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Cathay Pacific To Announce New US Destination

Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:45 am

According Cathay Pacific social media posting, they will be announcing service to a new US destination next week.

Per the visual hints they provided, the potential candidate cities are: Boston, Miami, Newark or Seattle.

However I think CX IT folks let the hat out of the bag with EWR already being a choice on their website with little company logo appearing next to it. Also CX previously internally has stated they were looking at EWR to supplement their JFK service.

Anyhow, lets wait for the formal announcement !


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RE: Cathay Pacific To Announce New US Destination

Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:31 am

Estimated annual Hong Kong-Miami traffic at 144,000 passengers. Florida now has over 265,000 residents of Asian heritage. Asia-Miami O&D passenger traffic at nearly 350,000 annual passengers. Miami offers the best connecting opportunities for the Hong Kong-Latin America/Caribbean travellers now at over 100,000 passengers annually. 

I hope and pray it will be MIA.

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RE: Cathay Pacific To Announce New US Destination

Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:40 am

Quoting Miami (Reply 1):

MIA sounds good but man thats a long flight, you are looking at over 17 hours and connections would be limted to mainly latin America. MIA is far from ideal to fly to asia when connections are availible at ORD, LAX, SFO, EWR, JFK and more.
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:41 am

Newark.

With SQ pulling out, CX is logical to go up against UA's hub with a nonstop that connects well to almost everywhere in Asia except Japan, S. Korea and Northern China.
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Announce New US Destination

Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:42 am

Great to see Cathay opening a new route to the U.S.

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
Also CX previously internally has stated they were looking at EWR to supplement their JFK service.

CX is also opening a cabin crew base in NYC...

Quoting Miami (Reply 1):
I hope and pray it will be MIA.

It would be awesome if CX launched MIA. However, CX may view SQ's exit from EWR as a catalyst to launch the HKG-EWR route.
 
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Announce New US Destination

Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:48 am

Why would CX fly to Newark? When they already have flights to JFK. There is no need to fly to Newark when JFK is right around the corner. It's just a 45 minute drive, it's like from MIA to FLL


Quoting thekennady (Reply 2):

Maybe a bit shorter than 17 hours? Miami Heat had a charter from MIA-PVG in about 14 hours. So maybe 15-16 hours??

[Edited 2013-08-07 23:58:08]
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:59 am

This is one of the worst kept secrets. It will be Newark.
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:59 am

I hope it is SEA. On similar lines, any chance of SQ or CX flying to SEA?
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:03 am

Quoting Miami (Reply 5):

Ive seen the ORD-HKG route average over 15 hours before, 14.5 or so on HKG-ORD depending on winds. So MIA would be looking in the 17 to 17.5 range, thats a long flight. I wonder how many pax could connect from latin America, and If MIA itself could feel up the front of the plane. Id bet on a MIA-NRT before a MIA-HKG. That Miami heat charter was more than likely not as heavy as a fully loaded 773 with cargo, fuel, and Pax. MIA-HKG is a stretch but would be great to see.
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:24 am

Quoting Miami (Reply 5):
Why would CX fly to Newark? When they already have flights to JFK. There is no need to fly to Newark when JFK is right around the corner. It's just a 45 minute drive, it's like from MIA to FLL

Just like Asking why do LY, LH, FI (soon), LX, KL, AI, Both serve JFK and EWR. NYC is a huge market with the worlds 2nd largest GDP. Its best to provide costumers with more options to fly out of more than one airport to avoid some delays, slot issues, and allows for people who live closer to particular airport to avoid traffic and transportation delays trying to travel on the ground across town to different airports. The NYC-HKG market is clearly there, and with the exit of SQ out of EWR, CX can capitalize on connections and O&D traffic through HKG.
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:58 am

I'm surprised DFW isn't being mentioned, being a major base of its OW alliance partner, AA. Flying to DFW would also plug into AA's network from there to Florida.
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:07 am

Almost certainly Newark
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:58 am

Wow, it's rare to see such consensus on A.net! But of course EWR does make the most sense for reasons others have stated.

I think we'll see SEA-HKG soon enough, but on DL, not CX.

BOS doesn't strike me as plausible. Only recently has it had any service to Asia.

MIA is out of the question as a nonstop. At 8990mi it would be the longest scheduled nonstop ever except for SIN-EWR. Only three routes longer than 8600mi have ever been tried: SIN-EWR, SIN-LAX, and BKK-JFK. And all of them have been cancelled. MIA would have to be served via another city like YVR. But I really don't see why CX would have a burning need to serve MIA on its own metal in such a situation.

Quoting kaitak (Reply 10):
I'm surprised DFW isn't being mentioned, being a major base of its OW alliance partner, AA.

CX narrowed it down to BOS, SEA, MIA, and EWR in its social media posts. That notwithstanding, DFW is not entirely implausible. It's certainly far more plausible than MIA because it's much shorter, and I believe also more plausible than BOS because it's a hub for AA. I'd consider it less plausible than SEA, though.
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:11 am

Quoting kaitak (Reply 10):
I'm surprised DFW isn't being mentioned

I wouldn't fall over with shock if AA *gasp* announced this route within the next 12 months. It seems to be the logical missing piece in their Asia strategy, and - frankly - I'm surprised that DFW-ICN came first.
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:53 am

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 13):
I wouldn't fall over with shock if AA *gasp* announced this route within the next 12 months. It seems to be the logical missing piece in their Asia strategy, and - frankly - I'm surprised that DFW-ICN came first.

It would have to be with a 772, and with DFW-HKG only being around 40 PDEW, where would the traffic come from? Besides Latin America, this route would be vying for the same connections as ORD/EWR/JFK, 2 which are one world hubs.
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:27 am

As far as market sizes go in 2012, the demand from these potential new cities to/from HKG were as follows:

SEA 30,000
MIA 19,000
DFW 17,000
BOS 50,000
EWR 85,000 (JFK fyi was 300,000)

Other interesting secondary ones were as follows:

IAD 14,000
IAH 15,000
MCO 9,000
LAS 12,000
ATL 12,000
 
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Announce New US Destination

Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:09 am

Quoting BOACCunard (Reply 12):
BOS doesn't strike me as plausible. Only recently has it had any service to Asia.

There's lots of BOS-Asia traffic. The problem is BOS-HKG overflies a good portion of it.

It should be MIA but its too long of a route so I think it will be EWR
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:30 am

As much as I'd like to see BOS be chosen, I don't think anything more than a B787 could be supported. The A350s are a couple years out too.
 
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Announce New US Destination

Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:44 am

Quoting adamh8297 (Reply 16):
There's lots of BOS-Asia traffic

We already have JAL and Hainan announced on that route from Asia. Connecting at NRT is too much of an inconvenience. There is just a void out of EWR to HKG. UA runs a 77E on that route and they have to be leaving cargo in Newark when they do it. People from New Jersey don't like to drive to JFK (it is indeed more than 45 minutes in most traffic circumstances). Not sure if EWR is a great idea but the others sound less than ideal.

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Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:47 am

It will be EWR.

Quoting vvbkumar (Reply 7):
I hope it is SEA. On similar lines, any chance of SQ or CX flying to SEA?

When the A350s arrive yes....SEA is in the plans.
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:04 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 5):
Why would CX fly to Newark? When they already have flights to JFK. There is no need to fly to Newark when JFK is right around the corner. It's just a 45 minute drive, it's like from MIA to FLL

It makes lots of sense for Cathay to fly to Newark since they do JFK already so often. The Europeans all fly to Newark and JFK so why not an Asian airline. Its always surprised me some of the Asian Star airlines do not fly to Newark to connect with Uited but some of these airline use UA's Terminal in Chicago. Miami is beyond the practical range of an 77W. SEA & BOS would be nice but do not have much feed from AA.
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:13 pm

Quoting kaitak (Reply 10):
I'm surprised DFW isn't being mentioned, being a major base of its OW alliance partner, AA. Flying to DFW would also plug into AA's network from there to Florida.

I thought the same thing.
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:22 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
However I think CX IT folks let the hat out of the bag with EWR already being a choice on their website with little company logo appearing next to it. Also CX previously internally has stated they were looking at EWR to supplement their JFK service.

Didn't happen to see that on FT, did you?  
Quoting BOACCunard (Reply 12):
Wow, it's rare to see such consensus on A.net!

Only because it's been rumoured for at least a year now  
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:26 pm

After losing AF, AZ, LO, QR, BR, MH, and SQ (assuming they don't restart one-stop service from EWR) in the past 5 or so years, it would be good to see a new international tail at EWR.
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:33 pm

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 18):
We already have JAL and Hainan announced on that route from Asia.

Hainan is not official yet though I believe a PEK flight is more ideal for BOS Far East traffic than an HKG flight.
Think about how many times has QR spoke about DOH-BOS! This new CX US destination at least will be official!

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 20):
SEA & BOS would be nice but do not have much feed from AA.

Its not always about AA here.

SEA has feed from AS who has a partnership with CX
BOS has feed from B6 who has an interline agreement with CX
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:48 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 5):
Why would CX fly to Newark? When they already have flights to JFK. There is no need to fly to Newark when JFK is right around the corner. It's just a 45 minute drive, it's like from MIA to FLL

Why have service to FLL when MIA is right down I95? I'm sure that in SE Florida there are those who'll use FLL and avoid MIA at all costs. Same with respect to EWR and JFK.

Oh, and the 45 minute drive? Maybe a 3:00 AM Sunday if you're speeding. Otherwise figure on 90-120 minutes, or more. Besides, why should people west of the Hudson be forced to suffer the cost in time and $$ to drive to JFK? I can state these facts because I lived in NJ for more than 20 years and in NYC for about 12, so I do know what it's like!
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:51 pm

Quoting kaitak (Reply 10):

I'm surprised DFW isn't being mentioned, being a major base of its OW alliance partner, AA. Flying to DFW would also plug into AA's network from there to Florida.

Probably over a dozen cities in North America that could see direct services from HKG, however the company needs to look at what it can generate from that city pair, compared to others. A new city pair with daily 77W is services is a significant investment by the time 3 airframes, crews, ground service contracts etc are all in place. Now any company wanting to invest that sort of cash will want to see 10+% return on their investment, if they do not get that return, they may as well just invest the cash without having the risk exposure.

If DFW is not being served today, it is because they can a better return on their investment elsewhere, and/or the projected yields are too low to support the investment.

Quoting CX flyboy (Reply 19):
When the A350s arrive yes....SEA is in the plans.

"possible/potential" A350 destinations, nothing more at this stage.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 22):
Only because it's been rumoured for at least a year now

I thought they had released the flight numbers and timings last year. I thought we had already discussed .....

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Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:13 pm

It's nearly guaranteed it's EWR. Only question left is whether CX will deploy F or just J/Y+/Y.
 
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Announce New US Destination

Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:06 pm

Quoting a380787 (Reply 27):
Only question left is whether CX will deploy F or just J/Y+/Y.

Not that it means anything really but the rest of the 77W deliveries for the remainder of the year to CX will all be 4-class planes including First Class.
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:19 pm

Quoting CX flyboy (Reply 28):
Not that it means anything really but the rest of the 77W deliveries for the remainder of the year to CX will all be 4-class planes including First Class.

I know I'm digressing here, but I'd love to try out the new First seat on my upcoming HKG-JFK in Jan'14 (which is a bit too similar to the old First)
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:38 pm

Go on CX's website and try making a booking for EWR...when u do so the CX logo appears besides this destination and it does not do so for BOS SEA MIA ...that is the strongest hint yet  
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:46 pm

CX's current long-haul fleet just doesn't work for low-volume destinations, or for ULH. EWR is the only destination that makes any sense at this point.

They will eventually have aircraft with lower operating cost -- so DFW, BOS, or SEA could be in the cards at some point -- but they have given no indication of any plans to order an aircraft that could operate MIA with a useful payload.

[Edited 2013-08-08 07:47:49]
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:33 pm

EWR was the obvious choice of the cities on the list. EWR has been rumored for ages.

Quoting thekennady (Reply 14):
It would have to be with a 772, and with DFW-HKG only being around 40 PDEW, where would the traffic come from? Besides Latin America, this route would be vying for the same connections as ORD/EWR/JFK, 2 which are one world hubs.

Kind of like ORD-BOG. Thats pretty much the exact same arguement I made in that thread that you countered.

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 13):
I wouldn't fall over with shock if AA *gasp* announced this route within the next 12 months. It seems to be the logical missing piece in their Asia strategy, and - frankly - I'm surprised that DFW-ICN came first.

Im really not. DFW-ICN (well over 100 PDEW) is a much larger local market than DFW-HKG and DFW-ICN is easy to suppliment through the connections coming from other parts of Texas (especially AUS where the yields and numbers are pretty high).

At the end of the day, Im not looking for DFW-HKG flight in the near future. I think the market may be served at some point, but its a 787 route if that.
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:54 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 5):
Maybe a bit shorter than 17 hours? Miami Heat had a charter from MIA-PVG in about 14 hours. So maybe 15-16 hours??

Never going to happen first of all ORD-HKG is about 15 hour flight and during the winter months the flight can be almost 15:45 from wheels up to wheels down. So there is no way MIA-HKG will be anything less than 16:45 during the summer and during the winter the flight would probably be over 17 hours.

Another reason this ULH flight will never happen is because in order for CX to make money on this route the ticket prices would be unreasonable due to the fact that CX would not be able to board much freight on the plane do to the amount of fuel they would need to operate the flight in both direction. The 77W is a great and capable airplane but there is no way CX could operate that flight fully loaded with passengers and max freight. And if CX can not put any freight on the aircraft or if the amount of freight is severely limited then the cost of operating the flight then gets passed along to the passengers via higher ticket prices. You may think you would take a nonstop from MIA to HKG and perhaps you would be willing to pay the cost but most passengers would see the price of the nonstop and see the price of the connecting flight and if there is a major difference in price many people would choose the connection over the non stop because of the price. The reason why so many international flights are profitable is not only because of passenger ticket prices airlines also make a ton of money off freight and mail. It would be extremely hard for CX to make money on this route depending on passenger revenue alone this is why I don't think they will launch this route.
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:55 pm

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 32):
Im really not. DFW-ICN (well over 100 PDEW) is a much larger local market than DFW-HKG and DFW-ICN is easy to suppliment through the connections coming from other parts of Texas (especially AUS where the yields and numbers are pretty high).

Except that KE is already on it, so even when you split it evenly between KE and AA, each side only gets 50 PDEW, which makes it a bit marginal.
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:56 pm

Quoting seabosdca (Reply 31):
They will eventually have aircraft with lower operating cost -- so DFW, BOS, or SEA could be in the cards at some point -- but they have given no indication of any plans to order an aircraft that could operate MIA with a useful payload.

The A350-1000s on order could probably do MIAHKG.
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:01 pm

Quoting a380787 (Reply 34):
Except that KE is already on it, so even when you split it evenly between KE and AA, each side only gets 50 PDEW, which makes it a bit marginal.

Its roughly the same size market as ORD-HKG which is a market that does well on two flights a day.

AA and KE are going to be getting different things out of the market. KE is going to get a lot more beyond ICN traffic while AA is going to get a lot more beyond DFW traffic. I dont know if it will hold at 14x weekly, but it can definately do 10-12x weekly.
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:01 pm

MIA-HKG is 8990mi. Easily 17 hours eastbound and up to 18 hours westbound. Can't imagine sitting in 31" 3-4-3 for that long without getting DVT.
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:06 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 5):
Why would CX fly to Newark? When they already have flights to JFK. There is no need to fly to Newark when JFK is right around the corner. It's just a 45 minute drive, it's like from MIA to FLL

By air the distance between EWR and JFK and MIA and FLL are exactly the same, 21 miles. The difference being as the old AA commercial used to say "New York is a city of Bridges". To drive from MIA to FLL is a straight shot up I-95, from EWR to JFK you have to take (depending on how you go) either two bridges (Goethals, Verranzano), three bridges (Newark Bay Extension, Bayonne, Verranzo) or two bridges and a tunnel (Newark Bay extension, Holland Tunnel, Brooklyn Bridge) or Two tunnels (Lincoln, Mid-town).

Also while EWR serves the NYC market, New Jersey itself is also it's own unique market.

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Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:09 pm

As much as I'd like to see CX at SEA, I just don't see it happening with CX's presence in YVR. They partner with AS for connecting SEA-YVR traffic (and probably to a much lesser degree SEA-SFO).

I am surprised that CX doesn't start DFW, as others have mentioned. Given AA's hub there, that would offer connections over a good chunk of the US and Latin America.
 
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Announce New US Destination

Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:11 pm

Quoting Mah4546 (Reply 35):
The A350-1000s on order could probably do MIAHKG.

Not with a full passenger load westbound, let alone any cargo. Even assuming Airbus makes the goal of 8400 nm range, that's not quite enough for MIA-HKG under real world conditions. To carry a good payload on that flight they would need a 777-200LR or one of two not-yet-launched planes: the A350-900R or the 777-8X.

[Edited 2013-08-08 09:11:54]
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:11 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 5):
It's just a 45 minute drive, it's like from MIA to FLL

45 minutes? When was the last time you were up here? I can usually do the drive in 90 minutes on a good day. Bad days, which are more common than you think, I have done it in just under three hours. Plus, factor in the tolls for the bridges and the jersey turnpike (if you go that way), and it is a major undertaking to drive from NJ to JFK.
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:21 pm

This is such a dead giveaway, it's going to be EWR. If not EWR then SEA. They wouldn't be able to operate BOS economically (I'm sure they'd take payload restrictions on a 777-300ER) until the A350's come online. Same goes for MIA I'd imagine.

It is amazing to think that if BOS had an extra 900 feet of runway on 15R/33L we probably would have more Asia flights by now. EWR's longest runway is only 11,000 ft and everyone here knows what kind of routes are able to pulled off out of there - including the worlds longest (sadly for not much longer!).

Quoting a380787 (Reply 37):
MIA-HKG is 8990mi. Easily 17 hours eastbound and up to 18 hours westbound. Can't imagine sitting in 31" 3-4-3 for that long without getting DVT.

CX 777-300ER aircraft economy class is in a 3-3-3 configuration with 32 inches of pitch and 18.5 seat width (you can look this up on seatguru if you want). It's a great economy class product and with long 13 or 14 hour flights, time just seems to dissolve in their seats.
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Announce New US Destination

Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:41 pm

Is CX actually considering BOS within the next 5 years or so? This the first time I've seen the two linked together?

Quoting sq452 (Reply 42):
It is amazing to think that if BOS had an extra 900 feet of runway on 15R/33L we probably would have more Asia flights by now.

BOS would definitely have ICN service and possibly PEK.
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Announce New US Destination

Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:53 pm

Quoting adamh8297 (Reply 43):
Is CX actually considering BOS within the next 5 years or so? This the first time I've seen the two linked together?

I'd assume it is on their radar for A350 service.

Quoting adamh8297 (Reply 43):
BOS would definitely have ICN service and possibly PEK.

Definitely I would think - They used to have KE service back in the day (but it stopped via IAD if I am not mistaken) and PEK is something that has been rumored/announced/delayed for seemingly ages but nothing has materialized yet.
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Announce New US Destination

Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:00 pm

Quoting behramjee (Reply 15):
As far as market sizes go in 2012, the demand from these potential new cities to/from HKG were as follows:SEA 30,000MIA 19,000DFW 17,000BOS 50,000EWR 85,000 (JFK fyi was 300,000)

Plus ~6,000 to Miami from FLL.
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Announce New US Destination

Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:00 pm

Im going to go out there and pre maturely congratulate EWR on this great new service

EWR has taken a lot of hits lately from foreign airline consolidating at JFK. This is a great new addition for the NY area and a win for NJ.
 
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Announce New US Destination

Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:02 pm

What about PHL...with a new Oneworld hub imminent, wouldn't it make sense to connect all the Southeast/Mid-Atlantic traffic to HKG?
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Announce New US Destination

Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:07 pm

Quoting CX flyboy (Reply 19):
It will be EWR.
Quoting CX flyboy (Reply 19):
When the A350s arrive yes....SEA is in the plans.
Quoting zeke (Reply 26):
"possible/potential" A350 destinations, nothing more at this stage.

I was hoping CX would come to SEA!   I hope they add SEA sooner than later ...
 
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RE: Cathay Pacific To Announce New US Destination

Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:25 pm

Quoting cha747 (Reply 47):
What about PHL...with a new Oneworld hub imminent, wouldn't it make sense to connect all the Southeast/Mid-Atlantic traffic to HKG?

That's what JFK does - with a local market something like 60x larger.
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