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A Third Airline In Hong Kong?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

As you may know, the Hong Kong Government is now trying to deregulate and open up the aviation market in Hong Kong for more airlines to operate in Hong Kong.

This would affect Cathay Pacific's as well as Dragonair's position in some ways.

And I also heard that Li Kar Shing, one of the richest man in the world, has plans to open up an airline in Hong Kong.

What do you guys think? Do you think we should have another airline in Hong Kong? I, personally think that this will increase competition. However, it may turn out to be a tragedy for either or both airlines due to severe competition in a small place which is Hong Kong. Besides, it will affect Cathay Pacific, a first class Hong Kong based flag carrier.

What do you guys think about this? Will this happen?

 Smile




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User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

I personally think that there should be a grass-root airline in hk for ppl who can barely afford to travel by air. Something like Canjet, Westjet and Southwest in N. America.

my two cents
red panda


User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6588 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1548 times:

Further info.....

I heard that it is Stanley Ho, owner of Helicopters Hong Kong that is interested, and that he has identified a market in China for frequent services to smaller destinations, He says that he needs a 50% load factor on 50-seater jets to be profitable.

I don't think Cathay will be too troubled by this. Dragonair might have a bit more to say about it though.

I have been saying for years that CX and KA are both ignoring parts of the market to concentrate on the 'big bucks', and now someone else is going to jump in there. A bit more of an entrepreneurial spirit in our two main airlines would be nice.


User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

If it is true, it would be a good news to Bombardia, a/c manufacturer based in Montreal, Canada. Bombardia has 50 and 70 seat regional jets for that market btwn HK and China. Bombardia jets are very nice and efficient. They sold quite many of them to Europe as regional jets for low traffic routes. I am looking forwards to more business relationship btwn HK and Canada.

regards  Wink/being sarcastic
r panda



User currently offlineLiladesi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

Honest and healthy competition is always good for the consumer and the airlines themselves. Where can I find Li Kar Shing, what is his address?

Norbert


User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

Repulse Bay Rd. 1

I guess
r panda


User currently offlineRyaneverest From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1517 times:

Hong Kong already has three airlines at the moment:

Cathay Pacific
Dragonair
Air Hong Kong

And decades back there was TRANSCORP whose sole 707 spent more time on ground than in the air.

From what I've heard that this airline will be jointly set up by Heli Hong Kong and Hainan Airlines, and will fly to destinations in China (including Macau) with ATR-42s and -72s. Have no idea where they get the aircraft though.

To talk about competition, I guess the main competition created will be with Dragonair (with their Mainland China destinations).


User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

Does East Asia Airlines count as an Hong Kong Airline? It flys from hong kong to macau to hong kong. Its a helicopter service though  Big grin
regards
Trev AKA Airbus_A340  Smile



People. They make an airline. www.cathaypacific.com
User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6588 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

I wouldn't even say Air Hong Kong counted as an airline!!

User currently offlineCr-J From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1481 times:

Then, how do you say about Air Hong Kong?
Even though it is a freight plane operator, it is
still an airline. FedEx and UPS are also one of the
airlines in the world. In fact, FedEx is the second
largest airline in the world..


User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

I guess air hong kong is under CX. correct me if I am wrong.

red panda


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

Air Hong Kong is the third airline but its under CX now.

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