Quote from the Facebook post:
Guess our new destinations by the different coloured beers and win!
We’re excited to be adding a number of new destinations to our international network. But can you guess which ones, based on the different coloured beers in this video?
It seems to me that it is something massive. By saying "a number of new destinations", I have to believe that there are 3 or even 4 in play here. And by launching an online guessing game that starts on Aug 29 and ends on Aug 31, their announcements would be imminent (probably as early as Aug 31!!)
So where will they be?
My guess is Munich and Dublin. Munich is obvious (beer related) and it makes sense with the A359. Dublin would not have made sense without Brexit. But since the Brexit decision, many banks (including JPMorgan and Citi, etc.) have announced massive movement of financial jobs (in the thousands) from London to Dublin. I have to believe that a lot of the high yield traffic between HKG and LHR are filled by bankers and at least some of those are switching to DUB. It would now not be a dream to fill a daily HKG-DUB flight with 30+ business class seats on a A359. London flights will probably be maintained to hold onto the lucrative LHR slots and there will still be sufficient demands for LHR-HKG. May be some of the 77W LHR flights will be downgauged to A359 after Brexit settles. Some other banks have also announced movement of banking jobs to Paris (HSBC) and Frankfurt (Morgan Stanley) so it will be interesting to see whether CX will react and increase service to CDG and FRA after 2019.
Anyway, if there is a 3rd or 4th new destination, what would those be? Many people in Facebook guessed Copenhagen. I see some saying Vienna and some saying Brussels. Looks like most people are thinking about Europe. Are there any destinations in North America you would think as "beer related"? I would think Seattle is NOT beer related. If anything, I would associate it with Coffee.