i have heard that CX is trying to expand itself into more Asian destinations and also because Dragonair no longer belongs to them, they have to "fly" themselves.
CX now only have 19% stake in Dragonair, if memory serves. Dragonair is now requesting to fly the same routes as CX, like HKG-TPE. Unlike SQ and Silk, Silk flies to thinner routes with all-Airbus single-aisle fleet. They aren't competing each other becuase Silk is a 100% owned subsidiary of SQ Group.
So the bottom line is, do you see any narrowbody for CX? Say A320 family or B737NG family? or any CRJ, ERJ? I don't think their smallest a/c in fleet, A333 (300+ pax) can land in some small Asian airports.
I personally thinks that CX might, go for the A320 family for fleet commonality. or if CX insists on wide-body, any chance for the B762ER (190+ pax) or B763ER? (220+ pax) Finally, have CX ever bought second handed planes except the B777 prototype? If they are interested, they might wanna lease a number of rather-new A310-300s? They are quite a lot of A310s that are 5 yrs old. But i do no see this possible. Nothing is impossible. Time will prove everthing.
All opinions are welcome but above are just my thoughts, no offense meant so don't bash at me!
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