cedarjet
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Where Do China Southern Fly A380s?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:54 am

Initially it was PEK to CAN and PEK to HKG. Now they have launched LAX (actually Oct 12) and I can't find any domestic or regional flights op by A380s, yet news reports say the airline intends to keep the domestic runs - which matches what I heard when those domestic routes started, the aircraft wasn't deployed domestically for training or PR, but to match demand.

Yet they seem to have evaporated. Anyone know any more?
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RE: Where Do China Southern Fly A380s?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:37 am

I have seen one in HKG last week, so I guess they still run the PEK-HKG route
 
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RE: Where Do China Southern Fly A380s?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:40 am

Here you can see all the routes operated by the A380:

http://www.a380flights.net/
 
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RE: Where Do China Southern Fly A380s?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:54 am

Quoting cedarjet (Thread starter):

CAN-SYD-CAN-CDG has been announced alongside LAX...

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RE: Where Do China Southern Fly A380s?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:09 pm

Thanks for the responses. This site is fabulous:

Quoting 96adrian (Reply 2):
http://www.a380flights.net/

So I won't be in China in time to get on the CZ A380, booo. Looks like those domestic runs were for training and familiarisation after all. Oh well, New York it is...
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RE: Where Do China Southern Fly A380s?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:23 pm

From the http://www.a380flights.net/, the routes that are indicated in green as future route (as opposed to rumors/speculations that should be indicated instead in blue) include:

from 28-12-2012 - 24-03-2013
Singapore (SIN) - Hong Kong (HKG) - Los Angeles (LAX)
Los Angeles (LAX) - Hong Kong (HKG) - Singapore (SIN)

Is SQ going to operate SIN-HKG-LAX on A380?

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RE: Where Do China Southern Fly A380s?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:37 pm

CZ were flying them domestically within China for a while PEK-HKG etc, but they weren't making any money so they have now moved them to the LAX and CDG route where they hope to make money.
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RE: Where Do China Southern Fly A380s?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:40 pm

Quoting RoyalOrchid773 (Reply 5):

The site is incorrect. SQ will operate the A380 on the specified dates on SIN-HKG-SFO v.v. on the SQ1/2 services. SQ does not fly from HKG to LAX.
 
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RE: Where Do China Southern Fly A380s?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:51 pm

Quoting 9VSWR (Reply 7):
SQ does not fly from HKG to LAX.

I was under the impression the SQ A380 operates LAX via NRT...?

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RE: Where Do China Southern Fly A380s?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:03 pm

Quoting EK413 (Reply 8):

SQ does currently operate the A380 on SIN-NRT-LAX (SQ11/12). SQ only flies to SFO from HKG/ICN, and LAX from NRT (excluding the direct SIN-LAX flight).
 
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RE: Where Do China Southern Fly A380s?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:11 pm

Quoting 96adrian (Reply 2):

Here you can see all the routes operated by the A380:

http://www.a380flights.net/

Might be slightly off topic, but I noticed a SIN-HKG-LAX being listed under SQ in that website. Shouldn't it be SIN-HKG-SFO? Please correct me if I'm wrong!
 
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RE: Where Do China Southern Fly A380s?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:18 pm

Quoting RoyalOrchid773 (Reply 5):
from 28-12-2012 - 24-03-2013
Singapore (SIN) - Hong Kong (HKG) - Los Angeles (LAX)
Los Angeles (LAX) - Hong Kong (HKG) - Singapore (SIN)

Is SQ going to operate SIN-HKG-LAX on A380?

LAX is via NRT, HKG flight may go to SFO.
 
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RE: Where Do China Southern Fly A380s?

Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:31 am

There are rumors that CZ is in talks with CA to co-operate PEK-CDG with the 380s.
 
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RE: Where Do China Southern Fly A380s?

Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:45 am

I'm flying PEK - CAN in January. Hopefully there'll be no more equipment changes to this route as I'm currently on one of the A380 flights. Will be my first one!
 
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RE: Where Do China Southern Fly A380s?

Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:12 pm

Not to toot my company's work, but this report should answer questions about where CZ's A380s have been, where they'll be going, and why domestic/regional routes were featured first (they never had hope to be profitable).

https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/china-southern-to-finally-commence-long-haul-a380-services-but-operation-still-faces-challenges-83737
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