Does Qantas have enough A330-300s to operate Sydney to Hong Kong to replace the B747?

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Chris2304

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Does Qantas have enough A330-300s to operate Sydney to Hong Kong to replace the B747?

FrequentFlyer

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A slight reshuffle of the Manila and Jakarta flights would result in a free A333. They could supplement it with an A332 like is done with Singapore or swap BNE-NRT to an A332 and use its aircraft too. Either way, it's hard to predict what they've got in plan for this one

riley

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Bearing in mind this sector gets an A380 in peak season.

Why not book Cathay?

abudhabi1

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I hope so.I love the Schedules of QF127 to Hong Kong.Leave around Lunchtime get in around Teatime.And can get a bit of exploring and an exercise session at the hotel's health club fitted in before bed.Only downside is and I am from Adelaide is having to leave for Sydney on a 7am flight.

riley

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QF127 is actually a10am departure. (sorry to nitpick.) It's perfect IMO. I just wish the return could leave a tad earlier. 

GregXL

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QF stated last year that all Asian sevices are to be A330.  Questionable how that can be done without additional aircraft, thinking of NRT/HND as well as HKG.  Perhaps that should be taken as A330/787  !

smit0847

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Making all Asian flights A333s or A332s would give QF much needed product consistency, much like CX have with their Australian flights. This would also free up 747s on HKG and NRT to either provide additional services to the growing North American market. QF are absolutely desperate for more long-haul aircraft (one delay/breakdown has a massive flow-on effect) but they have no spare and none ordered.

I think the only reason QF havent done this is because the demand for HKG and NRT is more than the capacity of an A330 and providing a double daily A330 service in place of a 747/A380 is not financially viable.

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