PW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2766 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2238 times:
Holy crap. . . 114 flights out of 253 cancelled. And the load factor on the remaining flights must also be a nightmare.
Things must be getting pretty hard if this continues . . . best of luck to you all. Hope we'll go back to normal mode before carriers go bankrupt.
PS What is the % of remaining CX flights [compared to last year]?
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Hkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1327 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2255 times:
This is shocking. Before the SARS outbreak, Chek Lap Kok Airport was one of the fastest-growing airports in both passenger & cargo volume in Asia. Existing airlines at CLK were increasing frequencies to HKG & new airlines were slated to commence HKG flights later in the year, such as Kenya Airways. Now such plans are obviously not going to materialize.
The cargo sector has not been affected at all. In fact, KLM Cargo recently started the long-awaited HKG service. They currently operate one weekly flight with their brand new 747-400ERF & plan to add a second weekly flight by year’s end (according to the SCMP).
I second that N754pr, Hong Kong will come back, stronger & more resilient than ever!!