When will Cathay Pacific return to Adelaide?

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I recall they closed all Australian Pilot bases as well as those in the US. If you read that Pilot site Pprune, the toxicity in the forums are off the charts when the carrier is talked about.

I recall Cathay had a large cohort of US/UK/AU Pilots. Obviously most have gone.
 
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I would love the ADL flights to return. Although I am in SYD I used to nearly always go to USA on Cathay departing ADL rewards in J and F from HKG ...was a big fan of this
 
Good news! I've been told cathay AND china southern will return to Adelaide by the end of this year. Really fantastic developments announced

Where did you hear it? Surprised given CX doesn't have enough aircraft to resume all routes.
 
Good news! I've been told cathay AND china southern will return to Adelaide by the end of this year. Really fantastic developments announced
Great news if so. I haven’t heard anything whatsoever but will be very happy if it eventuates
 
Where did you hear it? Surprised given CX doesn't have enough aircraft to resume all routes.
All aircraft out of storage:
 
It seems their intent is to return in January 2025. Five days a week:
TUE/WED/THU/FRI/SUN
Airbus A350-900
Arr ADL 10:25
Dep ADL 12:20
But nothing is showing up on their website for bookings. Keep your fingers crossed.
Ho Really?
 
Yeah just saying the summer. Jan next year like the poster mentions above is fine by me.
 
Adelaide Government normally throw a bit of cash around so perhaps they have stopped.
 
I don't think there is any issue with Cathay, or any airline that is/was hesitant/slow in returning to ADL. The fact that Cathay has added more PER flights and announced a resumption of CNS in the past week is more of a reflection on Adelaide as a city rather than the airline, because if the pilot issues were really serious then CX wouldn't have added more PER flights and relaunched CNS.

Why did it take Emirates half a decade to resume flights to ADL?

Why was our national carrier unsuccessful in operating international flights out of ADL, and hence stopped?

Why is Batik exiting ADL?

It all boils down to Adelaide's role in the national and global economy, and arguably there have been some long-term shifts since the pandemic. What is the significance of Adelaide from a population, corporate and tourism perspective on the national stage, let alone the global stage? Sure you could argue the Wine Region, Kangaroo Island etc but they're easily dwarfed by places like FNQ on the global stage.

I'm not saying CX will never return, but there are reasons why it's a low priority city for many airlines.

Speaking of FNQ, CNS contrasts ADL as an example of a success story post-Covid in terms of international flight growth. CX return, SQ widebodies, VA to HND etc. QF were also planning CNS-TYO in a JV with JL but were stopped by the ACCC. Would be nice to see flights to GUM (UA 73M) and LAX (JQ 787) launched from CNS soon.
 
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