airways1
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What Happened To Sichuan Airlines?

Mon Aug 13, 2001 1:56 am

Does anyone know the current status of Sichuan Airlines? In other words, does it still exist? None of its flights are mentioned in the timetables any more.

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bluewhite
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RE: What Happened To Sichuan Airlines?

Mon Aug 13, 2001 12:46 pm

As far as I know, it is still flying!
Their Airbuses fly into Shenzhen and you still see the odd Tu-154 in Guangzhou. (as of a couple of months ago).

Looking ahead, I believe that they are part of the "coalition" of smaller Chinese carriers to compete against the Big Three so I can't see them going under yet. Having about 100 million people as the market in Sichuan will also help................

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hkgspotter1
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RE: What Happened To Sichuan Airlines?

Mon Aug 13, 2001 2:29 pm

They fly the A320 and EMB145 to Schenzhen. Dont think any have anymore TU154's.
 
joewhi
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RE: What Happened To Sichuan Airlines?

Mon Aug 13, 2001 11:18 pm

They are about to amalgamate with five other carriers under the collective "China Sky" banner.
This link will explain all:http://news.airwise.com/stories/2001/05/988717727.html
 
bluewhite
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RE: What Happened To Sichuan Airlines?

Tue Aug 14, 2001 10:02 am

The EMB145's would be nice - I'll have to go up to SZX again soon......

How was CLK last weekend?  Big grin

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hkgspotter1
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RE: What Happened To Sichuan Airlines?

Tue Aug 14, 2001 2:26 pm

Bloody Hot !!!.

Saw the GV N100GV, very nice. Also saw the new CX A333, B-HLP.

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