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Air China Will Open Wuhan-CDG! + Fleet  
User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4901 times:

http://www.easybourse.com/Website/dynamic/News.php?NewsID=661988

Who could have imagine one day it will exist a direct flight between Wuhan and Paris !

It will come to a reality next year when CA will open the route , along Wuhan- TYO and Wuhan-SIN.

Also they said they will buy wide bodies in 2011 , without stating how many and which type (s).

My money will go on the A350XWB.

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User currently offlineMIgAiR54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1732 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4837 times:



Quoting FCKC (Thread starter):
My money will go on the A350XWB.

I think for this kind of routes the B787 seems better, more direct link with small planes, but with the size of chine and Its huge population everything could be posible, but I really don´t know anything about Wuhan.

Could someone give us some light about this city??


User currently offlineAustralis From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4743 times:

The only reason i could see for this flight would be that in the Wuhan, in the Hubei Province, has attracted investment from French multinationals locating at establish their factories there. (On Wikipedia, it does mentioned that over 50 French companies have attracted to the region and accounts for 1/3 of all investment in China by the French).

Anyways, im guessing perhaps a A330-200 aircraft for the route would suffice? Considering that they are establishing this route, i think it would be the ideal aircraft, and perhaps within its range and capabilities hopefully.


User currently offlinePVGAMS From China, joined Apr 2009, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4547 times:

Wuhan has the huge Dong Feng Peugeot Citroen Automobile plant, along with a lot of other French investments. France even has a consulate located there.

User currently offlineEghansen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4466 times:



Quoting Australis (Reply 2):
The only reason i could see for this flight would be that in the Wuhan, in the Hubei Province, has attracted investment from French multinationals locating at establish their factories there.

I would think that in the future there will be a great number of cities with intercontinental service opening up. China is a country with 1.2 billion and only 3 main intercontinental gateways (CAN, PVG, PEK), 4 if you include Hong Kong.

When you consider the service to Europe from KUL, BKK and SIN combined, which serve a region with about 85 million people, there is substantial room for growth.


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4361 times:

If (when ?) AFKL's plan to open a nonstop CDG-XIY materializes, that would make quite a few Chinese cities directly linked to Paris-CDG : Beijing, Shanghai, Ganghzou, Hong-Kong, Chengdu, Wuhan, Xian

User currently offlinePVGAMS From China, joined Apr 2009, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4185 times:

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 5):

there's a direct flight to CDG from Chengdu? Or are you talking about the AMS flight?

[Edited 2009-05-06 01:35:03]

User currently offlineArticulatexpat From Hong Kong, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4035 times:



Quoting Eghansen (Reply 4):
4 if you include Hong Kong



Quoting FlySSC (Reply 5):
If (when ?) AFKL's plan to open a nonstop CDG-XIY materializes, that would make quite a few Chinese cities directly linked to Paris-CDG : Beijing, Shanghai, Ganghzou, Hong-Kong

I wouldn't lump Hong Kong in with the mainland cities. Although technically HK belongs to China, in most respects it functions as an independent country. It's a separate customs and immigration territory from China, with different visa requirements. Except for the issue of physical proximity, putting HK with China is a bit like conflating Bermuda with the UK or Guam with the US.


User currently offlineHuaiwei From Singapore, joined Oct 2008, 1114 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3928 times:



Quoting FUCK (Thread starter):
It will come to a reality next year when CA will open the route , along Wuhan- TYO and Wuhan-SIN.

Hmm apparently the airline is going to establish a hub there after a breakdown of talks with East Star Airlines. Thing is, no airline operated an international flight from that airport except KE to Incheon even while East Star was still around, so it is still untested territory. Good luck to Air China!

Quoting FCKC (Thread starter):
Wuhan- TYO

You mean NRT?

Quoting Articulatexpat (Reply 7):
I wouldn't lump Hong Kong in with the mainland cities

HK may not technically be a "mainland" city, but it is certainly a Chinese one, and there is nothing factually wrong if one would to call it a city in the PRC and that it is a major hub serving southern China in competition with CAN. The artificial borders that one puts up in the face of xenophobic pressures will eventually erode as economic realities and practicality takes precedence. It is not a matter of if, but when.



It's huaiwei...not huawei. I have nothing to do with the PRC! :)
User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3874 times:
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Quoting Huaiwei (Reply 8):
You mean NRT?

TYO = Tokyo Metropolitan Area Airport Code. It includes both NRT and HND.  Wink


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