United Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9106 posts, RR: 15 Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2628 times:
Hi everyone. We have just had a discussion about whether or not Singapore Airlines will go for more B 747-400s. Or even the B 747-400LR. Which I strongly believe that they will.
Let us now talk about Cathay Pacific.
For quite a number of years, Cathay Pacific has not purchased the B 747-400s for Passengers Mode. How come?
I think it is time for them to go for more B 747-400s as this would be better for them for future fleet expansions to Europe or to the United States.
I think they should even go for the B 747-400LR. Why? That would allow them to open up routes like HKG-JFK, or HKG-EWR to compete with United Airlines as well as Continental. Also, more passengers can be carried on flights from Hong Kong to Toronto, without the need to stop over at Anchorage, Alaska with an A 340-400.
What do you guys think?
Will Cathay Pacific go for more B 747-400s? Or even the B 747-400LR?
CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4773 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2594 times:
First of all, there is no such thing as an A340-400, but I think you just made a typo so no big deal.
Cathay seems to be loyal to Airbus, with more orders coming for the A330.
The B747-400LR is a bit large for "opening up" new very-long range routes...the A340-500 is more sensibly sized for such duty. I think it would be much more likely for Cathay to order that aircraft.
TK From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2567 times:
It is highly unlikely that Cathay will be getting anymore 747-400s. If anything, they are looking to REPLACE their 747-400's. Although this may not happen anytime soon. I believe that a mix of A346's and A380's will serve Cathay's needs quite well.
United Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9106 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2560 times:
A 340-300 I mean.
Well, Cathay Pacific has purchased the B 777-300. They are currently looking into the B 777-200ER/LR. I have a feeling that they will not be getting the A 380 but a mixture of B 747-400/400LR/X Stretch.
Oxygen From Hong Kong, joined Sep 1999, 674 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2538 times:
Political !? This is Hong Kong, not China, most importantly, Cathay is mainly British owned, so how does cathay's planes interfere with the Mainland Chinese Government ? And if it really comes to political, Cathay would be more likely to buy Airbus than Boeing because of British Influence , which had already happened when Cathay switched to the RR powered Tristars from the DC10 which she had already dicided to buy but yet to place an official order.
CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4445 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2515 times:
Cathay was supposed to place a large order for A330, A340 and A380 series aircraft month or so ago but cancelled it due to the cooling down of the U.S. economy. If they are going to order any 747s it would most likely be 6 747-400Fs. This being said, Boeing has redesigned what the 747X's wing is going to look like and changed other critical designs that will be employed into the aircraft. Maybe CX would be interested?