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by ryanCX
17 Oct 2007, 13:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: American Airlines Launches Flights to Russia in 2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1274

Interesting, I guess this is the response to the new ETOPS regulations, and more, AA's expansion, maybe done to keep up with Delta?? Interesting news though. Agreed. Delta definitely has the greatest presence in Europe by a long way. Asia might be great for growth potential but Europe still is the ...
by ryanCX
17 Oct 2007, 13:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: More A380 Orders
Replies: 25
Views: 3388

30 orders before the end of the year is rather unlikely unless its already been confirmed and pending announement. Air India is very likely to order for 747 replacement but only around 15-20. JAL again, very unlikely because of their history with Boeing but can't be ruled out. They definitely need v...
by ryanCX
17 Oct 2007, 12:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Cathay Pacific Expansion
Replies: 105
Views: 15915

Cathay and Dragonair combined passengers number for Sep 2007 up 7.2% to 1.89m from a year earlier. http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2007/10/15/afx4219011.html Load factor of 79.0, not unusual for Cathay but very healthy. and speculation that Cathay Paicific is eyeing Shenzhen Airlines as pote...
by ryanCX
04 Oct 2007, 22:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Cathay Pacific Expansion
Replies: 105
Views: 15915

[quote="A350XWB] I would be disappointed if they order the 748I (pax version a design 1960 ) as opposed to A380.....emirates , sia , qantas .., sia , ba ..etc will come at hong kong airport with A380..[/quote] I know its silly but that's exactly the reasont i want Cathay to order A380s lol. But...
by ryanCX
03 Oct 2007, 14:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Cathay Pacific Expansion
Replies: 105
Views: 15915

The 'gas busters' might not be completely out of service till 2013. It all depends on where CX will put the new B773ERs. The new ones delivered this year will be used for North American expansion and if the A340-600s go next year (which they might) more 773ERs will be needed to replace them as well....
by ryanCX
28 Sep 2007, 20:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BA wide-body order in 2007
Replies: 73
Views: 9475

fierce cheeks here lol First of all, very pleased with the orders although i was expecting a slightly bigger order for A380. With over 50 B744s surely more will be ordered if indeed the A380 is to replace the 744s. Again, i also have to point out like others have, that A380, because of its size does...
by ryanCX
21 Sep 2007, 21:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Cathay Pacific Expansion
Replies: 105
Views: 15915

Dragonair's resuming flights to Kathmandu, Nepal this December. Four times a week with A320. Loads of nepali immigrants who have so far put up with Nepal Airlines (RA) should find this a refreshing choice. With Cathay Pacific, the group will have the best conncections to North America and Japan of a...
by ryanCX
18 Aug 2007, 19:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Singapore Airlines confirms date for first A380
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Singapore Airlines confirms date for first A380

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20305697/

First flight is for Sydney, Heathrow will receive it next year in Jan.
by ryanCX
09 Aug 2007, 20:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Cathay Pacific Expansion
Replies: 105
Views: 15915

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_channel.jsp?channel=mro&id=news/Drag8087.xml&headline=Dragonair%20Closes%20Engineering%20Department Dragonair's engeneering department has been closed down as HAECO takes over maintainance duties of Dragonair fleet too. Was rather inevitable as on...
by ryanCX
09 Aug 2007, 20:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Hong Kong Int. best airport in the world
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Well deserved.
The result probably doesn't mean much but I do think HKG is the best major airport in the world.
by ryanCX
09 Aug 2007, 17:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: All-Business service on ultra-long-haul flights, SIA
Replies: 3
Views: 681

can be done in a all-business configuration i think. Maybe not possible with ordicary 3 class layout.
by ryanCX
08 Aug 2007, 16:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air India to join Star Alliance
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Air India to join Star Alliance

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/News/News_By_Industry/Transportation/Air_India_all_set_to_join_Star_Alliance/articleshow/2264007.cms While it all sounds exciting, there are many setbacks involved in joining such a massive alliance. I for one would say Air India's best way to joining the leading ...
by ryanCX
08 Aug 2007, 15:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Cathay Pacific Expansion
Replies: 105
Views: 15915

Cathay Pacific posted a net profit of HKD 2.58b (£162m, $330m) for the first half of 2007, a 55% increase from last year. http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSHKG909520070808?pageNumber=1 http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601080&sid=aplE_k5aR1RM&refer=asia Priority now obviously i...
by ryanCX
07 Aug 2007, 22:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: All-Business service on ultra-long-haul flights, SIA
Replies: 3
Views: 681

All-Business service on ultra-long-haul flights, SIA

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2007/08/07/215947/singapore-airlines-considers-all-business-for-airbus.html Singapore Airline is assessing converting the current ultra long haul A340-500 flights to New York and Los Angeles into all business class service, basically cutting out the Executive Eco...
by ryanCX
07 Aug 2007, 13:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Cathay Pacific Expansion
Replies: 105
Views: 15915

Cathay Pacific ordered five more B777-300ERs bringing the total to 23. Deliveries begin in 2011. http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/07/business/AS-FIN-Cathay-Pacific-Boeing-Order.php They are probably for B744 replacements Also, Dragonair to launch daily flights to Fukuoka and relaunch service t...
by ryanCX
02 Aug 2007, 16:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Cathay Pacific Considers Buying Larger Version Boeing 787
Replies: 25
Views: 3040

Hong Kong Airlines signed a memorandum of understanding for 51 Airbus aircraft at the Paris Air Show in June. I wasn't aware of that. Can anyone confirm it? I do hope Cathay decide to buy the A380s, however few. I can't imagine Cathay planning to buy any A350s for anything apart from A330/B777 (non...
by ryanCX
31 Jul 2007, 17:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trans-Atlantic B757 Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3458

Well, you can't have your cake and eat it too, can you? Airlines are mostly using the B757s on transatlantic routes where demand is too low to operate widebodies. If they were forced to operate larger aircrafts on routes like PHL-GLA and ERW-BFS, there wouldn't be any service at all. There is always...
by ryanCX
30 Jul 2007, 11:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Cathay Pacific Considers Buying Larger Version Boeing 787
Replies: 25
Views: 3040

Cathay has 12 A330s delivered between 1995-98, if the older A330s were indeed to be replaced, they would be the first to go. At the moment, Cathay has 5 A330 deliveries pending over the next 2 years, during which they will surely want to expand their regional operations. So i doubt any of the older ...
by ryanCX
29 Jul 2007, 14:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: SWISS adds 12 A333's/A343's
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

its amazing how Swiss has turned around since Lufthansa took over the company. Its going from strength to strength and it says here that now Swiss is actually more profitable than Lufthansa.