Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 381 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 993 times:
According to a thread here CX are considering Tehran, Iran as a prospective future addition to their network, is there a market for them, which segment do they plan on catering to? would be great to have them there
CHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 61
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 952 times:
I hope they do: I always like to see airlines doing new things. Ive always wanted to go there to see all the ancient persian history. Im english, so i might have a bit of a problem. Best of luck to CX. i hope they make it work.
Chris : )
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 943 times:
Chris you will have no problem. I am English and have been to Iran twice. Tehran is surrounded by beautiful scenery (mountains and lakes) although it can get really cold.
Just dress appropriately - the Iranians are very welcoming people, and love to show people around their beautiful country. Plus it is not as fundamentalist as people think (the population is young, and change is in the air).
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
LAXINTL From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26170 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 881 times:
Dont know about the exact prospects about CX service to Tehran, however one needs to consider that Iran Air has operated both to Beijing and Tokyo for years.
In addition Japan has had a sort of immigration problem with its large Iranian community.
I guess Iran could provide a good amount of business traffic and cargo for CX considering most of the world outside of the US and western Europe do not see Iran as a great enemy.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 6642 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 880 times:
Apparently, Iran has a lot of rich people with a lot of money, and that is what is attracting Cathay, but it will be a specialised target group. It is only a consideration at this stage, but the planning department are much more excited about the prospects of Bangalore, and Riyadh at the moment.
Tehran is a bit like Chicago. It is being considered, but not where the planning department are putting their resources at the moment, I believe.