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Air China SYD-PEK Services...? Need Answers...  
User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4869 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 6 months 18 hours ago) and read 5221 times:

Hi All,

What seemed to be a technical issue with the aircraft has become a regular pattern...
Air China appear to be operating 3-4 times a week on the PEK - SYD - PEK route using A332 equipment...
Anyone with information regarding why the aircraft remains on the ground in SYD for such a long period of time and loads really justify this flight operating 3-4 days a week...

EK413


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User currently offlineAirbus A3XX From Australia, joined May 1999, 507 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 16 hours ago) and read 5175 times:

I suppose this has to do with onward connections from PEK. The new overnight service from SYD arrives in PEK early in the morning and allows better connections for passengers from PEK to other cities within China or in Asia.

User currently offlineEta unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2073 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 5088 times:

Air China in Australia is on record for saying anything larger than an A330 on the PEK route is not profitable.

User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4869 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 7 hours ago) and read 4959 times:

Thanks for the replies guys.... I just find it strange the aircraft overnights and only departs the following day...

EK413



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User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3323 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4773 times:

It looks like CA will be reverting to serving MEL via SYD outbound from April.

Australian flights:

CA 173 / CA 174 Non stop PEK-SYD-PEK, days 2*4*6 arr SYD 0605 , depart 2000

CA 175 / CA 176 PEK-PVG-SYD-PVG-PEK, days 1*3*5*7 arr SYD 0800, depart 0935

CA 177 / CA 178 PEK-PVG-MEL-SYD-PVG-PEK, days 2*4*6 (same days as overnight SYD directs)
arr MEL 0745, dep 935, arr SYD 1100, depart 1235


User currently offlineJupiter2 From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 883 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4632 times:

That new schedule would be a bit of a blow to MEL passengers, again having to travel through SYD. It would appear that CA is having trouble filling the aircraft out of MEL.

On the other hand it reinstates SYD's daily service to PVG.

RL


User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3323 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4556 times:



Quoting Jupiter2 (Reply 5):
That new schedule would be a bit of a blow to MEL passengers, again having to travel through SYD. It would appear that CA is having trouble filling the aircraft out of MEL.

On the other hand it reinstates SYD's daily service to PVG.

I think it simply has to do with the seasonal nature of the China market.

Oct to March are peak periods of travel, so i suspect the 3pw non-stop to MEL will resume every Oct to March.
QF is also operating MEL-PVG-MEL twice weekly from March - I wonder if CA will codeshare on that service?


User currently offlineQantasHeavy From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 379 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4439 times:

To Air China's credit. their new interiors are nice. When I recently boarded one of their A340-300s I was impressed. The J class seat was just like a space/sky bed. 330s have same I believe. Coach looked nice too. First seats were huge 1-2-1 layout.

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