Bingo. I still dont understand your original post. Later today they should post last years results. The passenger side across the region is soft at the moment, I don’t think it is fair to say it is just demand related or just one airline, there are a lot of travel restrictions in place which is imp...Jump to post
From an earlier prediction on one of my posts last month: HNA will (again) attempt to try to sell their stake, but to no avail. Original URL: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1437871&#p21893035 I wonder if the HNA offload of their VA stake will "finally" happen ...Jump to post
No, CX will prefer add more direct flight to Hong Kong - New York Maybe you right, but if SQ’s SIN-FRA-JFK-FRA-SIN works then why would CX not be successful with HKG-LHR-JFK-LHR-HKG. Sure there is a lot more competition than FRA-JFK-FRA but if they can code share with AA and /or BA, could it not be...Jump to post
No, CX will prefer add more direct flight to Hong Kong - New YorkJump to post
Therefore, some routes may be suspended and some route will add more frequency.
I guess some NRT routes will be suspended.
Due to the current trade war and reducing chinese tourists to the US, current frequencies to China (PEK, PVG, HKG) may decrease.
How is the cargo load? Maybe this flight has contracts that's supporting it. Though during these months other ME carriers plus TK loads dip down as well. I seen QR 714 IAH - DOH leave with little over 100 pax, and BA 196 747 leave with less then a 100 pax, though the maybe the inbound flights had h...Jump to post
For Europe, may be BHX with A359? And more expansion in India? There can be growth in frequency (e.g. Hyderabad daily) and destinations (e.g. Ahmadabad, etc.) Lastly, eventually the 773 and A333 need to be replaced. And I think the A339 will be a good replacement. It would be a cheaper aircraft tha...Jump to post
Any anticipated regulatory issues? HKCAD doesn't go against CX, so I doubt other departments would either. I'm curious what direction they will take it. Will they: 1. Expand it, make much of short haul LCC service - this seems logical because they could reduce the T&Cs to match the LCC, but kee...Jump to post
Cathay is in active discussions about an acquisition involving HKE... http://www3.hkexnews.hk/listedco/listconews/sehk/2019/0305/LTN20190305087.pdf To come to think of it, few years ago they fought tooth and nail to bar Qantas from setting up Jetstar HK. Now this.... It is not related to jetstar HK...Jump to post
For all those who are talking about how well HKG is working for UA, something that went seemingly unnoticed when UA reported Q4 and 2018 full year results was the $206m impairment charge that UA took against their HKG routes From their Q4 2018 results/financial statements: "....The company con...Jump to post
I do not see the need to further increase traffic right to China as india carriers still have plenty of room to increase flight to China,Jump to post
nicode wrote:SkyTeam lost China Southern.
Will Qatar joins SkyTeam in place of CZ ?
Will be blow for AF/KL as CZ is important longterm JV partner and allowed AFKL to be biggest European airline to China. Lets see if they retain the JV outside of alliance membership. No reason for the JV to end. If anything CZ should leave Skyteam and stay out of the alliance game. Just keep partne...Jump to post
SQ789 wrote:Another thing - CX nearby competitor Shenzhen Airlines based in SZX is already in Star Alliance, this mean CX joining to Star may not be possible!
Don't forget that BA doesn't make money just from passengers travelling from London to Sydney and vice versa but also primarily on: LHR-SIN Europe-LHR-SIN LHR-SIN-South East Asia/Australia SIN-SYD SIN-SYD-Eastern Aus/NZ Markets that BA won't be able to compete in if LHR-SYD came to fruition. BA can...Jump to post
If QF starts SYD/MEL-LHR, which it will, given the right aircraft, BA will have no choice but to follow. Otherwise, it will lose all the premium paying passengers. It can certainly keep the one-stop flights, but it will need to fly a new non-stop flight too, may be daily LHR-SYD and daily LHR-MEL I...Jump to post
Given that PEK and PVG cannot sustain a daily route to Madrid, I guess CZ will launch 3-4 weekly flight firstJump to post
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-09-17/china-s-bullet-trains-are-coming-for-hong-kong-s-airlines After years of heated debates and long delays, eventually, the world’s longest high-speed rail network from mainland China will be extending to downtown Hong Kong tomorrow on Sept. 23, provi...Jump to post
That being said, there is a market that has not been discussed. The market between India and Vancouver that thus far, the ME3 have not managed to crack a dent on due to bilateral rights issues. As it is, SIA still has still got a following for traffic from India to N. America. I'm confounded by peo...Jump to post
It is simple. SQ can operate this route,.Jump to post
What's happening to you American with your Asian routes in Chicago ???? Why do they finish Shanghai and Beijing? that sincerely madness, and also reduce Tokyo, I hope that China Eastern, Hainan Airlines and United take the opportunity to increase frequencies Chinese carriers seem have used all traf...Jump to post
For the flight time - it connects good to SE Asia (to the morning 8-9am departure "bank" at HKG and the 9-10pm arrival "bank"), but definitely awful timing for Indian connection. Definitely a wasted oppotunity there. Not a ton of connection oppotunities at SEA, either (2100 arri...Jump to post
Dieuwer wrote:Major blow to Delta.
Plus I think the SIN-MEL market is pretty saturated now ... I know the market is huge but there is a breaking point. You make a valid point, and I do hear what you're saying, but remember that BA is actually primarily operating LHR - MEL, and not SIN - MEL - it doesn't need to focus on SIN - MEL O&...Jump to post
Wow, ten years since the two have met to discuss. That is insane! But so is the Chinese restrictions on Indian operations. Think of what China was ten years ago versus today... India has started growing too, so demand must be 4X to 8X what it once was. India needs a hub to truly feed flights to Chi...Jump to post
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-china-aviation-officials-discuss-increasing-air-connectivity/article24064694.ece/amp/ Per the report, aviation authorities of India and China met on Wed and Thur in New Delhi after a gap of 10 years and discussed ways to increase air connectivity btwn the...Jump to post
What will be going on next?
I guess American carriers will continue their current practice and the Chinese authority will not banned the US3 operation in China.
However, Chinese government will have their ways to make US3's lives harder in China. US3 may further shrink their operations in China.
How about a bit of accuracy rather than mud slinging? QF has no input into the decision to allow/not allow foreign airline services in to Australia, apart from the usual lobbying of the government that ALL companies do. As well the Australian government cannot disallow services by foreign airlines ...Jump to post
Why Chinese government should liberalise SZX's traffic rights but not PEK, PVG, CAN, CTU? A couple of reasons - not least of which because there is precedence (SZX was a free trade zone and a 'testing ground' for Chinese economic reforms before elsewhere, and worked) - but also because unlike at PE...Jump to post
planemanofnz, thank you for seeing my point. Shenzhen is a special case. I definitely see your point - I mean, by the end of this year, SZX's economy will be larger than CAN's and HKG's, so there is definitely demand to tap (passenger or cargo). https://assets.bwbx.io/images/users/iqjWHBFdfxIU/iD_T...Jump to post
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-temasek-holdings-hna-group-airlines-e/exclusive-singapores-temasek-interested-in-buying-into-hnas-hong-kong-airlines-source-idUSKBN1HO0IX Interesting potential here. SQ are reportedly doing due diligence on HNA with a view in taking a significant though not majori...Jump to post
raylee67 wrote:There are still many possibilities in Asia: based on the "first US carrier" clue, it can be Seoul, Taipei, Manila or even Osaka (although I doubt it would be KIX).
With the new Beijing airport opening next year, what are the stipulations by the Chinese gov’t for having 1 Chinese carrier per route to any US city? As an example, if Hainan moves to the new airport, will Air China be able to serve ORD nonstop since Hainan would serve ORD non stop from the new air...Jump to post
CX has passed the darkest hour and i think they will have profit in 2018.Jump to post
The consensus seems to be that PEK won’t overtake ATL anytime soon, if ever. However, PEK only needs 10 million to do this according to 2016 stats. PEK’s 94mil catching up to ATL’s 104mil seems realistic. Since no airport stays number 1 forever, if not PEK, what airport do you guys see taking the s...Jump to post
MEX is certainly a possibility as the El Al JFK-TLV route carries a direct Aeromexico codeshare on it (although with DL effectively managing AM now, how much longer will that be)? SYD is not happening (remember, LY has to detour either via Turkey/Azerbaijan or via Djbouti), although I could see SIN...Jump to post
I am reading a report that wrote, in year 2017-2019, Shenzhen is giving every new intercontinental route subsidies according to the following standard For every route that have more than 2 flights per weeks, in their first year of operation, flight to Europe, North America and Africa will receive 1...Jump to post
Right so January has been peak-silly season for unsubstantiated and unsourced rumours so I'm calling it - what are your sources for EY and SQ selling their VA stake? Not saying it won't happen, but has there been any verified media source for these? EY: conceivable though just as VA is on the impro...Jump to post
Interesting move - HU has added BRU, MAD and VIE from SZX, and has applied to serve DUB too. HU has also opened a number of Australasian connections through SZX, like AKL, BNE and CNS. Perhaps HU is betting SZX as its answer to CA at PEK, MU at PVG, CZ at CAN and CX at HKG? I have always thought th...Jump to post