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Old Mar 26, 19, 10:36 pm
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It is a sad day for HongKongers.
With the help of their government buddies blocking the creation of other HK-based airlines, CX manages to eliminate competition. No surprise that exHKG is the most expensive origin in Asia.
there was never real competition w hx/uo as a state owned company, which provides [email protected] service at .... price which cx needs to compete against. it only whipped cx to cut more service in order to match price.

HNA-backed HX/UO is not HKG-based either despite HKG AOC
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Old Mar 27, 19, 12:17 am
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Old Mar 27, 19, 12:27 am
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A firm of solicitors acting for a shareholder of an intermediate holding company of HKE has written to the Company indicating an intention to contest the Seller's entry into an agreement for the Transaction... (CX) has the right under the Share Purchase Agreement to terminate the Share Purchase Agreement if proceedings are commenced to prevent the Transaction
sounds like an unfair prejudice action to me
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Old Mar 27, 19, 1:02 am
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Originally Posted by brunos View Post
It is a sad day for HongKongers.
With the help of their government buddies blocking the creation of other HK-based airlines, CX manages to eliminate competition. No surprise that exHKG is the most expensive origin in Asia.
Operating out of the most expensive cities, with union limiting the ability to outsource for foreign manpower (i.e. crew), it's not surprising.
If you are speaking of "most expensive" origin, taking the same destinations (HKG-LHR vs SIN-LHR, HKG-LAX vs SIN-LAX), pricing is quite similar, if not cheaper from HKG.
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Old Mar 27, 19, 2:16 am
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Originally Posted by acdaazn View Post
Operating out of the most expensive cities, with union limiting the ability to outsource for foreign manpower (i.e. crew), it's not surprising.
If you are speaking of "most expensive" origin, taking the same destinations (HKG-LHR vs SIN-LHR, HKG-LAX vs SIN-LAX), pricing is quite similar, if not cheaper from HKG.
and DXB -LHR and Doha-LHR are even more.expensive.
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Old Mar 27, 19, 3:50 am
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Originally Posted by acdaazn View Post
Operating out of the most expensive cities, with union limiting the ability to outsource for foreign manpower (i.e. crew), it's not surprising.
If you are speaking of "most expensive" origin, taking the same destinations (HKG-LHR vs SIN-LHR, HKG-LAX vs SIN-LAX), pricing is quite similar, if not cheaper from HKG.
Ironically Cathay uses foreign crew for both your examples. Lol. But I get your point
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Old Mar 28, 19, 2:02 am
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When do we get to buy on board (on UO) with Asia miles just like BA?
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Originally Posted by percysmith View Post
Singapore has too many runways to allow SQ to be slot hog?
Are you counting the ones at Seletar? Or the non-used military one?
Otherwise there must have been some /s there...Singapore has 2, just like HKG last time I checked.

But yes, can't imagine this will be remotely good for the ex-HKG pax...
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Old Mar 28, 19, 5:19 am
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I would expect CX would grab UO's daytime slots for their more expensive flights while all the cheap flights would leave in the overnight hours.
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Old Mar 28, 19, 5:49 am
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Originally Posted by MKE-MR View Post
Are you counting the ones at Seletar? Or the non-used military one?
Otherwise there must have been some /s there...Singapore has 2, just like HKG last time I checked.
Keep thinking SIN has four. They have two and are going to build a third.

But even with two there're three things going for SIN - a) no sky wall b) much smaller Southern Malaysia catchment area (HKG serves Southern Guangdong) and c) SIN Govt is relatively relaxed about bilaterals

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Old Mar 28, 19, 5:59 am
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i dont see how a state owned company enhances any competition except causing an unfair advantage
HNA is not a state owned company.
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Old Mar 28, 19, 8:08 am
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Old Mar 28, 19, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by moondog View Post
HNA is not a state owned company.
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Old Mar 28, 19, 10:02 am
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lol
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HNA_Group

What is your source? Have you ever conducted business with them?
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Old Mar 28, 19, 10:38 am
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Originally Posted by moondog View Post
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HNA_Group

What is your source? Have you ever conducted business with them?
and your source is wiki?
https://zh.m.wikipedia.org/zh-hk/海航集团
its so state owned

Originally Posted by wikipedia
海航集團有限公司,簡稱海航集團,前身是1998年4月16日成立的海南航空控股有限公司,總部位於海南省
海口市,是一家有 官方背景 的大型企業集團
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someone challenged me uo/hx arent owned by hna either a few years ago, which has proven me correct.

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