United Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9441 posts, RR: 13 Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5592 times:
From what I heard CX had plans to put 3 B 747-400s and 1 A 340-300s on the HKG-LHR route. But when? So far it's double daily B 747-400 and double daily A 340-300. Maybe when they have more B 747-400s? I know they are still taking delivery of a few second hand B 747-400s.
HKG-LHR is getting a bit crazy these days. Wonder if CX will go 5 times daily between HKG and LHR
Vincewy From Taiwan, joined Oct 2005, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4750 times:
Both CX and BA should really get A380 for this sector (assuming they don't need A380 for other routes, unlikely as JNB can use couple of them too) since they have some sort of alliance, a joint order and shared maintenance would work out very well.
My brother flew BA from HKG-LHR, got bumped, and got seat in the last min before dept (this was Sept BTW, I can't imagine Xmas booking), there's still market for additional flights/capacity. At current capacity BA will need 4 A380, CX will need 6 to replace current fleet .
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6758 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4442 times:
Sorry I should have explained. There are a lot of Indians living in SFO, and the passengers that would support a second flight would be the Indian passengers connecting from the Indian flights which Cathay would love to have..but do not. Without these connecting passengers, a new SFO flight cannot be justified at the moment.