Whoa back off buddy, it wasn't me who said anything about a provision of more competition to CX
, I was referring to an article I'd read about the Chinese Aviation Authority's (CAAC?) motivation. The former Crown Colony is now reunited with The Peoples' Republic and being the only non-state owned airline (Dragon is partially state owned), CX
is a bit of a thorn in the side as its owners (Swire Group and ?) provide a better standard of airline than that of the mainland - further evidence of the success of market driven capitalism.
And in regard to current competition, remember that BA
is part of an alliance with CX
where they compliment each other's scheduling. oneWorld ring a bell? So oneWorld vs Virgin. And I bet if you knew the stats on traffic % for each carrier, you'd find that Cathay has the lions' share.
Thanks for the info and intelligent comment.
could get that leg running, they'd be one of the few airlines to offer a true round-the-world network. Would be a great marketing tool and another good reason to fly NZ