Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 372 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1079 times:
Last year CX were evaluating Tehran as a possible future addition to their network targetting mainly transit traffic from the US west coast which has the worlds largest Iranian community centered mostly in Los Angeles, so is that still being considered or have plans been shelved?
Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6454 posts, RR: 56 Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 989 times:
I don't think the Americans are that stupid to start annoying and excluding the rest of the world just because of their foreign policy. If Cathay fly to Tehran, it will be to fly the Iranians to the US, where many of them live. If America was against this then why have any Iranians in the country at all? My guess if that many of these people probably hold US citizenships now anyway, and even Bush would not be stupid enough to start banning airlines from flying there!
Hkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1231 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 850 times:
Could the AA flights be chartered, as Continental do charter flights between MIA & JFK to various Cuban cities?
As for CX's plans for Tehran, if they were to start services to the city, which in the current global climate would be very unlikely, it wouldn't be a direct service as the demand for HKG-Tehran non-stop isn't sufficient enough to warrant a direct flight. What city could they use as a stop-over point? Alternatively, they can fly to Tehran and then onto another destination in Europe?
It would be cool to see CX open up more routes, and Tehran would be an intriguing addition to their route network!!
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 372 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 806 times:
Yes, I was glad to see so many East Asian's expand into the unusal Middle East routes, like CX, Thai, Singapore, Malaysia and Asiana to Turkey, Garuda Indonesia to Jordan, Sri Lankan, and Malaysia to Lebanon, JAL, Korean Air and Royal Brunei to Egypt sad that some of the services ended. Any planning to add Syria?
Hkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1231 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 818 times:
CX suspended IST some time ago, which is quite surprising considering they've expanded their presence in the Middle East. It was a direct service to IST from Hong Kong so it probably didn't turn out to be a very high-yield route.