No official information yet. Originally they were planned to enter service with KA on the CGO (?) route but with KA. When KA was still in operation a few months back all A320 and A321 aircraft were not in service. I doubt it is CX's strategy to run narrow body ops in response to lower pax demand. I ...Jump to post
I don't think the long haul configured A333 are 'bad' by any means. I'm guessing there is some confusion over the regionally configured and long haul configured frames. The regionally configured ones never (as far as I've seen) operate on Oceania routes. They are (were?) mostly limited to East/Sout...Jump to post
I don't think the long haul configured A333 are 'bad' by any means. I'm guessing there is some confusion over the regionally configured and long haul configured frames. The regionally configured ones never (as far as I've seen) operate on Oceania routes. They are (were?) mostly limited to East/South...Jump to post
The Cathay managers especially John Slosar and Rupert Hogg and their HK underlings have brought their own demise. Just a few months ago, Cathay Dragon Union members voted overwhelmingly, calling to scrap all mainland flight. ******************************* https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/transp...Jump to post
In 2018 I was heading to Koh Samui (USM) in Thailand and wanted to catch the 734 on TG from BKK- I chose not to go with the direct flight from HKG on purpose and flew to BKK on a separate ticket first, then checked myself in again at BKK for the quick 50 minute dash on the classic 737.Jump to post
CI seems to have made a profit in Q2 2020, mainly attributed to its cargo arm.. Wondering if the same may be the case for CX.
Source (Chinese only): https://tw.stock.yahoo.com/news/%E8%B2% ... 42514.html
The first 773, 9V-SYI, has been ferried to Goodyear/Arizona as we speak. Goodyear, thats a place most airliners never leave again. Surely the rest of the remaining regional 773s will follow soon. Thai is also in the process of outphasing the regional 777 and I wonder if CX will also retire this lar...Jump to post
Seeing an aircraft from the airside of the terminal more like a scavenger hunt- I thought I was in an airport, not a shopping mall!
Really dislike the windows overviewing the tarmac to be hidden behind security check, makes spotting from the terminal an impossible task.
I doubt it is worth the effort. Most of the models with inflated prices on Ebay have been out of production for several years alread- would you really buy in bulk just to store them away for so long :boxedin: ? You also have to gauge which models may end up being valuable/rare in the future - More e...Jump to post
Rumour has it that the world's first A330 has been retired today. Cathay Dragon B-HLJ (ex-VR-HLJ, F-WWKA) has left HKG as KA2486.Jump to post
Looks like the UK is offering a path to citizenship for not just HK BNO passport holders, but all those who were eligible for one, about 3 million people. Wish the US would do something similar. Unfortunately those in Hong Kong that were born after 1997 do not currently have the right to apply and ...Jump to post
The only JAL MD-11 to receive the Arc of Sun livery, JA8582. 0901385 A great combination, IMO. Interestingly when JAL adopted the 2011 livery they also only painted 1 MD90 in the new livery before retirement of the type. https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/2/2/3/2177322.jpg?v=v40 Also a ...Jump to post
I think the A340-200/-300 will hit retirement because of Covid-19, that will be at least 50 aircraft being retired. Also many older A330's the lower MTOW variant will hit retirement. Than there will be A330P2F conversions. All could lead to ~>200 less A330/A340 in operation. I wouldn't at all be su...Jump to post
Leaving aside the question of right or wrong, I find it interesting there are people arguing the UK should never have given up Hong Kong or that the UK should now take Hong Kong back. Why? Since when was imperialism a good thing? Wouldn't the better alternative be to allow HK to declare independenc...Jump to post
Just the issue of business class hard products alone is a big mess that the TG administration will have to tackle... To my knowledge there are currently 6-7(?) differing types of business hard products operating with TG. "Older" Seats 2-2-2 (2 types of A333, 772/E) 2-3-2 (773) - Seems to b...Jump to post
Is there any information regarding TG's plan with their 744s in the coming months?Jump to post
A large peaceful demonstration was held on the 24th of May in light of the recent announcement of the implementation of 'National Security Laws' in Hong Kong (unilateral implementation without the consultation and legislative process of Hong Kong - Direct implementation by Beijing). Critics have arg...Jump to post
I am not too sure what they plan to do with Thai Smile in the future. They started off as a LCC (despite retaining some elements of the 'Thai' brand name), and then moved slightly more premium, but still less-so than mainline TG... So does the current 'hybrid-like' Thai Smile compete effectively wit...Jump to post
I would be surprised if the recovery in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding Oceania) was not similar to, or better than, the recovery after the SARS epidemic, because Asia-Pacific is far more capable of surviving in isolation and less reliant on western economic trade. Hong Kong bounced back quite q...Jump to post
I highly doubt that any new consolidated brand between KA and UO would be anything near 'Cathay Express'. No premium brand like Cathay Pacific would dilute their own brand name with a LCC operation adopting a similar name (assuming the new consolidated carrier operates as a LCC). My personal prefer...Jump to post
I highly doubt that any new consolidated brand between KA and UO would be anything near 'Cathay Express'. No premium brand like Cathay Pacific would dilute their own brand name with a LCC operation adopting a similar name (assuming the new consolidated carrier operates as a LCC).Jump to post
VN8 (A350-941 non-ULR) is ferrying HAN-YVZ nonstop. https://i.imgur.com/wRQSifG.png This aircraft will fly back to Vietnam as a repatriation flight, carrying 300 pax on YVZ-YVR-HAN. I am wondering that if VN can hold 300 pax on YVR-HAN nonstop on the A359 original, why would SQ has to use the A359U...Jump to post
These are passenger planes. So prolly only unloading/loading the bellies? No? AC did remove all econ seats on their pax 77W that they use for cargo flights, so that cargo can be loaded on main deck, although there is no cargo door to the main deck so whatever loaded onto main deck will most likely ...Jump to post
Hong Kong to Europe as well as Hong Kong tp US are all above 12 hours flights. Hong Kong to Tokio is 4h50m, Tokio to San Francisco 9 hours. Is belly cargo desired for flights above 12 hours? How does Cathay Pacific transport cargo to the US? Cathay Pacific Cargo flights to the US and other North Am...Jump to post
The B787-10 would be an ideal replacement for CX A330-300 and eventually the B777-300 (Non-ER). Though I'm intrested what is the plan for KA's A330-300 will CX transfer there newer A333 to KA? Will KA order the A339 as an A333 replacement? Or will KA shift to only operating single-aisle aircraft li...Jump to post
chunhimlai wrote:Why not 789
It is good replacement of mid-long haul a330
If CX wants to rid itself of 777X orders and go for 787, here’s an idea: go away from Boeing and go for A330neo. It is a cheaper aircraft, a direct 1:1 replacement. Pilot pools will be unified with a A350/A330/A330N fleet. Go all Airbus CX it’s the smart thing to do. I've heard that the A339 is act...Jump to post
Sounds like a B773/A333 replacement, and that quite frankly was needed. Some of the A333s upon retirement will be pushing, if not past the age of, 30, most of which have spent their entire service lives with CX/KA. CX has to be concerned that some of its A330s are reaching expiration. If they have ...Jump to post
I would have thought a few more 747-8Fs would have been their preferred conversion.Jump to post
TG struggling as expected... "BANGKOK -- Thai Airways International, a listed state-owned enterprise, is dangerously close to becoming the world's first national flag carrier to go bust amid the coronavirus pandemic, with only days left to maneuver out of its latest financial straits. Down to i...Jump to post
Would it be so bad if Cathay switched to the 787-9 for some of the smaller European and North American cities ? The 777-9 could be too much airplane for these times, the 787-9 has proven to be the sweet spot right now. Just something for our Hong Kong friends to consider. CX has been using the A359...Jump to post
And, being a Chinese carrier, they are also hit harder than most by the Coronavirus situation itself. Since when has CX been considered a Chinese carrier? Since 1997. All Hong Kong based carriers are subject to Hong Kong laws and policies which are independent of those in mainland China. Hong Kong ...Jump to post
To what extent has the reason for this being that many cargo hubs operate and built mainly around smaller bays (that fit the MD11/767/A300)? I'm not entirely sure if 'cargo hubs' really tend to gravitate towards smaller bays but I did hear that one reason why the 777F hasn't been more of a success i...Jump to post
...Clean-sheet 777 competitor? Already in service. Which aircraft do you place on this category? The A350? No way. It can fly far but not with the same capacity (passengers and cargo). They do not have a competitor on this level because the A380 was much bigger and it is at an end. The A350 has ran...Jump to post
UA has been operating some 77Ws into Hong Kong under UA2xxx flight numbers in the past two days. Does anybody know what these were for? Did they carry revenue passengers or ...?
At least 1 flight was bound for LAX. Unsure about the others.
HK Express has announced to suspend operations until April 20. As stated on their website.Jump to post
SQ now retiring their 777-200ER aircraft in April, 1 month earlier than planned.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... XJyimpVp74
How will such a plan affect the already congested airspace in the Pearl River Delta region? I can't imagine such a runway would be able to be utilised at maximum capacity given the airspace constraints.Jump to post
Hong Kong Airlines rumoured to axe a further 100 jobs, on top of the 300 jobs cut earlier.Jump to post
A330neo, both -800 and -900 versions. The new 'winglets' don't look good from any angle. They look far too small and sort of unnaturally jut outwards when viewed from multiple angles. The actual shape of the winglet is also really odd (as if somebody snapped a bit off of it?). The new engines don't ...Jump to post
China-USA demand is coming back. Attended briefing end of last week were Air China local management informed airport officials they will reestablish separate LAX and SFO flights for April. Current LAX flights are seeing increased loads (150-180 per flight) far above 30-50 few weeks ago. Really? Int...Jump to post
Two Cathay Pacific 777-300s (A models non-ER) have been flown to HND from HKG to ferry passengers back stuck on the Diamond Princess (chartered by the Hong Kong Government). Exact nationals of the passengers on these two flights yet to be confirmed but may include Mainland Chinese. B-HNM and B-HNP o...Jump to post
Hong Kong Airlines have begun the process to sack around 400 employees, including 150-180 flight attendants (regardless of if they have chosen the option to take no pay leave). 400 employees account to approximately 10% of the company's workforce. Source: https://inews.hket.com/article/2568669/?fbcl...Jump to post