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Cathay A330 To SYD&MEL  
User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

I checked CX's timetable and found out that they are now operating their new A330-300X on routes to Sydney and Melbourne where previously A340-300 had been operated. After US Airways it's now the second carrier operating the A333 on flights lasting longer than 9 hours. And they don't seem to suffer from payload restictions as in such a case a change from the ultra-longhauler A343X wouldn't have made sense.

But I'm wondering about the configurations. A340s are equipped with First and Business Class while (following CX's timetable) all A330 are equipped with Business only. No satisfying First loads or more damand for Business?
Who knows more?


Regards
Udo

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User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6582 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

The second carrier after US Air to use their A330s on long hauls? How about Air Canada? Don't they fly theirs long haul? LTU? SkyService?

The 747-400s will be making much less of an appearance in Australia, and eventually it will be an all Airbus destination with the 777s providing some support.


User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

Please don't get me wrong, I meant the A330-300 only, and again only on flights longer than 9 hours. As far as I know Air Canada uses its A333 only from and to YYZ and YUL which can be reached in less than nine hours, but well, I'm not sure about the MUC-YYZ flight. LTU used to fly the A330-300 to the Caribbean in the winter months but they suffered from payload restictions.

Nevertheless, the A333X can do long hops now and there will definitely be more airlines to use that advantage. But that could also weaken the A343's position.


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

Air Canada flies Munich to Canada and LTU from Germany to the Carribean and US.
Emirates uses the A330 also for long haul.
regards SQ


User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

Yes, but Emirates's A330 are -200s, and about AC and LT: see my previous post.

Regards
Udo


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

Malaysia Airlines fly their A330-300 to Turkey and thats long haul Smile

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User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6582 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1455 times:

That's very long. Considering MH's ones are early models, can these make it without weight penalties?

User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

Malaysian also used to fly their A330s to Perth, Darwin. Not so sure now...

User currently offlineFFMilesJunkie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1437 times:

The A330's CX is sending down to SYD & MEL are their new configurations with the new "Betsy Seat" first class and the new Business class with the lounge and the almost flat seats.

The flights to BNE, CNS, and PER are the older style A330s with just the old Business class and no first.


User currently offlineEconojetter From Malaysia, joined May 2001, 430 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

AFAIK, Malaysia Airlines flies to IST via DXB, otherwise their A330s could not make that without severe payload penalty.

I believe the A330-300s that Cathay flies to SYD with are -300X (or HGW) versions that have a still air range of just over 10000 km compared to about 8800 km for the initial versions. Those figures might be slightly off.


User currently offlineAmericanM80 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

i hope they do!!!!!!! cause the A330 kicks butt

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