SInGAPORE_AIR
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Cathay Pacific To Cut Between 10%-15% Capacity

Sat Mar 29, 2003 6:16 pm

The Ming Pao chinese-language daily newspaper in Hong Kong has reported that unnamed sources close to Hong Kong's de facto flag carrier that it is to cut between 10 - 15% of capacity for the next one to two months at least.

Quoting a Dragonair spokesman, the airline has cut 10 flights so far.

In related news, the two airlines reversed a decision banning flight attendants from wearing face masks.

More information at the Dow Jones / Yahoo website via Ming Pao

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CXCPA
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Cut Between 10%-15% Capacity

Sat Mar 29, 2003 9:10 pm

We should thanks to the mainland China government. That government is too simple, sometimes naive. It makes everyone scare Hong Kong.  Sad
 
N754PR
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Cut Between 10%-15% Capacity

Sat Mar 29, 2003 9:18 pm

China is a little like Singapore.....nothing ever goes wrong Big grin
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Red Panda
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Cut Between 10%-15% Capacity

Sat Mar 29, 2003 10:12 pm

Singapore handles the SARS episode way better than Mainland China. Mainland China's government just want to cover up all negative news. The terminologies, SARS and phneumonia, are forbiden to use in pager's communication. Do not be surprised, this is just part of the PRC government culture.

r panda
 
docpepz
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Cut Between 10%-15% Capacity

Sun Mar 30, 2003 12:57 am

N754PR,

yes in our perfectly sublime island nation, nothing ever goes wrong you know!

But seriously, comparing us to China is taking it too far.... There was a reason why our forefathers fled that country for a better life here!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I hope that both our cities, who have been traditional rivals, get over this SARS saga soon.

Noticed how only predominantly ethinic chinese areas are affected? Is it a coincidence or something?
 
N754PR
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Cut Between 10%-15% Capacity

Sun Mar 30, 2003 1:02 am

Docpepz,

YES, its very bad and I just hope they can cure this thing soon, if we talk about YEARS we are all in trouble. There are about 500 cases in HKG now and one apartment block alone has something like 60 !!

Singapore was smart to shut down the schools but I wonder if all the kids will stay home ??. All Hong Kong schools are also closed.

Good Luck.
Bush, your a sad, sad man.
 
Unique
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Cut Between 10%-15% Capacity

Sun Mar 30, 2003 1:23 am

I thought this is about CX cutting flights...?
 
docpepz
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Cut Between 10%-15% Capacity

Sun Mar 30, 2003 1:39 am

Unique,

The SARS virus is one of the major reasons why CX is cutting flights. This, in addition to the Gulf War.
 
777236ER
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Cut Between 10%-15% Capacity

Sun Mar 30, 2003 1:42 am

SARS isn't that bad. If you're fit and healthy you're fine. The problem is with old people and the infirm, which isn't that bad in the Western world (they need killing off anyway...it's true). If it gets to Africa (HIV) then a few million people will be dead within a year.
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Unique
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Cut Between 10%-15% Capacity

Sun Mar 30, 2003 1:44 am

Docpepz, accepted!  Smile
 
foilcat
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Cut Between 10%-15% Capacity

Sun Mar 30, 2003 1:51 am

CX cut capacity is a big dump to HKG airport, regarding to the SARS case,
Hong Kong simply was betrayed by Mainland Government, especially Guaugdone province govenment.

They tried to cover up all the SARS cases, and let those infected people came to HK.
 
SwissA330
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Cut Between 10%-15% Capacity

Sun Mar 30, 2003 1:52 am

(they need killing off anyway...it's true)

What's this supposed to mean? I don't get it. Are you suggesting, they should die?

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foilcat
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Cut Between 10%-15% Capacity

Sun Mar 30, 2003 2:00 am

yes... that's what they did, may be [cover up the bad thing] is always a Mainland Govenment culture. One of the top personnel in Trading department of Mainland govnt claimed that HK's media say too much about the SARS case and scare those visitors for not coming to HK...... he is inshame...
For HK, here is more open, at least compare to Mainland, we cannot cover up those things are really happened, we gotta tell the truth to all over world.

Remark: Hong Kong tough is now a part of China, but still 2 systems...
 
Red Panda
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Cut Between 10%-15% Capacity

Sun Mar 30, 2003 4:20 pm

You still believe the "two systems" thing?!

r panda
 
carnoc
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Cut Between 10%-15% Capacity

Sun Mar 30, 2003 4:51 pm

Excuse me, guys.

First of all, please understand that this is an aviation message board, not about politics.

Also, maybe Mainland government wasn't so keen in leting public knows the up-to-date information about SARS situations, but I completely understood why some Chinese officials told HK media to be ethical a little bit more, I have even seen (& heard) a few unpublished reports by some HK journalists, what they wrote was totally false.

By the way, health officials in Beijing, Shanghai & Guangdong province have all held several press conferences to keep foreign journalists updated over this issue, but I was really amazed that some reporters who didn't even attend any of those news conferences wrote reports saying that there is no doubt that the figures provided by Chinese government were presumably not correct.

Meanwhile, China has already shown a very cooperative attitude in working with WHO experts team, they have been agreed most requests given by WHO experts team and many top-ranking health officials from Ministry of Health of PRC have self-reviewed most reports submitted by provincal health authorities to ensure that all reports are detailed and correct. By the way, please remember one thing, if PRC wants to cover up the whole thing, then they would not request WHO to send experts to China, but they did request some helps from WHO. From all these moves, we can see that mainland government is not trying to 'cover up' the whole thing, they are just trying to solve the problem in a quiet way.

Finally, for those who said that Chinese media didn't report anything about SARS, I disagree. Check out Xinhua News Agency's website, People's Daily website and some websites run by Guangdong-based media organizations, you can find a lot of information about SARS in other countries. Indeed, I do agree that there was very little about the situations in mainland.

Regards.
 
AA717driver
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Cut Between 10%-15% Capacity

Sun Mar 30, 2003 5:30 pm

Carnoc--Forgive them for thinking that the PRC government would try to deceive the world about an "internal" problem. What were they thinking? Big grin

Thanks for the cultural insight, Red Panda, et al. I need all the info I can get--I may be trying to get a job with Cathay shortly.TC
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777236ER
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Cut Between 10%-15% Capacity

Sun Mar 30, 2003 10:51 pm

I'm suggesting that people shouldn't live forever. Maybe its cold, but countries greatly benefit when older people die.
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AA717driver
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Cut Between 10%-15% Capacity

Mon Mar 31, 2003 3:49 am

777236ER--Your profile suggests your perspective might change in another 40 years or so. I bet 'Soylent Green' is one of your favorite movies...right?TC
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CX829
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Cut Between 10%-15% Capacity

Mon Mar 31, 2003 1:24 pm

CARNOC,

Speaking for the chinese government, I can't blame you for pleading their case. Look who's talking about politics? If you look deeper, atypical pneumonia was traced as far back as Oct/Nov of 2002 and yet they have done nothing about it till it got so out of hand. Of couse they are now asking WHO for help. Look at how many people are infected and have died! Here in Toronto, a 4th person just died this morning. The outbreak is outrageous and damages much more severe as you seem. Businesses are going bankrupt amid up to 80% drop in revenues in restaurants, shops, tourism, etc. It's not fair to blame after the fact but they should have done something to contain the virus. How would you like to see your flight attendants serving you with their masks on, do you? This is one of the causes for CX to cut capacity, on top of what's going on in Iraq.