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User currently offlineCathay744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

Why did CX get rid of theire A340-200s is it because they got the A340-300s

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User currently offlineAeroyu From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2000, 178 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

Those A340-200 are leased from Philippine Airlines. But the A340-300 are bought from Airbus.

Kai Tai - I missed you so much
User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11557 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 2267 times:

The A340-200 became virtually obsolete for most operators with the arrival of the X-variant of the A340-300 in the mid-90s. Cathay´s -200s are now faithfully serving Aerolineas Argentinas after they had been leased out in 1996/97 to Philippines (I don´t know if this applies for every A340-200 Cathy had).

User currently offlineAeroyu From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2000, 178 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 20 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

As I know :-

VR-HMR changed to F-OHPF
VR-HMS changed to F-OHPG
VR-HMT changed to F-OHPH
VR-HMU changed to F-OHPI

which are Philippine Airlines' registrations in early 97.

Kai Tai - I missed you so much
User currently offlineIowa744fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 931 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 20 hours ago) and read 2163 times:

From what I recall, the 342s were just a stop-gap measure until the 343s arrived. They only operated the 342s for a short time back around 1995-1996. I saw them at Kai Tak in 96. Are you sure that they were leased from Phillipines? I thought that they were leased at the time from Lufthansa? Or Lufthansa had been a previous user of those frames. Maybe not.

User currently offlineGuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 851 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 19 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

CX also had 3 ex-Air China A343s which were horrible to operate .. according to cabin crew. CX retained the interior of 3 classes, but the F class was so inferior that CX sold it as J class along with the main J class cabin. But the flat sleeper F seats were assigned to top Oneworld /Marco Polo passengers upon check-in only. I've sat on them before.. and as bad as it was, it was quite comfortable... just don't bank on watching any entertaining IFE's on them though.

User currently offlineCX Flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6805 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

Cathay had ordered a bunch of A340-300s, and when Philippine Airlines could not take their order for them, Airbus offered them as a short lease to Cathay. Cathay saw it as a good opportunity to get to know the A340 and to start crews training on them, so that when our own A340-300s arrived, we would phase them more easily. They were never meant to e a long term lease, but only a short term one until the A343s were delivered. I am not sure if the official lessor is Airbus or Philippine Airlines, but when the A340-300s started arriving, the A340-200s were delivered to Philippine Airlines who used them for a while before they went to Aerolineas Argentinas. Lufthansa never had anything to do with it whatsoever.

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