CX to close KA!

Old Oct 20, 20, 4:13 am
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CX to close KA!

just saw this news! Sad!!
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/transport/article/3106279/cathay-pacific-axe-6000-staff-and-close-dragon-brand-bid
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Old Oct 20, 20, 4:33 am
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Wow. And it was only in recent years that it rebranded to Cathay Dragon.
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Old Oct 20, 20, 4:55 am
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No mention of HK Express.
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Old Oct 20, 20, 5:20 am
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Originally Posted by feh View Post
No mention of HK Express.
UO applied for latest round of wage subsidies where CX and KA did not https://hk.on.cc/hk/bkn/cnt/finance/...00842_001.html - no cuts in UO.
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Old Oct 20, 20, 6:23 am
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I remember reading a SCMP article back then that CX and/or KA (cant remember) didnt apply for the wage subsidy so that they could lay off staff. Sad news. I wonder what will happen to the PRC routes. I remember hearing that the routes were under KA not CX
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Old Oct 20, 20, 6:47 am
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so ironic ausbt reporting on brand new regional bizzo or CX Dragon
https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...business-class

wont.be coming anytime
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Old Oct 20, 20, 6:53 am
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Originally Posted by fakecd View Post
so ironic ausbt reporting on brand new regional bizzo or CX Dragon
https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...business-class

wont.be coming anytime
I mean it might. There's still going to be room for that type of aircraft in the fleet long-term and Cathay as a group is not going to be walking away from mainland China (in fact that may be one of the first things to spin back up given how things currently look...) it'll just say Pacific on the side rather than Dragon.
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Old Oct 20, 20, 6:56 am
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What will CX do with the single aisle aircrafts of KA?
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Old Oct 20, 20, 7:08 am
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What will CX do with the single aisle aircrafts of KA?
I guess some may come over - similar to the SilkAir/Singapore Airlines integration.
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Old Oct 20, 20, 7:41 am
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I guess some may come over - similar to the SilkAir/Singapore Airlines integration.
But I am afraid most of the A320s are going to HK Express (maybe rebrand it as Cathay Express?)

The A321s are actually CX-ready - I think they have 24J seats and have the same interior in both J and Y as CX Regional A33Ps.

A330s are probably just going to CX - and CX will basically take over those routes, since they are probably higher yielding anyways
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Old Oct 20, 20, 8:21 am
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Sad day for Cathay Dragon. Flew them once a month from KUL to HKG before the pandemic..
Does that mean the route from KUL to HKG will now be under Cathay Pacific?
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Old Oct 20, 20, 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by blum81 View Post
Sad day for Cathay Dragon. Flew them once a month from KUL to HKG before the pandemic..
Does that mean the route from KUL to HKG will now be under Cathay Pacific?
Can CX fly the routes vacated by KA? Or does CX need to reapply for rights on all KA routes?
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Old Oct 20, 20, 10:03 am
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Originally Posted by boybi View Post
Can CX fly the routes vacated by KA? Or does CX need to reapply for rights on all KA routes?
No idea.. that's beyond my realm of aviation knowledge.

But I know I've flown from KUL to HKG on Cathay Pacific a few times. I'm not sure why it happened and I was surprised to see the green logo at the gate.
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Old Oct 20, 20, 10:34 am
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Can CX fly the routes vacated by KA? Or does CX need to reapply for rights on all KA routes?
I would imagine they have received assurances, at least on the mainland, that CX can take over the KA routes. Otherwise they have just given up on Mainland China which wouldn’t make any sense.
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Old Oct 20, 20, 10:54 am
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Originally Posted by blum81 View Post
Sad day for Cathay Dragon. Flew them once a month from KUL to HKG before the pandemic..
Does that mean the route from KUL to HKG will now be under Cathay Pacific?
If KA does get absorbed, then yes, KUL will return to CX. The route was handed over to KA in 2016. Definitely good news for KUL regulars.

Originally Posted by blum81 View Post
But I know I've flown from KUL to HKG on Cathay Pacific a few times. I'm not sure why it happened and I was surprised to see the green logo at the gate.
KUL does from time to time get CX metal but still operated as KA.
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