Oasis Hong Kong may be next

Apr 8th, 2008, 04:24 PM
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Oasis Hong Kong may be next

A Hong Kong financial newspaper's website Wednesday morning is reporting that Oasis Hong Kong Airlines maybe closing its door as early as that same day.

I won't be surprised. They received their 5th 744 about 2 weeks ago, but despite rumors they have not announced any new route and new flight. Something's up.
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Apr 8th, 2008, 06:20 PM
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A few other sources indicate that's in fact true.

For those who don't know, O8 operated on two routes, HKG-LGW and HKG-YVR, offering discount coach and business with decent service.

But with their gas-guzzling 2nd hand 744s and stiff competition on all these routes, it's no surprise they won't last.
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Apr 9th, 2008, 04:29 AM
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Sad to hear this. Their presence in the mkt made others (e.g., Cathay) bring their prices down significantly.

Enjoy-la!
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Apr 9th, 2008, 05:39 AM
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Oasis stopped flying this morning. CX and BA are going to work to try and get stranded pax out of HKG.

Shame, actually.
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Apr 9th, 2008, 05:42 AM
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Now, sadly, officially confirmed.

They were good. The kind of biz class you want if it's your own money, and considerably cheaper than BA, Virgin, Cathay, Qantas or Air NZ.

I'll just have to get the clients to pay in future.
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Apr 9th, 2008, 09:34 AM
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Wow, 4th airline in 10 days. And American Airlines seeking to incur the wrath of every passenger they had for today.

Bad news for airlines, all around.
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Apr 9th, 2008, 10:06 PM
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Same as they were an OK operation.
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Apr 10th, 2008, 03:28 AM
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Shame, i don't think we can expect resuscitation as Oasis is going into liquidation not into administration. Reuters say CX not interested in taking over.
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Apr 10th, 2008, 04:04 AM
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Hainan Airlines' parents were interested, but they decided not to invest in the end.
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