Agmyvr From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 143 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2247 times:
Strange! There is quite a lot of rumours on CX lately, mostly involve mainland China and another country, the one I've heard in early Jul is YVR/SHA/HKG, of course I don't take it seriously for the time being, but in the future? no one knows
Celestar From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 326 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2217 times:
The only reason this rumor make sense is CX is trying to compete with Dragonair over TPE to HK to SHanghai route.
Millions of Taiwanese businessman hate to wait at the HK airport before taking off to cities in China. Dragonair, who is a new comer to this year Taiwan HK air-agreement, has a better edge. It now fly a A330 from TPE to HK (the plane sit for 30 mins and then take off to Shanghai). Draonair claim that cut 2 hours off the travel time. I think may be CX is trying to do the same thing with Philippines as the transit point. I am not sure but I just cannot believe what commercial value from Shanghai to Philippines has for CX.
Carnoc From China, joined Oct 2001, 875 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2157 times:
Recently, there were several Chinese news reports said that Cathay Pacific Airways is really looking forward to opening routes to some well-developed cities in mainland China, but no-one mentioned anything about Cathay Pacific Airways will be flying any new routes between mainland China and another country.
Airpearl From Malaysia, joined May 2001, 936 posts, RR: 28 Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2092 times:
I think CX would make an excellent flag carrier for China.
Perhaps CX is only thinking ahead - having been on a number of CX flights of late and seeing the sheer numbers of Chinese pax who fly on them, I can imagine that CX management must surely be contemplating the unthinkable - that its future is in China too.
Carnoc From China, joined Oct 2001, 875 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2082 times:
Airpearl, I personally think that Cathay Pacific Airways has no way to become flag carrier in China in the future we can see now, but it is and will still be the flag carrier for Hong Kong (SAR), I say this because the Chinese government will not let Air China shut down 'for ever'.
Carnoc From China, joined Oct 2001, 875 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2001 times:
According to today's Hong Kong (SAR) based Chinese newspaper -- Ta Kung Pao and Cathay Pacific Airways official web site, Cathay Pacific Airways introduces a new toll-free hotline for mainland Chinese passengers.
CXCPA From Hong Kong, joined May 2000, 387 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1936 times:
I just know that CX want to operate direct flight between Hong Kong and the mainland China. I haven't heard that CX want to operate direct flight between China and the Philippine. But there are somebody such as the ex-head of Civil Aviation Dept, Hong Kong find some unreasonable reason against CX flying to the mainland China. That stupid guy said that CX is not a Chinese Airline becuase it is controlled by British! Only he can think that of stupid reasons... But CX is registered and based in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is a city of China. So CX must a Chinese Airline! CX is controlled by foreigners because laws and the history of Hong Kong....
I think it need to take a long time to see CX flgihts to the mainland......
N949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1917 times:
In the realm of international air services, CX is a "Hong Kong" airline, not a "Chinese" airline. Hong Kong negotiates and signs its own air services agreements (ASA) with foreign countries; so, if Cathay is not a "Hong Kong" airline, it will be cut off from whatever traffic rights is available from those ASA's.
Cathay has flown into mainland China before, with scheduled services to Shanghai. It was only dropped when they took a majority stake in Dragonair and KA took over the routes. It is no secret that CX now wants to re-establish service into the mainland, and the "direct" service that is being rumored might just be some same-flight-number-via-HKG deal, if and when China service does resume.