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It's Official, CX To Fly Non-stop HKG-JFK

Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:50 pm

Cathay Pacific to operate non-stop to New York

Cathay Pacific Airways today announced it will commence its daily non-stop service from Hong Kong to New York, starting 1 July. This will be the only daily non-stop service between the two cities and, with the continuation of the airline's existing one-stop service via Vancouver, Cathay Pacific will also be the only airline operating two daily services on this route.

The new service will give customers greater choice and further enhance Hong Kong as a global hub. With the addition of the new flights, Cathay Pacific will operate 72 passenger and cargo services a week between Hong Kong and North America. The airline serves 24 cities in the United States, either direct or through code share passenger services.

Cathay Pacific will operate the new service with the ultra-long-haul Airbus A340-600 and follow a route over the northern polar region. Passengers could save about three hours on the journey time and will avoid the inconvenience of having their rest disturbed during an intermediary stop. Its earlier departure time from both Hong Kong and New York also offers passengers greater flexibility making travels plans.

Cathay Pacific's A340-600 operates with an expanded Business Class cabin to reflect the anticipated popularity of the service among business travellers. There are eight First Class, 60 Business Class and 220 Economy Class seats. Given the unusually long duration of daylight hours during the Hong Kong to New York leg of the non-stop flight, additional refreshments and light snacks will be served to help passengers reset their body clocks.

The airline has recently added passenger services to London, Auckland, Johannesburg, Colombo, Osaka, Taipei and Sapporo and resumed services to Beijing.

Cathay Pacific Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive David Turnbull said: "Operating non-stop between Hong Kong and New York is a major undertaking. Our groundbreaking daily non-stop service reflects the airline's commitment to give our customers greater flexibility and choice and to strengthen Hong Kong as a global hub and gateway to the Chinese Mainland."

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RE: It's Official, CX To Fly Non-stop HKG-JFK

Wed Mar 10, 2004 7:03 pm

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RE: It's Official, CX To Fly Non-stop HKG-JFK

Wed Mar 10, 2004 7:09 pm

whats next for CX

LHR-JFK???

HKG-ORD???

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RE: It's Official, CX To Fly Non-stop HKG-JFK

Wed Mar 10, 2004 7:29 pm

Funny how CX 888 and CX 889 have now become non-stop as well. I guess its an error?  Laugh out loud

Error still exists as of 2:28 AM PST.

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RE: It's Official, CX To Fly Non-stop HKG-JFK

Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:11 pm

I know the A340-600 does indeed have long range capabilities, however I thought the -500 was designed for the "ULTRA" long haul missions, of which I would think HKG-JFK would be in that category. That flight's got to be what, 16 hours, at least? How many miles is that flight? Is there a significant difference in range performance between the A340-600 as compared to the -500? Just curious.
 
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RE: It's Official, CX To Fly Non-stop HKG-JFK

Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:33 pm

Indeed, it is an interesting proposition...

Airbus' website shows the '600 as having a full pax load range of 7,500nm, but Great Circle Mapper (http://gc.kls2.com) gives a distance of 8,072nm.

Then again, CX flies an extended Business Class on the '600 so she carries only 286 pax against Airbus' 380pax
 
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RE: It's Official, CX To Fly Non-stop HKG-JFK

Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:38 pm

"This will be the only daily non-stop service between the two cities"

No CO has been flying from Newark to Hong Kong for a few years now, Newark airport is a NYC airport and was actual NYC's first and only airport for a while.

Newark is the same distance from Mid-Town Manhattan as JFK, it's actualy closer to Lower Manhattan's Financial District than JFK.

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RE: It's Official, CX To Fly Non-stop HKG-JFK

Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:46 pm

Yes, Cathay Pacific is not the first non-stop operator between NYC and Hong Kong. Continental Started the trip with B777-200ER few years ago. Before SARS it was daily basis. After SARS, the route was suspended until August and currently running 5 weekly service and expect to resume daily service in summer.
 
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RE: It's Official, CX To Fly Non-stop HKG-JFK

Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:46 pm

I suppose but technically Newark and New York John F. Kennedy are not quite the same.

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RE: It's Official, CX To Fly Non-stop HKG-JFK

Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:46 pm

Oh lord, another Newark angel. CO's HKG flight I believe is not daily. So....CX
would be the only airline that will have daily non-stop service. And EWR was the only airport back in 1925? Which had maybe a hand full of air services going in and out at the time. Big grin
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Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:00 am


" I suppose but technically Newark and New York John F. Kennedy are not quite the same."

Both are owned and operated by the Port Authority of NY and NJ, and this Summer the flights daily.
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RE: It's Official, CX To Fly Non-stop HKG-JFK

Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:04 am

Great news for CX, we just discussed this topic a few days ago...and it became a fact now....GRRRRREEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTT!!!  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: It's Official, CX To Fly Non-stop HKG-JFK

Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:50 am

Airbus' website shows the '600 as having a full pax load range of 7,500nm, but Great Circle Mapper (http://gc.kls2.com) gives a distance of 8,072nm.

Oldest mistake in the book... confusing nautical miles (the former of the above distance) with statute miles (the latter)  Big grin
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RE: It's Official, CX To Fly Non-stop HKG-JFK

Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:11 am

So much for a.neters claiming that CX was returning the A340-600.
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RE: It's Official, CX To Fly Non-stop HKG-JFK

Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:48 am

CX's 346 were configured in low-density specifically for this route so it was about time they did it!

Anyway, they had no choice anymore with SQ soon-to-be real SIN-EWR
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RE: It's Official, CX To Fly Non-stop HKG-JFK

Thu Mar 11, 2004 9:08 am

So much for a.neters claiming that CX was returning the A340-600

IINM, at this point, they still have not changed the [alleged] decision to not renew the lease on those things... so still a possibility.
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RE: It's Official, CX To Fly Non-stop HKG-JFK

Thu Mar 11, 2004 9:17 am

Keep in mind CX got the A346 with the intention of operating them on JFK-HKG nonstop, so it's about dammed time!
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RE: It's Official, CX To Fly Non-stop HKG-JFK

Thu Mar 11, 2004 9:22 am

IINM, at this point, they still have not changed the [alleged] decision to not renew the lease on those things... so still a possibility.

We'll know for sure within 6 weeks. If CX orders/leases 773ERs rather than more A340-600s, the implication will be rather clear...
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