CX747
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Air Hong Kong Ops.

Sat Mar 04, 2000 8:22 am

Can anyone tell me more about this operation? I believe that they operate 3 GE powered 747-200s. Where do they fly to and are they a profitable company?
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
 
oxygen
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RE: Air Hong Kong Ops.

Sat Mar 04, 2000 3:39 pm

They leased 3 ex-Varig Freighters from Cathay Pacific, and they are I think 75% owned by Cathay. I am not sure where it flies to, but a book says it flies to Europe/UK.
 
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RE: Air Hong Kong Ops.

Sat Mar 04, 2000 4:07 pm

I believe their main route is HKG-DUB-MAN-Brussels-DUB-HKG.

I think they also have a route to Osaka. They might have one to the US as well, but I'm not sure. They might have dropped it, as there was some restructuring a few years back.
 
Guest

RE: Air Hong Kong Ops.

Sat Mar 04, 2000 10:27 pm

ALMOST right CX flyboy, but your codes may confuse people! DUB=Dublin (Ireland) you mean Dubai=DXB. You are however correct, The HKG-DXB-MAN-BRU-DXB-HKG roure is flown daily and is the main route. They definately do serve Japan, and I think it is Osaka. I think CX serve flights to the USA with their 747-400s - Air HK is part owned by Cathay.

JAMES 
 
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RE: Air Hong Kong Ops.

Sun Mar 05, 2000 1:30 am

Ah yes, pardon me. Of course Dubai is DXB. I should have known better.
However, Air Hong Kong do not operate 747-400s. They are part of the Cathay cargo fleet operated by Cathay crews. They fly to Chicago is the USA.
 
Guest

RE: Air Hong Kong Ops.

Sun Mar 05, 2000 1:35 am

I never said Air HK have 747-400s!!!!
CX serve flights to the USA with their 747-400s. What I meant was, since the airlines are part of the same group, there is no need for them to fly on the same routes and CX's 744s are better suited to the longer routes to the USA.

See you later
James 
 
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RE: Air Hong Kong Ops.

Sun Mar 05, 2000 1:41 am

Oh yeah. Sorry Jet Setter, it's getting late over here and I should be in bed, I'm exhausted. Guess I should read what I'm replying to!!!!!
 
Guest

RE: Air Hong Kong Ops.

Sun Mar 05, 2000 6:33 am

Doesn't matter,
I've often replied to someone's post without reading it properly and realised I made a mistake! No need to say sorry, old boy!!!!

See you around
James 
 
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RE: Air Hong Kong Ops.

Sun Mar 05, 2000 6:55 am

Some days ago I´ve heard that they are in financial troubles and are not evn able to pay their leasing costs.

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CX747
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RE: Air Hong Kong Ops.

Mon Mar 06, 2000 6:01 am

Do we happen to know the aircraft utilization rate? That route is definately a long one. How long does it take an aircraft to get back to home (HKG)?
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