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User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 981 times:

Does anyone have a link to this news. I heard about it at Justplanes but I want to see something thats a little more confirmed.

For example if they get them, when.

It would be very nice to see the CRJ or EMB flying in and out of CLK. Shame they will be in KA's (no) colour scheme.

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User currently offlineN503JB From Hong Kong, joined May 2000, 302 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 938 times:

To Khgspotter1:
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!!!

jetBlue Airways



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User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 916 times:

The first regional Jet service in Hong Kong would be nice.

User currently offlineA380 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 658 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 903 times:

Which aircraft will they buy?
My heart screams "Bombardier".


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days ago) and read 888 times:

I like both but the EMB looks much better.

User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 871 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?
regards
Trev aka Airbus_A340 Smile



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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 856 times:

Yes DragoN Airs livery can be so beautiful i dont understand why they have opted for his dull look, I think ill design one for them with Air Orange Smile

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User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6603 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 846 times:

HKGSpotter1,

The CRJ looks much better than the EMbraer, which looks too toothpick-like!


User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 842 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.

regards,
R panda


User currently offlineHkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 839 times:

Actually, why doesn't Cathay operate some smaller planes too. Isn't it a bit uneconomical for them to operate 330s (their smallest a/c) on some of their routes with low load factors?


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User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 837 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.

regards
r panda


User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6603 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 837 times:

We have quite a high cost structure and flying smaller aircraft around just isn't profitable. I would love for Cathay to do it, but it doesn't look likely. Not at the moment anyway.

User currently offlineA380 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 658 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 834 times:

CX may consider setting up a subsidiary
like SQ - SilkAir


User currently offlineCr-J From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 828 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.  Smile


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