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CX Dumping Zurich  
User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2036 times:

A Report From Yahoo! Singapore.

Wednesday April 4, 8:49 PM

Cathay Pacific says to stop Zurich flights May 1


HONG KONG, April 4 (Reuters) - Hong Kong-based carrier Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd <0293.HK> said on Wednesday that it will suspend flights between Hong Kong and Zurich from May 1 for commercial reason.

"The route has performed relatively poorly over the past few years. Cathay Pacific will closely monitor the situation and look to resume flights if and when the market situation improves," said the airline in a statement.

The last Cathay Pacific flight will leave Hong Kong for Zurich on April 29 and return on April 30, it added.

The airline continues to operate 39 flights a week to Europe, excluding codeshare services, it said. Cathay also operates 14 cargo flights to Europe each week to Frankfurt, London and Paris.

Cathay shares ended Wednesday 3.91 percent lower at HK$11.10.


Wow, CX is dumping routes in 2-3years! But I think they will continue the code-share with Swissair.


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User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

What a pity!! Bad day for ZRH!! But i cant help it.

Tom


User currently offlineTeahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5287 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

Hey,

This is definitely rather sad  Sad! Swissair will definitely be happy with much higher loads!

Bad day for Zurich!

Kind Regards,
Jeremiah Teahan


Zurich Airport Group




Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineAir Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1517 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

now it sounds to me that Switzerland is like Malaysia in Europe (well aviationwise anyway...)
National airline huge losses, airlines leaving capital city...

you think so??

rgds
Jimmy


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12323 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

This basically means I'm not awfully happy. I was going to fly this route in October; I can still fly SR of course, but I wanted to fly back on an CX A340. However, not to worry, there's always 2002 and plain old London and plainer old 744!

User currently offlineSR3496 From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 792 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

Very bad news for ZRH!  Sad

Air Taiwan: Zurich is NOT Switzerland's capital city. It is only Switzerland's most important and biggest town. Berne is the capital.


User currently offline777-500ER From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

Sad thing. :-(

User currently offlineGardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1520 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1811 times:

This will be the 2nd European city CX have pulled out of - Stockholm was the first back in 1996.
Well atleast, CX still codeshares on the SR service so there is some sort of a "presence" at Zurich.


User currently offlineAir Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1517 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1801 times:

you're right SR3496, I knew Zurich is not the capital of Swizerland but I forgot. Sorry  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

(I bet a lot of you far away from the land down under still think that Sydney is the capital of Australia... I know people who do anyway...)

Apologies for my sometimes shocking geographical knowledge...

rgds
Jimmy


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 375 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1799 times:

CX flew to Stockholm??? when Confused



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User currently offlineWishihadalife From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1801 times:

Airmale -

If they pulled out of Stockholm in 1996, it stands to reason that :

a) Yes, they did fly to Stockholm, and
b) It was in the years before 1996

Maybe its just my genius, but I think that was pretty easy to deduce?


User currently offlineSaint-Exupery From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1793 times:

I read in the unique (Zurich Airport Information magazin) march edition that CX wants to increase its ZRH service from 5 flights a week to a daily service... a big turnaround I think

User currently offlineGardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1520 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

I just checked the schedules for August at the cx website and its own ZRH flights still come up...very strange.
CX flew to Stockholm from early 95 (3 times a week HKG-FRA-ARN with 747s) and the plan was to go to a non-stop 340 operation, but they deciced to end the route before that(early 96)



User currently offlineOdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1758 times:

This is the same that happen for BA for its KUL operation. It was suppose to go daily last year, but in the end, it pulled out of the busy LHR-KUL route. I guess BA won't be flying into KUL for a very long time more! (Thay had 5 flights a week as well!)

Regards


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 375 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

How is Cathay's service to Istanbul, Turkey fairing Smile

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User currently offlineStarAlliance From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

OH!! Bad news to see!! Then, everyone on the ZRH-HKG route have to use Swissair MD-11 service. There will be less choice then. A boost to SAirGroup! But, why don't CX operate the route for 2 or 3 flights a week, then there will still a alternative choice for passengers!

Nontheless, CX is buying more aircrafts from Airbus and seems have more expansion in Asian and North American routes!


User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6533 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1675 times:

ZRH has been doing fairly badly for some time now. The flights have been going full, but the yields have been quite low. Unfortunately, Rome is also quite bad, and believe it or not, Amsterdam is not that great either. These places are all under review, although ZRH was the weakest of them all. Istanbul is actually doing quite well!

New routes under consideration are primarily Riyadh, Tehran, and Balgalore. New York direct will probably be started towards the end of summer, and Chicago is also on the cards. With Dragonair beginning to compete with Cathay, we are looking to start flying to Beijng and Shanghai again, although there is a lot of politics involved. There could well be another destination announced before the end of the year, but we shall see.


User currently offlineCathay pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1661 times:

why would CX wants to fly to Riyadh (where is it???), Tehran, and Balgalore (again...where is it???)......I would like to see them fly to Honolulu......

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzyFly Cathay Pacific.....The Heart of Asia  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineEasy_fella From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

There is talk of Cathay starting flights to Honolulu. Not sure how certain that is though.

User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 375 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1635 times:

Bangalore is in India, its their Silicon valley, Riyadh I heard about but wouldnt Jeddah be more feasible/attractive? which market segment are they planning on catering to by serving Riyadh? as for Tehran, that comes as a pleasent surprise would love to see CX there Smile


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User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

CX's Stockholm flight was a seasonal flight via Frankfurt

User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6533 posts, RR: 55
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

Bangalore would provide many pax connecthing with our SFO services. Likewise, many of the other flights to Riyadh, and Tehran would provide valuable connections to the other passengers. Singapore Airlines have long capitalised on the money of providing connections with pax. Cathay has not, apart from it's Australia services, but would like to start doing so, as there is a lot of money there. There is a plan to double the fleet by 2007, although we have been saying this for years!

User currently offlineARN From Sweden, joined Feb 2001, 262 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1576 times:

Mr. Jiml1126!

CX´s Stockholm-service was not, in my opinion, a seasonal flight. Well not unless the word seasonal stands for 15 months in a row.
I have often wondered why CX started that flight. ARN - FRA - HKG was a flight lasting more than 17 hrs. ARN - HKG with change of planes in CPH was a 13 hrs. flight all together. I guess that perhaps a nonstop operation with a A340 HKG - ARN could be successful, but now when Finnair is starting their operation to HKG perhaps not


User currently offlineCatpac From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1555 times:

OH no das gibts nichts,...I have always wanted to fly for Cathay pacific for many reasons, and one of the main reasons was that they fly to Zurich,...well not for much longer, das glaub ich nicht.

Hopefully things will pick up and catpac returns to ZRH for a more sucessful "round 2".



User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1551 times:

http://www.afxpress.com/afxpress2/html/story_2218639.xml

This article states that CX will return in 2002. I truky hope this is true.

Tom


25 Airbus Lover : air taiwan: that was wat i wanna say...i rilly feel sorry for KLIA....dun forget their loans securing the project and etc.... they're gonna lose a lot
26 Catpac : Another thought just popped up,... How come SIA has been so sucessful in flying SIN-ZRH route with a 744??? Its really strange because Hong-Kong and S
27 Gerardo : I' suggest, that SQ has better connections at SIN than CX at HKG. It's only a guess, but when I try to find a flight to anywhere in Australia, the fir
28 Catpac : Danke viel mals fuer deine gedacht,...I hope I was right there, I was trying to say thanks for you thought... Anyway we'll see what will happen,...but
29 Saint-Exupery : In addition to Gerardo's statement, the SQ ZRH-SIN flights are BRU-ZRH-SIN flights. So passengers from BRU and ZRH are filiing the 744 while CX was fl
30 LJ : CX flyboy, any chance an A340 might come to AMS? I know that last year there were some rumours that CX would change HKG-AMS-MAN into HKG-MAN (daily) a
31 CX flyboy : The rumour for a direct MAN flight is still a possibility, but as you stated, I have no idea what they will fly to AMS, but remember, as far as I know
32 SIA fan : On some days SQ 346 terminates only in ZRH and not continue to other cities. Maybe SQ has been so successful with the 744 because they provide more co
33 Jiml1126 : It might be a big challenge for SQ, since SQ will launch BRU non-stop flight instead of stop in Zurich. from August. Also, SIA's Zurich flight also ca
34 LJ : CX flyboy, CX flies 5 times (at least during the last winter schedule) weekly HKG-AMS-MAN (fri-mon + wed) Anyway I think you're right about the yields
35 CX flyboy : Oh, then it must be CDG that gets two MAN trips a week. Getting confused.
36 Gerardo : Depending on the weekdays, SQ flies from SIN to ZRH and then to either BRU, MAD, or VIE, and perhaps another destination. So, if SQ will start SIN-BRU
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