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Should CX Consider Narrowbodies As Well?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9169 posts, RR: 15
Posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

Hi everyone!

Do you guys think Cathay Pacific should consider using narrowbodies for one or two flights like HKG-Taipei etc?

I have heard rumours saying that CX is planning to launch flights to China again. Can anyone confirm this?



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User currently offlineAirbus A3XX From Australia, joined May 1999, 507 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

Why should they order narrowbodies for HKG-TPE while the demand is high enough to fill up 747s?

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9169 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

Additional flights maybe?

Or should they consider flying to China again with narrowbodies like A 320s or B 737NGs?


User currently offlineTupolev154B2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1239 times:

Demand between Hong Kong and China should be pretty high due to that Hong Kong is one of the busiest transit points between China and Taiwan.

User currently offlineAesch From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1235 times:

I heard that dragonair will be operating the flights to mainland china.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1232 times:

KA do fly to China, starting in June they will compete with CX on the Taipei route. They have two new A330's coming next month.

CX was looking at smaller freighters, not sure if they still are.


User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1220 times:

Personally I do not think that CX will ever consider the narrow body jets. Why? very simple. Hong Kong has two passenger airlines : Cathay Pacific and Dragonair.
While Cathay Pacific is an all wide body airline operating long haul flights, Dragonair has a narrow body fleet and concentrates on the short and medium haul flights, mainly to the mainland China. I guess there is no place for CX in this market. They can take a chance and try to compete with Dragonair , but what for? They have enough troubles to care about.
What CX should do next (my opinion) is to acquire more aircraft in order to open routes to the new long awaited destinations that would generate lots of revenue.


User currently offlineTim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 705 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1217 times:

UnitedAirline:

I dont think CX would be looking at narrowbodies at all. They need big planes and fly high demand routes.

Its like Qantas many years ago when they just flew international routes. Ansett and Australian Airlines were the masters of the Domestic market.

Basically the same with CX and Dragonair.

Tim


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9169 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

They should consider the new Boeing Jet as well as the B 747-400ER/LR.

User currently offlineStarAlliance From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

Hkgspotter,
Is that REAL that KA will compete with CX on the HKG-TPE route? I didn't even have heard of that!!! Where you get this news?
That would be interesting to see CX and KA competing on the same route as they have been operating on different route for many years already!

StarAlliance


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8017 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1167 times:

CX will never buy narrow-body jets.

The reason is simple: every one of their major routes are filled to capacity. What CX needs are more A330-300's, 777-200's and 777-300's.

CX could end up flying as many as 15 A380-800's by 2010 just to cover routes like HKG-NRT, HKG-SYD, HKG-LHR, HKG-YYZ, HKG-YVR, HKG-JFK, HKG-LAX and possibly HKG-SFO.


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9169 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1158 times:

RayChuang:

Do you think Cathay Pacific will ever buy the B 747-400ER/LR? Or more B 747-400s???

Des


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