the fears of SARS go away in one to two months. Keep in mind that pax will not stop travel forever. They will come back.

r panda


User currently offlineCX829 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3724 times:

I echo your comments. With substantial process in the war in Iraq and starting to get SARS under control, loads should pick up in about 3 weeks or so, I predict.

User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1245 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3681 times:

This would’ve been unimaginable only 3 or 4 weeks ago. What a sad state of affairs for Cathay Pacific, and Hong Kong.

Hkg82.


User currently offlineD-AIGW From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2001, 261 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3548 times:

Rupert you're probably right that things would be back to normal once the SARS crisis is over, but then the doubt now becomes: WHEN would that be over????

Reports are saying that SARS might have already become a disease that has "settled down" in Hong Kong, which means it won't be eradicated in any time soon. If you would have a look at the people in Hong Kong, as some of the HKG guys have mentioned, that 90% of the people have donned masks (including me).

Althought it's bad news, it makes perfect sense that nobody would want to come to Hong Kong any time soon. Tourism is hit VERY hard, and the poor loads on airlines and in hotels follow.


User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1245 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3471 times:

I've yet to wear a mask when I go outside, but I've tried one on at home, and while it’s a little uncomfortable at first, you get used to it. If universities finally open next week (schools are scheduled to reopen on April 22) then I don’t think I have a choice but to wear a mask (I study in HKU). I have a feeling they’ll yet again extend the closure for universities to April 22, because if you think about it, at the current infection rate of 40-50 new cases per day on average with no foreseeable hope of improvement, it would be inadvisable to reopen the universities as it wouldn’t be in the best interest of the students.

Hkg82.


User currently offlineCX 4ever From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3373 times:

The seat factor indeed went down to 30.4% on Tuesday, April 7.

I just checked that the seat factor of CX889 JFK/YVR was 41 pax. Can't imagine how it's gonna look like later on if HKG govt still do not respond to SARS.


User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

I think HK government is responding to SARS. However, it will take way longer to restore confidence of tourists and foreign investors.

r panda


User currently offlineCX829 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3220 times:

Red panda, no work today? How's things at the airport? Customs / immigration still giving you guys a hard time?

User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3220 times:

I fear for Hong Kong's and CX's future. This could go on for a few years actually.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/08/international/asia/08CND-HONG.html


User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3109 times:

The first SARS patients who landed in hospital in Munich, Germany already have restored their full health and are back to their normal lives.

SailorOrion


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