jakob77
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CX To Start 4th Daily LHR Service

Tue Jun 28, 2005 2:41 am

Starting Dec 1, 2005, CX will add CX 256/257 HKG - LHR daily.
Departs from HKG @ 0900 and arrives same day @ 1450 in LHR.
Departs from LHR @ 2115 and arrives next day @ 1730 in HKG.

A34C will be used.
With this additional service, CX will offer passengers the choice of flights throughout the day ex-HKG with morning, mid-afternoon, and 2 midnight departures.
 
kaitak
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RE: CX To Start 4th Daily LHR Service

Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:38 am

Will it be A340s or 747-400s?

Isn't it going to be a little "overdoing it" to have flights so close together in the evening, particularly the 21.15 and 22.35 departures from LHR?
 
hkg82
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RE: CX To Start 4th Daily LHR Service

Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:42 am

Here's the press release.

http://www.cathaypacific.com/intl/ab.../press/0,3845,31342-126964,00.html

Four times a day to LHR from Dec. 1 onwards & they already serve SYD thrice daily. Excellent connectivity.

We can expect CX to serve SYD four times a day next year.

Hkg82.
 
lazyshaun
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RE: CX To Start 4th Daily LHR Service

Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:42 am

Quote:
Will it be A340s or 747-400s
A34C will be used

Will the A340 be a 300 or 600. I'm guessing its a -300, but a -600 would be brilliant!

BTW The link doesn't work.

[Edited 2005-06-27 20:44:19]
I came. I saw. I conquered
 
hkg82
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RE: CX To Start 4th Daily LHR Service

Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:47 am

 
HKGKaiTak
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RE: CX To Start 4th Daily LHR Service

Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:08 am

Quoting Hkg82 (Reply 2):
Four times a day to LHR from Dec. 1 onwards & they already serve SYD thrice daily. Excellent connectivity.

We can expect CX to serve SYD four times a day next year.

Woohoo, I expect QF to be absolutely thrilled with this!  rotfl 
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6thfreedom
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RE: CX To Start 4th Daily LHR Service

Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:56 am

Quoting Jakob77 (Thread starter):
Departs from HKG @ 0900 and arrives same day @ 1450 in LHR.
Departs from LHR @ 2115 and arrives next day @ 1730 in HKG.



Quoting Hkg82 (Reply 2):
We can expect CX to serve SYD four times a day next year.

The 0900 departure ex HKG will connect well with the overnight service from SYD, which arrives around 0600 to HKG.

I do not think CX will increase SYD services beyond 3 per day. If anything, they will bring back A346 and B744 equipment to increase capacity. They have a nice SYD schedule, with services every 6 hrs, and given the curfew, this will suffice.

If anything, CX will add a third MEL service, going head to head with QF's overnight service, which does quite well out of MEL. These services would also provide onward connections to the 4th daily HKG-LHR service.

My guess on timings would be
HKG 09.45
MEL 21.45
MEL 23.55
HKG 06.55+1
 
ETStar
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RE: CX To Start 4th Daily LHR Service

Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:13 am

Looks like there is more coming at CX, including nonstops to Dubai, over and above the existing one stop at BKK services. Whoever is CX mad should look at all of their schedules...
 
6thfreedom
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RE: CX To Start 4th Daily LHR Service

Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:21 am

Quoting ETStar (Reply 7):
Looks like there is more coming at CX, including nonstops to Dubai, over and above the existing one stop at BKK services. Whoever is CX mad should look at all of their schedules...

Don't quite get what u mean there?
CX already operates some non-stop HKG-DXB...

*****S* 12:10a DXB 1 12:10p HKG CX 738 Non-stop 333 8:00 Effective Jul 9

**W***S 12:15a DXB 1 12:00p HKG CX 732 Non-stop 777 7:45

M**T*** 2:20a DXB 1 2:20p HKG CX 738 Non-stop 333 8:00 Effective Sep 5

*T***S* 6:15p DXB 1 6:15a+1 HKG CX 746 Non-stop 330 8:00


M**T*** 9:15p DXB 1 12:00p+1 HKG CX 730 1-Stop 777 10:45
**WT*SS 11:15p DXB 1 3:10p+1 HKG CX 750 2-Stops 773 11:55
 
N754PR
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RE: CX To Start 4th Daily LHR Service

Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:26 am

Cathay are adding as many new flights as they can.... if they had more crew there would be even more as so many flights are full.
Bush, your a sad, sad man.
 
jakob77
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RE: CX To Start 4th Daily LHR Service

Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:00 pm

Quoting Lazyshaun (Reply 3):
Will the A340 be a 300 or 600. I'm guessing its a -300, but a -600 would be brilliant!

I already stated in my initial post that the new flights will be operated by the A34C aka 3-class A340-300.

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