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What Is The Current Situation With Cathay?  
User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4453 posts, RR: 5
Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

I was wondering what the current situation is with Cathay Pacific? I know that they are currently parking aircraft for a while, but are their any new orders on the horizon? What are the plans for the 777, A330 and A340. A380 and Sonic Cruiser? Also, what is going on with their 747-400 fleet? There was talk of something "Special" being done to one of the Jumbos that is heading off to Xiamen.


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User currently offlineBrymon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

Not sure what the current fleet situation is but the B744 LHR/HKG routes seem to be busy after travelling standby on them recently. The service was also really good and staff very friendly and helpfull. They are planning to keep the 742F's for a while as far as I'm aware as I know a f.o that operates on them and has been fairly busy.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

The latest is the SOHK will do its last service this weekend and go to Avalon for storage, so the special things may not happen.

User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2352 times:

WHAT??????????????? SOHK is going to be stored????? WHY???? Is it one of the older 744 in their fleet?

Anyway, I was lucky to have a chance of flying it last year when I went back to Hong Kong!!!


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User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2324 times:

Why would they want to store B-HOX? It's the only special-liveried plane they have in their fleet after the retirement of SOHK 97, a 742 of what registration I cannot remember.


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User currently offlineLutfi From China, joined Sep 2000, 768 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2318 times:

Because it is leased from ILFC, so they can save rental payments

User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

I think the B742 was registered B-HIB. At least I got a closed up view of it when our plane parked right next to it at Kai Tak.


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User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

I understand its going back to the lessor later this year.

THE A340-600 IS ON THE WAY !!


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2299 times:

When is the first A346 due to Cathay?


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User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2284 times:

Sad to see B-HOX go, if that is true. Fortunately I had the privilege of flying her on HKG-NRT last October.

IMHO, no A340 will ever have the "class" of the 744!!

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User currently offlineJesseycy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2001, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2230 times:

Anybody knows what planes Cathay owns, and lease? Why do they prefer to lease, rather to own, like the A340-600?

User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2233 times:

When will the A340-600 arrive? What destinations will it fly to?


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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5297 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2216 times:

I think the A346 was going to be used for flights to JFK but I wouldn't be sure now. Maybe AKL will get them next summer.

First delivery is in June or July I think.

And no the 346 isn't in the class of a 744! Infact no aircraft is except another 744!


User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4453 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Are we sure that B-HOX is indeed going back to the lessors? CX Flyboy stated that it was going to Xiamen and not Avalon.


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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5297 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2166 times:

Wasn't HOX going to be having new winglets fitted for trial? I'm sure there are other routes CX can use 744's on like AKL and MEL!

User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6588 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2168 times:

The rumours were that winglets were to be fitted. Our COO said that "something special" was in store for that. Rumours are now that it will be returned. I hardly consider that special at all!!! It was also said that it would go to XMN for storage, but now someone says AVV. Basically, no-one knows!!

User currently offlineB-HOP From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2000, 623 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

I also would miss B-HOX, I flew it LHR-HKG last Christmas and have two photos taken


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