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User currently offlinePVG From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2004, 723 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3811 times:

I have a question: Why hasn't Start Alliance tried to recruit Dragonair (KA) of Hong Kong to join? They are a great airline and I think would be a valuable addition to Star with their China flights, other regional Asia service, potential expansion of their services to say ANZ, and large base of consumers with disposable income. Something like 30 to 40% of world's population lives within a 4-5 hour flight of Hong Kong, makes sense, no? CX is OneWorld, why not have Star in Hong Kong?

Anyone know why?

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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3795 times:

PVG:

Cathay Pacific owns part of Dragonair. In addition, a mutual investor (CITIC) owns about 26% of each.



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User currently offlinePVG From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2004, 723 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3746 times:

N328KF:
Thanks! But, they operate independently and have been at each other's throats over China rights these past two years.

Still makes sense to me.


User currently offlineAlexchao From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 688 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3708 times:

CX and KA have been at each other's throats these past years, but CX hasn't relatively landed with too many China rights.

Personally, I would rather see KA or MU join oneworld and have CA join Star.


User currently offlinePVG From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2004, 723 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3686 times:

Either one is fine with me, I like CX as well. I think that they get to begin Shanghai flights in October 2005 and will increase frequency to Beijing this week.

They are also going to code-share with MU. Thinking about it, SQ may not be crazy about having CX in Star! Whereas, KA and SQ could complement and feed each other more.


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