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Cathay Suspends B777 Ridayh Virgin Launch.  
User currently offlineCXFA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

Just got back today from Kuala Lumpur and noticed that CX cancelled the launch for the first madien flight to Ridayh via Bahrain.Quite sad news as i might get a chance to fly to Saudi for the first time.

No news when the route will be launched, but not in the near future.

Cheers,
Edwards

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User currently offlineRwy31R From Saudi Arabia, joined Aug 2001, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

Iwas afreid f that.. I went late last night to the irport 0 km away to see that wonderful CX 777-200 parking at T1..unfortunatly nothing. Very sad news!  Crying


"Saudia Three Five hold short Three One Right"
User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1084 times:

Hello,

Has CX reduced its capacities to Middle East BTW?

Thank you,

Best regards,
Alain Mengus


User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1066 times:

is there a market for this route??? and what kind of ppl will fly this route???

thanks

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User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1031 times:

Not sure about who would use the route; I know the Saudis are so lazy they get Asians to run the place, so perhaps this is the market Cathay is contemplating?

Other than that, I can't see much point in CX flying to RUH, unless the point is filling the a/c up at BAH.

Regards


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1018 times:

where is Ridayh? Or is it Riyadh or something similar?




User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineAgmyvr From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 987 times:

Are you sure? CX website has the Riyadh flight ETA and ETD and it shows the flight is within 30 mins late.


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 379 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 949 times:

Hi Alain,

CX are planning to drop Istanbul, so again it will only be Dubai and Bahrain that they serve, they dropped Abu Dhabi too long time back, regarding the Saudi capital Riyadh according to a member here well connected with CX theyre focussing on transit traffic like SQ and may be looking into adding more middle eastern destinations such as Tehran which is also on their cards Smile



.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineCx74b From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 940 times:

CXFA,

I would suggest that you look at your sources very closely as your sources are no longer trustworthy...sorry! Please read the official press release from CX website! I am sure they know what they are doing!

29 October 2001

Cathay Pacific's new service to Riyadh now in operation

Cathay Pacific Airways yesterday launched its new service between Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh. The first flight touched down in Riyadh slightly ahead of schedule at 10:53pm. The new service involved two return flights a week and utilises Cathay Pacific's Boeing 777-200 aircraft.

Riyadh is the second new destination Cathay Pacific has launched this year. In March the airline commenced services to India's capital Delhi. The airline has also announced it will begin flights to the Japanese city of Sapporo in 2 December.

The city of Riyadh is rich in history and home to many archaeological sites and museums. The attractions include the Masmak Fortress, Murraba Palace, Al-Thumairi Gate and the ruins of the old capital Dir'aiyah. As Saudi Arabia's capital, it also acts as an ideal base to visit other Saudi Arabian cities.

Cathay Pacific's Director and Chief Operating Officer Philip Chen said: "Riyadh is an important addition to Cathay Pacific's passenger network and will help further enhance Hong Kong's position as Asia's leading aviation hub."



User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 902 times:

Saudi certainly has some very interesting historical ruins and all, but I highly doubt tourism is the main attaction for Cathay; unless you are on pilgrimage, it is virtually impossible to gain an entry visa into Saudi Arabia, unless you are visiting strictly for religious, family or business reasons.

I am still wondering why they decided to pick this route up. Anyone have info/suggestions?

Regards


User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8145 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 897 times:

Lots of money in Saudi, lots of banks in HK. I bet there's loads of business traffic.

Btw Cathay are my favourite airline.



fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineLY772 From Israel, joined Aug 2001, 1340 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 877 times:

Why doesn't CX fly to TLV? It's a good market (TLV-CLK)

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 13, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 878 times:

Singapore_air - i was being Sarcastic Big grin

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 868 times:

Oh. Sorry!


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 379 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 847 times:

According to one member CX are focussing on transit traffic from Riyadh Smile


.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineJesseycy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2001, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 12 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 811 times:

I'm getting confused between the account names of the people who freuquently post news about SQ and CX. Let's see, CXFA is actually Singapore _Air..... why do I think so? Well, in the above post, Singapore_Air apologised, and if you look back, his only other post is " Riyadh, Saudi Arabia"..... Now, why would he apologise for that?

And for Anzett and CX74b, maybe, the same situation applies, I'm not so sure of that one......

I don't get this conflict between SQ and CX. Both are real great airlines, and I think that both airlines' fans should be allowed their say, without other people's criticism....

P.S. Hey, I'm juz giving my fair opinions on this one, ok? Don't delete my username or anything......


User currently offlineCXFA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 12 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 802 times:

Jesseycy,
If I say you were Anzett, what would you feel?
Please show some evidence.
But you can't as I'm Edwards, SIngapore_Air is Singapore_Air.

Usually, those who say others are the same person is actually him.
Maybe You are JALBOY, right?

Cheers,
Edwards


User currently offlineSin777er From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 12 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 802 times:

CXFA,
I think you feel: Big thumbs up. JALBOY has been deleted.


User currently offlineCXFA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 12 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 789 times:

Well he deserves it.

User currently offlineJesseycy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2001, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 12 months 16 hours ago) and read 742 times:

Well, no hard feelings, ok? But I'm defintely not Anzett, or JALboy.

But I don't get this conflict, honestly. Why is there always a rival between CX and SQ? Must it turn out so ugly? You know, deleting usernames and stuff. I understand that you will be unhappy, even mad if somebody posts bad stuff about SQ, or criticises it. But then, shouldn't all people have their own say? If you really dislike what JALboy says, why don't you just ignore his post? Is it necessary to delete them?


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