Ktachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1765 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2212 times:
CX is already using YVR as a hub. They have 838, 828, 888 and the cargo flight that stops here. Why does CX get to fly into YVR this much? I guess in the future, we might see more beautiful Cathay Pacific planes here. Does the company operate any Latin American flights right now? I would guess this is one of the good places to stop at.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7437 posts, RR: 44 Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2023 times:
I know that Mexican carriers have fifth freedom rights from Canada under the Mexico-Canada bilateral but, would a Hong Kong airline (i.e. CX) be granted fifth freedom rights by the Mexican and Canadian governments to operate HKG-YVR-MEX? JL already does this from NRT so I guess it might be possible. Anyone can provide some info on this?
Jakob77 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 210 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1737 times:
YVR is not a hub for CX.
838 turns around back to HKG.
828 only stops @ YVR as a fuel stop.
888 continues onto JFK.
The cargo planes either terminate in YVR and turn around or are enroute to other North American cities or on its way back to HKG.
Agmyvr From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 143 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1597 times:
CX does have a couple of mini hubs wtihin Asia with those enroute flights and turnaround flights from HKG to
TPE-NRT/FUK/NGO/OSA/SEL all daily flights
BKK-BOM(ooops I hv forgot the new code)/SIN/CMB/KHI
Agmyvr From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 143 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1404 times:
in YVR the CLS catering is a joint venture with LH, not sure with the SYD one;
So far there are only YVR and LON base CX cabin crew, while the YVR base can operate one flight with the whole team, the LON base needs to mix with the HKG crew.
Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2882 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1382 times:
All CX flights originate in HKG and go via YVR, TPE, or BKK onto another destination. When one says hub, that would mean a TPE from say NRT/NGO would arrive together and the two planes continue onto HKG and say MNL, but that's not the case.
If one looks at CX's route structure, all routes basically go thru HKG.
CX just has a lot of 5th freedom routes particularly from TPE and some from BKK & SIN.
A mini-hub would be what NW and UA do in NRT because pax can truly connect by say SFO-SIN via NRT.