Gardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1520 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2391 times:
Allthough CathayPacific and Dragon Air have the vast Chinese market on its doorstep, it appears Singapore Airlines(with its subsidiary Silk Air) is still the bigger of the two - and I think this is mainly on the strength of Singapore Airlines alone. I know for a fact they have more flights, more destinations and a larger fleet.
CXCPA From Hong Kong, joined May 2000, 387 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2381 times:
Now, Dragon Air is not the subsidary of Cathay Pacific. Cathay Pacific+Swire Group only holds about 10-20% of Dragonair's shares. The largest holder is a Chinese government owned company. It holds more than 50% of Dragonair's shares. So, you cannot CX+KA. Why don't Dragonair and Cathay Pacific operate the same route? It is because of Hong Kong Government policy.
Marcelduchamp From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 87 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2365 times:
I'm not too sure how you would scientifically group them together and measure their size. If Cathay's minority Dragonair stake is to be lumped together with Cathay, I guess Singapore's size should be measured not only with SilkAir, but with Virgin Atlantic, Air New Zealand and Ansett Australia. And for example, British Airways with Qantas, if we're using the same system.