Cathay Pacific

Over-priced airline

PUBLISHED : Monday, 15 March, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 15 March, 1999, 12:00am

High airport charges are not the only problem in our aviation industry.

I think all Hong Kong people would like to support our own airline, Cathay Pacific, and would prefer it over other national carriers if everything else were equal.

However, Cathay Pacific is driving us away by charging exorbitant airfares.

Take the airfare to the UK and Australia as an example.

Although the published fares of British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Qantas and Ansett may be comparable to Cathay Pacific's, all these other airlines offer attractive packages and off-season discounts, while Cathay seldom does. Why would anyone in his right mind choose to pay nearly double to fly Cathay Pacific, when the service, time schedule and safety record of the other carriers are just as good? How can an airline be blind to the simple law of competition? YOUNG POO HEE Mid-Levels