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CX And 346 To Sydney?  
User currently offlineCtang From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 139 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2892 times:

Will CX again use the 346 to fly to Sydney again this upcoming northern winter (Austtralia's summer)?

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User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3314 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2878 times:

it's not scheduled at this stage.

at the moment it looks like 3 per day with 3 class A330.

But there might be last might or ad hoc changes...


User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5520 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2870 times:

Quoting Ctang (Thread starter):
Will CX again use the 346 to fly to Sydney again this upcoming northern winter (Austtralia's summer)?

Like 6thfreedom has said its all A330. But during the Australian summer they do send do the A346 on occasion or the A343

[Edited 2006-07-21 09:25:30]

User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2453 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2863 times:

All 3 A346s are tied up with New York and London. If anything Sydney will go 4x daily and get a HDA A333 in the not so distance future (and when they get them back from CCA). It's not scheduled for this coming winter season.


A310/A319/20/21/A332/3/A343/6/A388/B732/5/7/8/B742/S/4/B752/B763/B772/3/W/E145/J41/MD11/83/90
User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3314 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2583 times:

Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 3):
If anything Sydney will go 4x daily and get a HDA A333 in the not so distance future (and when they get them back from CCA). It's not scheduled for this coming winter season.

I think MEL will go triple daily before SYD goes to 4pw.

Probably Nov 07 at the latest..


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5193 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 4):

I think MEL will go triple daily before SYD goes to 4pw.

I'd more likely see MEL and ADL delinked before MEL went triple daily, that would add an extra probably 400/500 seats weekly dedicated to MEL, ADL could then get a dedicated 3x weekly flight.

Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 3):
All 3 A346s are tied up with New York and London

CX 346's don't fly to LHR often do they? I thought the 3rd aircraft flew to YVR a few times weekly?


User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5520 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2522 times:

Quoting ZK-NBT (Reply 5):
CX 346's don't fly to LHR often do they?

Very rarely. The A346 is dedicated to HKG-JFK route soon it will be served by B773ER once CX receive them


User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2453 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

Quoting VHVXB:
Very rarely. The A346 is dedicated to HKG-JFK route soon it will be served by B773ER once CX receive them

Not true. At the moment either 253/254 or 256/257 (or both) is usually an A346 but starting winter schedule both will become A346s. 830/831 has been/will be A346.

Quoting ZK-NBT (Reply 5):
CX 346's don't fly to LHR often do they? I thought the 3rd aircraft flew to YVR a few times weekly?

This is the winter season schedule ex-VHHH for all the A346s. Should be easy enough to figure out what is what. All datetimes UTC.

CX254/CX253-34567-346-LHR-1005/HKG/0635-LHR-1OVN
CX254/CX830-12-346-LHR-1005/HKG/0215-JFK-1OVN
CX256/CX830-34567-346-LHR-0750/HKG/0215-JFK-1OVN
CX256/CX257-12-346-LHR-0750/HKG/0120-LHR-1OVN
CX507/CX257-2-346-KIX-1345/HKG/0120-LHR-2OVN
CX831/CX253-7-346-JFK-1155/HKG/0635-LHR-2OVN
CX831/CX257-34567-346-JFK-1155/HKG/0120-LHR-2OVN
CX831/CX253-2-346-JFK-1155/HKG/0635-LHR-1OVN
CX831/CX506-1-346-JFK-1155/HKG/0220-KIX-1OVN

The fourth Sydney service as I have mentioned will be on a Dragonair (HDA) A333, 3 of which have been leased to Air China (CCA). The rights have been granted to Dragon therefore this is kind of a separate issue from other Cathay Australian services.

[Edited 2006-07-22 09:49:51]


A310/A319/20/21/A332/3/A343/6/A388/B732/5/7/8/B742/S/4/B752/B763/B772/3/W/E145/J41/MD11/83/90
User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5193 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2364 times:

Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 7):
This is the winter season schedule ex-VHHH for all the A346s. Should be easy enough to figure out what is what. All datetimes UTC.

Where do you get your info from?

There are no 346's loaded on those routes that you mentioned other than JFK, unless they come under EQV, but none of the LHR flights are EQV, there are 2 744's and 2 343's daily.


User currently offlineOrlando666 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2138 times:

the 3 leased A346 of CX were rented primarily for the JFK non-stops. for crew familiarisation/training/maintaining min hours etc, and of course utilisation, occasionally operated to SYD & SIN. But A346 is really dedicated to JFK.

User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5520 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 7):
Not true. At the moment either 253/254 or 256/257 (or both) is usually an A346 but starting winter schedule both will become A346s. 830/831 has been/will be A346

when CX's lease of the A346 expires won't they replace it with the B773ER once they get it or do they have long term plans of the A346??


User currently offlineOrlando666 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2107 times:

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 10):

bingo! dont expect to see CX A346 anywhere except JFK for sure.


User currently offlinePaulcaz From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2014 times:

you see a340-600s in LHR mon-wed-fri!


Paul Newman Ascot UK
User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3314 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

Quoting ZK-NBT (Reply 5):
I'd more likely see MEL and ADL delinked before MEL went triple daily, that would add an extra probably 400/500 seats weekly dedicated to MEL, ADL could then get a dedicated 3x weekly flight.

Just remember that is the MEL pax that support ADL services, not the other way around.
The only reason CX increased services via ADL from 2 to 4pw was not because MEL was not doing well, but to test how many pax they could attract from ADL to see if it could sustain 3 or 4pw terminators.

Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 7):
The fourth Sydney service as I have mentioned will be on a Dragonair (HDA) A333, 3 of which have been leased to Air China (CCA). The rights have been granted to Dragon therefore this is kind of a separate issue from other Cathay Australian services.

Now that CX owns KA, why would they introduce a 4th service under a different brand in a HDA config? That's obsurd.

Also remember that SYD has a curfew 23.00 - 06.00, which means there are only 17 hours of ops per day.
CX effectively has services every 3 hours, and that covers all the departure banks to/from AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG. I think you will find CX increasing capacity on 21pw rather than adding frequency.

MEL however could support a 3rd frequency.
AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG 0900 << CONNECTIONS FROM EUROPE
MEL 2100

MEL 2355 << DOMESTIC CONNECTIONS FROM CBR, ADL, TASMANIA
AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG 06.35 + 1 << KA CHINA CONNECTIONS, NORTH ASIA AND LHR CX CONNEX.


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