Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles
Member since 25 Apr 2013
Total posts 262
When (o when) will Jetstar Hong Kong launch (in your opinion)? By the time they actually set up a launch date I'll be overjoyed.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 11 Jan 2013
Total posts 181
An interesting question. Pending regulatory approval from HK.. Cathy did put in an objection. As with all government processes, this takes time. Hopefully given some HK ownbership it shouldnt be too much longer. I would exepct it wont be before late Jan given Christmas holidays
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
Given you seem to live in HK, I suspect you have a better grasp of the politics up there.
But in my mind that is what it is....
the old British/HK connected Cathay, with its powerful part owner Air China versus
Qantas, with less powerful parter China Eastern, and the HK/Macau Ho family
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 769
'When' should be replaced with 'if'. Though, I do hope they get approval.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 24 Aug 2011
Total posts 384
Don't see it happening for one of two reasons:
1) Internal HK-SAR "associates" network ensures the approval doesn't go ahead;
2) Back home there's a change of management (or the current lot grow some sense) and decide against pissing money up against foreign walls with companies they will have little to no control over.
Air China - Phoenix Miles
Member since 20 Dec 2012
Total posts 12
Actually it's a fight between Air China and China Eastern.
As the head of CAAC is former boss of Air China, I don't think it would happen.
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