It might also have something to do with the rebranding of CX and KA. Since KA will be known as Cathay Dragon from November 2016, it brings it more in line with the Cathay Pacific brand. Perhaps, CX intends to put all non-trunk regional routes on KA and CX will focus on long haul destinations only. Maybe we will see more announcements in the coming months.
exactly, as I said earlier rebranding of Dragon to Cathay Dragon is definitely not for nothing...this is not like the pairing of 3K-QF or even MI-SQ..it's not like you suddenly have to fly 738/a320 or lose business class with the switch
and let's just ignore that from the standpoint of CX, this move means lower cost and higher revenue for them since they don't have a direct competitor on the KUL-HKG sector...
also we can conviniently overlook that the majority of KUL-HKG traffic is end to end or for connections to China rather than for connections to Europe or North America (CX only if flying to Toronto perhaps) or Australia-(duh, but few years back the fare was actually good though that's a long way home)
But hey let's enjoy the doomsday scenario from many on this forum, don't you just love it
Edited by Najib Ramli, 12 August 2016 - 02:05 PM.