Greater Bay Airlines of Hong Kong now considering 4Q21 launch
Cathay Pacific obtains most continental rights from Cathay Dragon
12.02.2021 – 15:04 UTC
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has awarded Cathay Pacific (CX, Hong Kong Int’l) traffic rights on 15 routes between Hong Kong Int’l and mainland China previously served by the defunct subsidiary Cathay Dragon.
The carrier has obtained the rights to operate from Hong Kong Int’l to each of the following countries: Fuzhou, Qingdao Liuting, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Chengdu Shuangliu, Zhengzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Xi’an Xianyang, Wuhan, Wenzhou, Ningbo, Haikou, Sanya, and Chongqing. Prior to the liquidation of Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific itself held traffic rights to Shanghai Pudong and Beijing Capital. All traffic rights are valid for regular passenger and freight rights, and are in effect retroactively from December 27, 2020.
Although the carriers’ sources felt the move was generally positive for Cathay Pacific, the CAAC denied some of its requests, including services to Jinan, Kunming Changshui, Changsha Huanghua, Guilin and Nanning.
Cathay Pacific also did not oppose the request of the start-up Greater Bay Airlines to …
Greater Bay Airlines of Hong Kong considers cargo operations as launch option
04.02.2021 – 09:55 UTC
Greater Bay Airlines (HGB, Hong Kong Int’l) plans to launch as a cargo specialist only if COVID-related border restrictions continue until summer 2021, when the start-up intends to start business operations, said general manager Algernon Yau Ying-wah told Nikkei Asia.
“If the situation continues to be difficult, we will consider whether we can use our plane to do more cargo operations to transport vaccines. We can use the plane for other purposes, ”Yau said.
The start-up, backed by real estate mogul Bill Wong Cho-bau, plans to take delivery of its first three B737-800 dry leases in mid-February. The aircraft will undergo an extensive cabin reconfiguration at Guangzhou Airport ahead of its scheduled entry into service in the third quarter of 2021.
Yau said Greater Bay Airlines was making “good progress” towards obtaining an Air Operator Certificate.
“If we have all the licenses and approval given by the authority, we plan to start operations by the end of August,” Yau said, adding that the start-up hopes to increase its fleet to around 30. .
Hong Kong’s Greater Bay Airlines applies for route licenses
24.01.2021 – 22:39 UTC
Greater Bay Airlines (HGB, Hong Kong Int’l) has applied to the Hong Kong Department of Transport for 104 liaison authorities covering China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia , Viet Nam, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. , Cambodia, Myanmar, Brunei, Laos, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Northern Mariana Islands and Guam.
The routes were left vacant following the demise of Cathay Dragon (KA, Hong Kong Int’l) and its subsequent merger with parent company Cathay Pacific (CX, Hong Kong Int’l).
As such, an official journal published last week stated that the new start-up Greater Bay Airlines had applied to operate the following routes using B737-800s (or equivalents):