N503JB From Hong Kong, joined May 2000, 300 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 760 times:
I think this is Dragon Air planning now, I didn't heard anything inside the company. It's would be very interesting to see CRJ or EMB with Dragon Air Color in Hong Kong and hopefully won't make us going to have a heavy work.
Anyway, if I get any news on this. I will tell you!!!
Airbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1558 posts, RR: 20 Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 693 times:
Hey I just want to raise a point; but isn't operating to and from hong kong quites expensive, considering that landing fees are some of the most expensive in the world.
Would it be profitable to fly regionals in and out of Hong Kong?
I had thought of this before but I thought it would be too expensive. Can someone clear this up?
Trev aka Airbus_A340
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Red Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 664 times:
The profit margin for regional flights are always less than that of international flights. However, I still think there will be a need for regional flights at HKG. Hopefully KA (or other airlines) will go for Bombardier. They make really good regional jets. ( 50 or 70seats). If I had money, I am sure I would buy Bombardier's shares.
Red Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 659 times:
I think the avg. load factor is pretty good for CX. It should be around 70%. The load factor is posted on CX's official website and are updated monthly.
Also, CX probably wanna reserve some extra seats for its customers who want seats immediately.
Cr-J From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 49 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 650 times:
Yeah, CX should do that a long time ago. In fact, Cathay's aircrafts are too big for regional service if the SE Asian regions do not have a good load factor of aircrafts. In SE Asia, it does not like N. America, whereas driving, long distance bus or trains are able to replace air service. For example, if someone took a cruise ship from HKG to SIN, it would take a long time and very costly. This make Asian airlines big and comes with a high fare.
IF CX sets up a regional airline, it would have direct competition with DragonAir then.
In my opinion, some routes like HKG -- Guangzhou should be flew by regional jets like CRJ rather than a 767. The load factor of the 767 is low and the loading/unloading time is too long for business travellers. Everybody just shift to high speed train instead.
Also, regional jets do not reruire jetways, they only have to put some place around the terminal and put several regional jets at the same time. Then, the CRJ has their own ladder for passengers to get in and out. This would offer an express service for all passengers from HKG.
I would love to see Bombardier gets the contract and I hope A380 would be able to take pictures when they are in production.