Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 372 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1131 times:
Why dont Middle Eastern carriers operate to China? is it becuase of Communism? the only two Arab airlines Gulf Air and Emirates fly to Hong Kong and not to the mainland, Saudi Arabian Airlines has cargo flights to Taipei, I know Turkish Airlines and Iran Air fly to China but theyre not Arab, and what about Chinese carries to the Middle East how many fly there
GF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1643 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1077 times:
Yes, its true. Many middle eastern carriers do not fly to China. Probably because the gulf carriers do not have a market for pax to the Gulf or vice versa. Also, China is known to be more of a cargo destination.
Its funny though. Once I flew from Manchester to Karachi on Gulf Air and the number of Chinese paxs that were on board a gulf carrier amazed me. Out of the 200 passengers in economy about 20 must have been Chinese.
I think, yes, middle eastern carriers should fly to China and Japan. Although they do fly to singapore, hong kong, bangkok. So why not China !
KHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1613 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1060 times:
Air China flies Beijing-Karachi-Kuwait with a B767................ hey airmale has Aeroflot stopped flying to KHI suddenly??? ..... i was checking schedules and no Aeroflot flights seem to show up on KHI-SVO. That would be sad to loose yet another airline.
Aviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1029 times:
Middle Eastern airlines flying to China are:
El Al - TLV-BJS 2 x weekly 767
El Al - TLV-HKG 2 x weekly 777
Iran Air - THR-BJS 1 x weekly 74L (continues to Tokyo)
Turkish Airlines - IST-BJS 3 x weekly A340
Turkish Airlines - IST-SHA 3 x weekly
Turkish Airlines - IST-HKG 2 x weekly A340
Emirates - DXB-HKG 10 x weekly A330/777
Gulf Air - AUH-HKG 2 x weekly A340
Gulf Air - BAH-HKG 3 x weekly A340
Chinese airlines to the Middle East
Air China - BJS-KWI 1 x weekly 767
China Southern - BJS-SHJ 3 x weekly 757
Aeroflot has ceased all service to Pakistan....I quote:
"Elsewhere the airline plans to stop regular flights to a number of destinations including Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Peru, continuing the plan of retrenchment on the flag carrier's international destinations started last year. Aeroflot's representative offices will remain open in these countries. The airline has said that if traffic improves, routes will be reopened, though given the airline's commitment to the Skyteam alliance and the much-vaunted strategy of focussing on the Russian and CIS markets, this would seem an unlikely scenario."
This was as part of the announcement of this years summer schedules.
China Airlines flies 4 times weekly with MD-11s on the TPE-AUH routing.
GOOFY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1002 times:
Well, I believe if Chinese and Middle Eastern Airlines do want to fly to China and vice versa, they could always land on low fare, Karachi Intl., a perfect place to get some more pax. or they could stop at Singapore or Bangkok which is fare better than Karachi in terms of traffic.