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Dragonair Leasing A330s To Air China  
User currently offlinePEK18R36L From China, joined Dec 2005, 107 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3971 times:

Just came back from a quick jaunt down to Shanghai, and found to my delight that both of my CA flights were being operated by leased Dragonair A330s (B-HYG going down, B-HYH coming back). The aircraft came complete with Dragonair flight crew and senior cabin staff.

We know CA, KA, and CX are one large extended family, but does anyone out there have details on why CA is leasing these birds, and how long they'll have them for?



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User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day ago) and read 3896 times:

This actually happened before the whole CX/CA/KA buyout drama.

User currently offlinePEK18R36L From China, joined Dec 2005, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 17 hours ago) and read 3777 times:

Well, the CX/CA/KA drama has actually been ongoing for seven years, at least at the group level. The recent transaction was basically the second act.

So when did the leasing start?

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User currently offlineBlrBird From Cambodia, joined Apr 2005, 579 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 17 hours ago) and read 3768 times:

What happened to the new 330 that KA received last month? Has this gone to CA too?

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User currently offlineAndrewtang From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 466 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 3657 times:

The leasing started before Air China even got their A330-200s. The Airbus on lease are constantly rotated among the fleet of old cabin A330-300s.

Anyway only those old cabin A330 flies for the Air China routes. The newest cabin A330 still fly for KA.

User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1567 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 7 hours ago) and read 3581 times:

Dragonair have 4 aircraft on wet-lease to Air China. The contracts expire next year and they will upgrade the services to PVG and launch extra Kaoshiung taiwan flights.

[Edited 2006-11-29 14:08:50]

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