Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2072 times:
Yes, good news for HKG and good news for CX and other airlines benefiting. Oneworld carriers seem to be benefiting most, with CX getting codeshare rights, AA being permitted to launch services and CX being allowed to add more cities.
Does this mean CX's proposed n/s to ORD will be back on the agenda for next year?
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8092 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2030 times:
I think now that the US and Hong Kong have reach a new deal on air services, the huge beneficiary is American Airlines.
This means that CX will likely fly from HKG to SFO, LAX, ORD, DFW and JFK. In return, we might even see AA 777-200ER's in HKG flying from ORD and DFW.
Hopefully, this new deal means that NW and UA might fly more flights into HKG, too. How this affects SQ's flagship flights SQ 001/002 is still unknown, though, since the HKG-SFO-HKG segment is one of the most profitable routes on SQ's entire system.
Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13747 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1967 times:
Hong Kong and the United States of America have signed an expanded air services pact granting U.S. airlines access to Asia's skies... "to the dismay of Cathay Pacific".
U.S. carriers have been granted landing rights in HKG known as fifth freedom rights. Fifth freedom cargo flights will rise by 50 to 58 flights and passenger flights are up 28 to 56 per week.
Hong Kong's de facto airline can codeshare on American Airlines flights in the U.S.A.
"There are now very wide range of countries available to them (U.S. carriers)," said Andrew Pyne, Cathay's general manager for international affairs.
"In terms of passenger flights, we are talking about access to Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia, and for cargoes flights we are talking about almost worldwide coverage, excluding Australia and Japan," he said.
Asked about the effect of the deal on Cathay's bottomline, Pyne said: "we are concerned about the impact of the fifth freedoms."
"Cathay Pacific is disappointed with the outcome of the fifth freedom discussion which is a clear unbalanced exchange in favour of the U.S. carriers," Cathay said in a statement issued on Saturday.
"The U.S. negotiation team has achieved major success for the U.S. carriers. We are disappointed with the U.S. protectionism, which denies Hong Kong carriers' equivalent commercial opportunities," the statement said.
CXCPA From Hong Kong, joined May 2000, 387 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1882 times:
I think it is not a good news, but not too bad. This new agreement can help HK to become a logistics hub, but the HK carriers do not get enough benefit as US carriers get. It is unfair to HK because the US carriers can fly to SE region via HK, but HK cannot fly to S America or Europe via US.