Vain~ From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1046 times:
Cathay operates the A340 instead of the 744 to AMS for a couple of weeks now, i don't know if this is due to the pilot-strikes or they just changed the aircraft type.
Also they used to fly HKG-AMS-MAN-AMS-HKG, but now they fly only HKG-AMS-HKG ( maybe also due to pilot-strikes ), arriving at 6:30 and leaving at 14:25 dutch time.
1stspotter From Netherlands, joined Jun 1999, 521 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1016 times:
Cathay Pacific stated that for the time being the Hong Hong - Amsterdam route is being operated by Airbus A340 aircraft.
Starting the winterseason Cathay is likely to operate the A340 on this route all the time.
The Amsterdam-Manchester leg is not operated anymore by CX.
Nice summer here in AMS, with Singapore starting to operate the B777 to AMS. And Korean Air is back with passenger B747-400 flights.
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7378 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 985 times:
I believe that the CX hierarchy are investigating the possibilities of non-stop MAN-HKG services with A340s. It would certainly improve this route's performance as it was a one-stop service via either AMS or CDG. Try getting people on to that when they operate double daily non-stop from LHR!
Anyway, it can be no coincidence that airlines that begin non-stop long-haul from MAN have no apparent trouble filling planes