Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
I thought henrus provded a very knowledgable and detailed answer, Mal just assumed some common sense
Member since 12 Dec 2012
Total posts 291
The air service agreement between Hong Kong and Australia limits 70 flights per week for carriers from each side to fly to the other. Thus Hong Kong based carriers can only fly to the 4 Australian major gateways (SYD/MEL/BNE/PER) 70 times/week and Australian based carriers can only fly to HKG 70 times/week.
CX is currently using all of the Hong Kong allowance. CX and other HKG based carriers can only add service to other Australian gateways (eg, CNS, OOL, CBR, ADL, DRW), unless there is a change to the air service agreement.
Australian carriers are currently only using about half of the allowance. CX wants more flights. They could, in theory, set up an Australian based carrier and use some of the Australian pool to add more flights to HKG from SYD/MEL/PER or BNE, or they can add more flights to secondary Australian cities.
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,058
It's not a stupid question but, perhaps paraphrasing it in a manner that suggest some thought has been put into it may achieve a more productive outcome.
For example, "Are there regulations that limit the number of direct BNE/HKG service?" or "Do the economic conditions of Brisbane and Queensland justify an expansion of direct BNE/HKG services?"
It's always nicer to engage in a discussion on a topic that has been thought through. You may be taken more seriously too.
Member since 21 Aug 2014
Total posts 186
This is AusBT, not an English class.
Member since 20 Mar 2012
Total posts 196
I feel Babs raises a good point, a more engaged question attracts more engaged responses. This is a public forum and it seems all responses have hit a solid point.
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