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Cathay Pacific Still Considering Iran?  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 390 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 2 months 22 hours ago) and read 1541 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?

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User currently offlineCXCPA From Hong Kong, joined May 2000, 387 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 6 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

US government believes Iran is terrorists. If CX fly to Iran, will US government ban CX??

User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6732 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 5 hours ago) and read 1451 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!

User currently offlineAMRAAM From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 5 hours ago) and read 1448 times:

No the US Government would not ban CX if they flew to Tehran, Damascus, etc.

User currently offlineJesseycy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2001, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 1429 times:

LOL! Somehow, Bush doesn't strike me as that dumb...... Banning CX just because it flies to Iran? So what about AA flying to Cuba then?

Hmm, it'll be cool having CX fly to more "exotic locations".....

User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 504 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

A lot of European airlines serve Tehran, don't they? And the US government has not banned them. So I think it's OK.

User currently offlineB-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 3 hours ago) and read 1397 times:

Will CX want to fly to Iran, considering Bush and Blair (BB  Smile) are practically hinting at all-out war against Iraq...

Even if CX do start services to Tehran, it probably won't be non-stop, so where would they route via? Perhaps use it as a stepping stone to Istanbul or Riyadh?

User currently offlinePower From Hungary, joined Jul 2002, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months ago) and read 1369 times:

last I looked LH OS KL all flew to Iran and I think AF did, as do EK and MS

User currently offlineCopenhagenboy From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 599 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months ago) and read 1371 times:

Well, LH is doing the Tehran run, I think everyday. BTW AA to Cuba? how is that possible.

User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1312 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!!


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 390 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1268 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?

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User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1280 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.


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