GSTBA From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 434 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5342 times:
Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 11): BA is putting the B777-300ER on some of the HKG routes, and the new daytime service out of HKG is goign to be a B772 I believe, so a choice of B744, B773 and B772 everyday from BA.
BA025/BA026 service will be operated by a Hi-J 747 (14F/70J/30W/185Y)
BA027/BA028 service will be operated on a 77W (14F/56J/44W/183Y)
BA031/BA032 service will operate on a 4 Class 777 (12F/48J/32W/127Y)
But note that NZ is losing NZ$ 1 million a week on its international routes. The CEO has said that NZ will review its overseas routes and an announcement is expected by the end of the year. But if NZ goes then it means Star will have no representation on this important route.
Quoting LGWGate49 (Reply 9): but is it true that HX don't offer a flat bed in business? That's never gonna work on LHR-HKG!
It could work as not everybody needs a flat bed or is prepared to pay for one. Sure, top executives will demand the highest of comfort so will opt for BA/CX/VS etc but lower-ranking business people (especially owners of small firms) will be not be so fussy. And note that a lower priced business would appeal to wealthy leisure passengers.
slinky09 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2009, 680 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3806 times:
Quoting Eltomzo (Reply 15): Certainly true on their current A330s. Will be interesting to see what they roll out for this new service.
With BA J and F established, CX F rated very highly and a new J coming, and also with the OneWorld dominance on this route, any newcomer is going to have to have a very key USP to make it work. Let's see, but the odds are against them.
And we all know what a colossal failure that airline was
I am very partial to STN but LGW really seems to have become very agressive at attracting traffic since their sell-off by BAA. Of course it would be great to have more competition. But there's no point throwing more Y capacity at LON-HKG. Prices are still quite competitive.
How about a twice weekly MFM - LON route? That could be interesting if the correct aircraft (such as A330-200) was used from the existing HX fleet. Would that work from a regulatory point of view though?
25 skipness1E: Still a decrease on the five year capacity period then, more so given the dropping of the QF29 / 30 HKG-LHR-HLG sector. Odd given CX have been operat
26 smi0006: Wasn't VS having some issues with SYD as there were too many HKG bound passenger taking up the seats for SYD passengers? I would love to see a VS upg
27 LondonCity: Yes it was and to answer the problem VS introduced a second daily LHR-HKG service in 2009. But it seems the extra flight wasn't a commercial success
28 qf002: No contention to that point! Was just correcting what someone else said (that BA was going to 3 daily, which is not true )
29 SKAirbus: Well with OpenSkies and the common market there is nothing stopping another EU airline setting up shop at LHR and operate an LHR-HKG flight to keep St
30 skipness1E: Dear me no, there's a common misconception on here that airline's actually think in terms of what's best for the Alliance. They often don't, they thi
31 SKAirbus: I was merely looking at a scenario where NZ withdraws from the market leaving a capacity gap. Additionally BA's new service will only run three days
32 qf002: Well NZ is said to not being doing brilliantly HKG-LHR so I don't think there's a major * market there -- why fill a spot that has been emptied becau