Under the new air service agreement between China and Hong Kong, Hong Kong's main carrier, CX will only allow to enter the Shanghai market by 2006 (no specific day mention, kind a vague huh).. On the other hand, the news also reported that CX can increases their flights to PEK (there is no detail about how many flights they can have, but i thinkit will be a daily flight). Again, I think CX gets the sh*tty deal from the agreement, which is totally unfair to CX. As China expands their air service agreement with USA, more people will rather fly directly to China as oppose to transit in HKG.. this in the end, will hurt Hong Kong's economy, which I started to belive that China do not care about it.
Since the delay to enter Shanghai market will mean another big hit to CX's mainland market, CX plans to enter codeshare agreement with MU on HKG-PVG flight.. In addition, CX also has been rumored that it may take a stake in one of China's airline..
what do you guys think about this? A codeshare of MU and CX..?
Personally, I think that the codeshare will be the only solution for CX to enter the fastest growing market in the world, however, due to the limited quality of service that MU is providing, (i traveled with them once, food was okay, but there is limited entertainment and the crews seem to be friendly to the western that sit next to me) the codeshare might hurt CX's image.. however, i will still support the idea of the codeshare..
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also.. i apologize if this article has been discussed before..