Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12167 posts, RR: 35 Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 671 times:
I think there might be more to it than that; certainly CX is a better airline than CA and MU, but from what I have heard KA is very good. In any case, the competition may be counter-productive; KA flies to quite a few Chinese destinations, is now a known name and can feed traffic efficiently to CX's routes, particularly to TPE.
Also, don't forget that the Chinese government will have a say in this.
I think (and hope) it's far more likely for both airlines to stick with what they're good at. That said, I do see KA expanding its reach.
As to CX's expansion plans, the 346 order effectively gives the plot away; that's only the trickle that will lead to a flood. There'll be quite a few more where that came from and in time, I could see them replacing the A340-300s (I'm talking end of decade here).
By then of course, the A380 will certainly be in the fleet.
Mas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2926 posts, RR: 6 Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 661 times:
Cathay Pacific has just announced that it is going to further boost services into Malaysia by increasing flights to Penang and Kuala Lumpur. This comes only a few months after MAS and CX agreed to code-share on all their HKG-PEN and HKG-KUL services.