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Cathay Pacific Evaluating Tehran?

Fri Apr 06, 2001 6:26 am

According to a thread here CX are considering Tehran, Iran as a prospective future addition to their network, is there a market for them, which segment do they plan on catering to? would be great to have them there Smile

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RE: Cathay Pacific Evaluating Tehran?

Fri Apr 06, 2001 6:41 am

I hope they do: I always like to see airlines doing new things. Ive always wanted to go there to see all the ancient persian history. Im english, so i might have a bit of a problem. Best of luck to CX. i hope they make it work.


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RE: Cathay Pacific Evaluating Tehran?

Fri Apr 06, 2001 7:07 am

Chris you will have no problem. I am English and have been to Iran twice. Tehran is surrounded by beautiful scenery (mountains and lakes) although it can get really cold.

Just dress appropriately - the Iranians are very welcoming people, and love to show people around their beautiful country. Plus it is not as fundamentalist as people think (the population is young, and change is in the air).
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RE: Cathay Pacific Evaluating Tehran?

Fri Apr 06, 2001 10:16 am

But I'm just wondering how many Hong Kong people will actually visit Iran...
 
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RE: Cathay Pacific Evaluating Tehran?

Fri Apr 06, 2001 11:37 am

CX thats a great question , will there be a big tourim boom to Iran . Maybe catering to the Iranain population in Eastern Asia ?
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RE: Cathay Pacific Evaluating Tehran?

Fri Apr 06, 2001 1:52 pm

Dont know about the exact prospects about CX service to Tehran, however one needs to consider that Iran Air has operated both to Beijing and Tokyo for years.
In addition Japan has had a sort of immigration problem with its large Iranian community.
I guess Iran could provide a good amount of business traffic and cargo for CX considering most of the world outside of the US and western Europe do not see Iran as a great enemy.
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RE: Cathay Pacific Evaluating Tehran?

Fri Apr 06, 2001 2:06 pm

Apparently, Iran has a lot of rich people with a lot of money, and that is what is attracting Cathay, but it will be a specialised target group. It is only a consideration at this stage, but the planning department are much more excited about the prospects of Bangalore, and Riyadh at the moment.

Tehran is a bit like Chicago. It is being considered, but not where the planning department are putting their resources at the moment, I believe.
 
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RE: Cathay Pacific Evaluating Tehran?

Fri Apr 06, 2001 5:21 pm

Considering the rising number of Japanese tourists visiting Iran perhaps CX thought it wise to cater to them since their own carriers were not interested to Smile
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RE: Cathay Pacific Evaluating Tehran?

Fri Apr 06, 2001 5:59 pm

Increase in trade/projected increase in the near future?? Business pax??

Chris,

I have the same fascination with Iran; a good way to find out more is by sending an email/phone request to their UK embassy, and asking for a brochure/information booklet.

From the UK, I gather BA have dropped the 777 run down to TEH, but that Bmed are now flying out there with an A320/21.

Last year many locals had a wonderful view of the solar eclipse from the desert (Isfahan/Shiraz).

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