Bkkair From Thailand, joined Aug 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6339 times:
Blamed not only on fuel costs but lower demand, somewhat due to the new Chinese visa restrictions (which will expire after the Olympics).
Flights to be cut: Guangzhou to Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Angkor, Hong Kong, Seoul and Singapore for the months of June, July, August and September. Flights to Seoul, Los Angeles, Paris, Sydney, Jakarta, Lagos, Dubai, Delhi, Fukuoka and Penang will be cut as well.
The articles indicate services might come back from October. The articles don't say if these are complete cuts or cuts in capacity/frequency.
Carnoc From China, joined Oct 2001, 875 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5092 times:
Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 4): There will be some reduction in capacity between now and Oct, but no routes dropped altogether!
Sorry, but that's not 100% correct.
In fact, China Southern Airlines has decided to drop all its flights to Angkor, Cambodia; and Phuket, Thailand roughly between mid-June and end-Sept. With almost all other Southeast Asian routes getting a heavy cut on capacity.
I have been informed that close to 90% of the airline's international routes will be affected with most international services see a reduction in flight frequency, smaller operating aircraft or flight cancellation on "selected days".
Beijing to Dubai to Lagos from 3 weekly to 2 weekly.
Guangzhou to Los Angeles from 1 daily to 3 or 4 weekly.
Guangzhou to Paris, Charles de Gaulle from 3 weekly to 2 weekly.
Guangzhou to Dubai from 4 weekly to 3 weekly.
Guangzhou to Penang from 1 daily to 4 weekly.
Guangzhou to Delhi from 3 weekly to 2 weekly.
Guangzhou to Sydney from 3 or 4 weekly to 2 weekly.
Guangzhou to Fukuoka from 5 weekly to 3 weekly.
Shenyang to Cheongju from 1 weekly to 2 weekly. Shenyang to Irkutsk from 5 weekly to 6 weekly.
Urumqi to Dushanbe from 1 weekly to 2 weekly. Urumqi to Novosibirsk from 2 weekly to 3 weekly.
The following routes will not have adjustments as previously stated:
Beijing to Hong Kong remains 1 daily.
Guangzhou to Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Seoul remain 1 daily.
Guangzhou to Kathmandu remains 2 weekly.
Guangzhou to Jakarta remains 4 weekly
Urumqi to Sharjah to Jeddah remain 1 weekly.
Urumqi to Dushanbe remain 1 weekly.
The following routes will be or already suspended.
Beijing to Tehran (one stop route re-introduced).
Guangzhou to Sendai
Guangzhou to Singapore
Guangzhou to Siem Reap
Harbin to Cheongju
The following routes will be implemented or re-introduced: