Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19368 posts, RR: 52 Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2579 times:
Do you think a thrice-weekly service from Manchester to Hong Kong via Delhi and Manchester to Bangkok via Mumbai, both using the Airbus A330-300 or an aircraft with similar capacity for both passengers and cargo, would be viable? PLEASE ASSUME PERMISSION WAS GRANTED BY BOTH THE UK AND INDIAN AUTHORITIES.
[Edited 2005-01-18 12:47:37]
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GKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25183 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2528 times:
Wasnt BMI rumoured to be considering MAN-HKG using 332s, but they couldnt start it because twinjets arent allowed over the Himalaya's or something like that? Of course flying via India may change that thing though
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CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6694 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2428 times:
Twinjets are allowed over the Himalayas, but many airlines have an issue with the passenger oxygen requirements on a certain route which some airlines who don't fly many other route also with this requirement aren't willing to pay for, and also there could be an issue with the maximum altitude in event of an engine failure with the hills there, but Air France fly the 777s to HKG.