hkgspotter1
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First Mandarin Airlines Flight Arrives At CLK.

Mon Aug 05, 2002 2:40 pm

05/08/2002
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13:25 AE 821 Kaohsiung Mandarin Airlines Arr. gate 13:23

This is the first flight into Hong Kong and will operate 6 times per week. What I can't understand is why CI are allowed to add new flights after being banned from doing so after CI611 went down. (AE is 100% owned by CI)
 
The777Man
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RE: First Mandarin Airlines Flight Arrives At CLK.

Tue Aug 06, 2002 12:48 am

I guess that's the whole point why Mandarin will add flights and not CI. AE can probably add flights with the new bilateral but CI is still prohibited to add flights due to safety concerns. Just a thought. The777Man
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Guest

RE: First Mandarin Airlines Flight Arrives At CLK.

Tue Aug 06, 2002 1:34 am

Correction:

Mandarin is flying KHH-HKG daily. Effective August 24, 2nd daily flight will be added on Friday.

UNI Air was suppose to be flying, however, due to strong opposition from China and Hong Kong Government, UNI got booted out and Mandarin wins.
 
a380
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RE: First Mandarin Airlines Flight Arrives At CLK.

Tue Aug 06, 2002 12:29 pm

Wonder any a.net members took AE's HK$300 offer between HKG and KHH?
 
9V-SPK
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RE: First Mandarin Airlines Flight Arrives At CLK.

Tue Aug 06, 2002 12:34 pm

Are they flying the MD-11s or the B738s to Hong Kong?

Anyways it's not their first time flying to Hong Kong, however it's still good to have another airline coming into Hong Kong again.

Best Regards
 
a380
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RE: First Mandarin Airlines Flight Arrives At CLK.

Tue Aug 06, 2002 12:37 pm

Must be B738s, the last MD11 of CI/AE was retired.
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: First Mandarin Airlines Flight Arrives At CLK.

Tue Aug 06, 2002 12:51 pm

AE never owned any MD-11's such. They are just routes that CI could not fly so they used the AE colours. Just like the 747SP's and the 744.
 
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RE: First Mandarin Airlines Flight Arrives At CLK.

Tue Aug 06, 2002 1:39 pm

I really pity the CAL-group. They seem to have so much confusion going on within the airline...

CAL flies to Europe but has the AE abbrvs. The MD11 that crashed in HKG was in AE colours but carried the CI abbrv. It was decided that AE would be a domestic carrier sometime back and now it it expanding to Hongkong? AE oprated to Australia and Canada but now that AE has no more 744s, who is operating those routes? CAL? If so, do they carry the AE abbrv?

How come problems like these are not laced on EVA?
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hkgspotter1
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RE: First Mandarin Airlines Flight Arrives At CLK.

Tue Aug 06, 2002 1:53 pm

I just went to the AE website, No schedules in English and HKG is not a choice !!

Whats more I dont see a flight today.
 
Guest

RE: First Mandarin Airlines Flight Arrives At CLK.

Tue Aug 06, 2002 1:53 pm

The role of China Airlines was very sensitive, so they used Mandarin's AE code and colour on some flights.

Right now, CI use it's own code for all flights previously operated by Mandarin. Except Frankfurt airport still shows AE instead of CI.

Mandarin now flies domestic route, and Asian resort destinations. All of their international flights including Hong Kong are 738.

As for EVA, they have no problem because they're private.
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: First Mandarin Airlines Flight Arrives At CLK.

Fri Aug 16, 2002 9:53 am

Bigo747,

The flight is NOT daily, infact I've never even seen the flight on my trips to the airport. I can confirm no flight on Saturday and they do fly on Thursday and Friday. As for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday ???
 
Guest

RE: First Mandarin Airlines Flight Arrives At CLK.

Sat Aug 17, 2002 9:39 am

Actually it's this:

8/5-8/23: Flights operates on Day 13457
From 8/24: Daily
From 8/24, every Friday: Double Daily
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: First Mandarin Airlines Flight Arrives At CLK.

Sat Aug 17, 2002 10:03 am

There was no flight on Friday 16/08 ??
 
Guest

RE: First Mandarin Airlines Flight Arrives At CLK.

Sat Aug 17, 2002 11:25 am

That's according to Mandarin's website.

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