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Paris looks set to have more Chinese destinations as HU applies to serve SZX-CDG/CKG-CDG while MF applies for FOC-CDG

Wed May 02, 2018 11:00 am

According to CAAC's latest public notice on its website (关于海南航空申请开通深圳-巴黎、重庆-巴黎等往返客运航线的公示, 关于厦门航空申请开通福州-巴黎往返客运航线的公示, Hainan Airlines and Xiamen Airlines have filed applications to operate the following services respectively:

HU: SZX-CDG, 3x weekly B787/A330 flights from Nov 2018; CKG-CDG, 2x weekly B787/A330 flights from Otc 2018

MF: FOC-CDG, 5x weekly B788/B789 flights from Dec 2018

What do you think of the odds for them to be granted approval all?
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XiamenAir applies for 5 weekly FOC-CDG flights

Thu May 03, 2018 2:16 pm

Another bold move by XiamenAir: it has applied to the CAAC for a 5-weekly FOC-CDG flight starting from Dec 2018, using its 788/789s. The schedule doesn’t seem to have been released yet.
If approved, this will be FOC’s 3rd scheduled intercontinental route operated by MF (SYD, JFK) and 4th overall (MU to JFK via PVG).
Any thoughts on MF’s recent expansions? This route actually has been in the rumours for a while, along with FOC-YYZ. However, I have doubts about whether FOC can sustain a 5-weekly flight. 3-weekly seems more plausible to me.
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Re: XiamenAir applies for 5 weekly FOC-CDG flights

Thu May 03, 2018 2:22 pm

Well, FOC-YYZ can’t happen, as the China-Canada bilateral is maxed out.

For CDG, skyteam links with AF will help, and since it will be FOC’s only European link, connections should in theory help fill the plane.

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