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Cathay Pacific Grounds 6 More Aircraft  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3542 times:

Cathay Pacific has grounded six more aircraft - bringing the total grounded to 22.

The airline operates a fleet of 68 passenger aircraft (22 grounded) and 11 freighters.

More soon.


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User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3391 times:

Wouldn't be surprised if most or all of these 6 aircraft were the 744.

Hkg82.


User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2485 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3277 times:

@N754pr
I find that a sick remark. It would be even more sick [not from your side] if it was actually true...

These are very tough times for the airlines, and I can not imagine that one would wish such a thing to even their biggest competitor. Competition is fine, but it must not proceed to the point where one smiles when the competitor has a crash or would go bankrupt.

Oh well, maybe I'm just being too naive.
I wish all the airlines involved all the best, and hope they will survive. SARS impact has been heavier than anything the current generation has seen.

PW100

PS. Were are these aircraft being parked?



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User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6605 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3155 times:

There are a few 747-400s parked up in XMN, but the other aircraft are scattered around the airport in Hong Kong, with most of them parked at decommissioned gates.

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9169 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

There are a few 747-400s parked up in XMN, but the other aircraft are scattered around the airport in Hong Kong, with most of them parked at decommissioned gates.

Decommissioned gates? What do you mean? I thought all gates are in used.


User currently offlineD-AIGW From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2001, 261 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

Decommissioned gates?
Seems I'm really outdated now, which gates were decommissioned?
Poor HKG... we used to see almost 20 flights per hour, but now... around 4 flights average...


User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6605 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3078 times:

Not sure which gates specifically are not in use, although they are mainly towards the far end of the terminal. If you look closely you will see lots of aircraft at those gates, but with engine covers on, cockpits with sun protection and some even with covers over the APU and other tubes and sensors. The airbridges are retracted and closed up as well. Cathay and Dragonair have both had their planes moved to these gates as it looks so much better than having long lines of aircraft just parked up.

User currently offlineB-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

I think 42 - 50 and 62 - 71 are out... I haven't seen those on the website for ages now.

User currently offlineJet-Lagged From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 872 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

At least not as decommissioned as Kai Tak. The terminal now houses used car sales, a bowling alley, and HK Gov't offices. The end of the runway is a of course a golf driving range. A bit sad! On the plus side if you walk around you can still see some old signage and postings and reminders of it's glory days. And from the driving range you can actually walk back to Kowloon Bay along the old taxiway!

User currently offlineB-HOP From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2000, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2906 times:

Light at the other end of tunnel! my parents believe is safe for me to go back at the middle of June, hopefully many others would follow

Regards
Kevin



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2832 times:

I was supposed to go June 5 B-Hop.... but now aiming for Christmas.

I just want to see the remains of Kai Tak before they do anything worse to it. What's the weather like there at that time of year?


User currently offlineB-HOP From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2000, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

Expect 16-20c, usually sunny, I am suppose to go there again during Christmas, maybe see you there! No arguement about 777/340 this time though.


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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2698 times:

Corporate development director Anthony Tyler said, "passenger business has fallen by 80 per cent''.

"No company can ever promise all jobs will be secure. What we can promise is redundancies will be a last resort.''

He also said that the five Cathay Pacific flights flying the Golden Route between HKG and TPE carried a total of 186 passengers.

More information at The Standard website

More information can be viewed by clicking the above hyperlinked webpage.

[Edited 2003-05-18 01:18:25]


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User currently offlineJesseycy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2001, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2684 times:

Um, Singapore_Air, wer appreciate you bringing the latest news to us....

But we all know that CX is going through a bad time now, ok? No use painting gloom all over CX continously.

So.. let's hope that after June things will be much better, with the SARS numbers down. God forbid they bring another wave of it into HK again from China.


User currently offlineB-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

He also said that the five Cathay Pacific flights flying the Golden Route between HKG and TPE carried a total of 186 passengers.

That would be expected. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Taiwan the only country where Sars is actually escalating? From a couple of isolated cases in late April to over 200 now. I expect CX is doing better on its international routes and picking up transit passengers rather than intra-Asia routes which I imagine at current are now dull as ditchwater.


User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1740 posts, RR: 38
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

I agree with most people, just let it go Singapore_Air. Its nice of you to keep everyone informed about the airline you despise, but you should know when to stop. How about reporting some good news about CX. I'm sure not everything is bad news. You know, how you over exaggerate even the smallest positive thing that happening at SQ right now.

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