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CX's New Airbus A330-300 Arrives Today

Sat Aug 11, 2001 11:17 am

To all CX Fans:

Cathay Pacific's new Airbus A330-300 aircraft arrived into Hong Kong today from Toulouse (France) at 8:15am HK time as CX 3330.

What is more interesting is that this aircraft will be coded as 333 on the schedules to indicate it is installed with new Business Class product.

Can someone please advise where this aircraft will fly to from HKG and what is the registration number of aircraft.

This aircraft will have the new First and Business Class as well as the new Y class seats with PTV featuring Studio CX, intranet, email, power outlet...a truely luxury aircraft with all facilities you can think of... the best airline in the world with the best facilities onboard.

I am excited!!! Cathay Pacific - The Heart of Asia.
 
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RE: CX's New Airbus A330-300 Arrives Today

Sat Aug 11, 2001 12:20 pm

Can't wait to fly it. What is the reg.#? Have they launched the new J class already? Thanks.
 
The Coachman
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RE: CX's New Airbus A330-300 Arrives Today

Sat Aug 11, 2001 2:26 pm

I have word from another board that HKG-SYD is the first route. It will replace the A340-300 that use to fly the route.

Which means I'll get to see it  Smile

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RE: CX's New Airbus A330-300 Arrives Today

Sat Aug 11, 2001 3:02 pm

Ths for the new!
It would be very exciting to get on this plane.

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RE: CX's New Airbus A330-300 Arrives Today

Sat Aug 11, 2001 4:20 pm

I dont get it. Its another A330 in the fleet of CX.
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RE: CX's New Airbus A330-300 Arrives Today

Sat Aug 11, 2001 4:24 pm


I know what you mean Singapore_Air
is there something really special of this new 333 for CX.. I have ridden the 333 of CX back in 97 from hongkong to bali... In any event congrads to CX!!!  Smile
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RE: CX's New Airbus A330-300 Arrives Today

Sat Aug 11, 2001 9:01 pm

If I have not mistaken, this should be B-HLP right?

I think the new J class seats look great! Can't wait to get on one  Smile
 
The Coachman
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RE: CX's New Airbus A330-300 Arrives Today

Sat Aug 11, 2001 9:39 pm

Some of you guys don't get it. This A330-300 has the new First Class found only on a couple of A340-300's and the entire B747-400 fleet ie it's a 3 class A330-300.

Plus it has a new, improved business class. Singapore_Air, you're just an SQ snob, who has no realization that CX has come up with a new business product before "his" airline.

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RE: CX's New Airbus A330-300 Arrives Today

Sat Aug 11, 2001 9:46 pm

No I don't. Now then. That should teach some of you CX fans not to spoil our celebrations when when of SIA's planes arrive.
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RE: CX's New Airbus A330-300 Arrives Today

Sat Aug 11, 2001 11:35 pm

I wouldn't worry too much about Singapore_Air...he is a little kid who is just making up things as he goes along....he needs discipline from his parents I think. Grow up young kid.
 
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RE: CX's New Airbus A330-300 Arrives Today

Sun Aug 12, 2001 9:12 pm

Actually, Singapore_Air, from what I've heard, CX's new business class trumps the new SQ product (that info from insiders at the airlines as well as independent observers who've been invited - on another board). I'm not a CX fan myself, I don't mind them but I'm not a die-hard who names him/herself after an airline...

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RE: CX's New Airbus A330-300 Arrives Today

Sun Aug 12, 2001 11:32 pm

Yes its B-HLP, it should be the same as B-HLM, N and O in terms of the longer range.

Also saw the first ex SQ A343 B-HXM TRY and do a test flight. They had to cancel it after departure due to tech problems. Not sure how long it was in the air but I saw it land on 25R.
 
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RE: CX's New Airbus A330-300 Arrives Today

Sun Aug 12, 2001 11:34 pm

The arrival of a new aircraft, no matter with a new or different config, always calls for celebration. Like 9V-SVC's arrival this coming 17th, its always good to see a new family member.

To those who think its just another aircraft, just think. If a family member gives birth to a child, do you celebrate? Why? Isnt it just another human being? Sorry, not meant to offend.

-Regards, VA
 
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RE: CX's New Airbus A330-300 Arrives Today

Mon Aug 13, 2001 12:10 am

Hkgspotter1, you said:
"Yes its B-HLP, it should be the same as B-HLM, N and O in terms of the longer range."

What is the range of this aircraft? What is the range of the other A333 in CX's fleet? Is that the new 233t MTOW version?

Regards
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RE: CX's New Airbus A330-300 Arrives Today

Mon Aug 13, 2001 5:03 pm

good point VA.
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