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  1. Air safety is cornerstone of Cathay's vision

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... worldwide. We do this by adhering to the highest standards of preventive maintenance, reliability management, thorough investigations, quality assurance, regular aircraft and equipment upgrades ... that the maintenance and reliability quality of the highest standards are met. I can ensure you that safety always comes first in our operation. DEREK CRIDLAND, engineering director, Cathay Pacific Airways Get ...

  2. Merger to help speed reform of mainland air sector

    Posted Jun 09th 2006, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... with seating for less than 200 because volume is light. The deal will also allow Cathay to consolidate already dominant market positions in Shanghai, Taipei and Beijing. The potential for Air China, ... without having the quality of their competition stepped up. How much longer will those carriers be allowed to continue to bleed red ink- they lost an aggregate 1.62 billion yuan in the first ...

  3. Chasing bold ambitions with a global vision

    Posted Aug 14th 2004, 12:00am by Hiram To

    ... century marks a new era for Air-India, where expansion and an enhanced profile are being planned. 'Our focus for the coming year is growth and quality,' Mr Thulasidas said. 'For ... recently reformulated our corporate vision, which is for Air-India to find its place among the top airlines in Asia and the world, both in terms of size and quality. 'Our first aim is to give ...

  4. Tour guide shortage has council concerned

    Posted Mar 04th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... From this week, university graduates can earn a licence after passing a written exam and a road test under new arrangements designed to boost the quality of tour guides and enhance their public image, Tung said. The move comes as travel agents face more cuts to their income after Cathay Pacific slashed the commission it pays agents for selling its air tickets to 5 per cent from 7 per ...

  5. Officials play down near misses

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Hong Kong's civil aviation regulator says it will not recruit more air traffic control officers over the next two years despite complaints of near misses ... be reported to the public, as they occurred after a spate of media reports caused public concern to increase. Raymond Li Kwok-chu, chief air traffic control officer, denied the incidents had anything ...

  6. Budget carrier says costs lower than rival firm's

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... costs than rival low-cost carrier AirAsia Japan and aimed to become a dominant budget airline on mainland China routes in three to five years. The announcement that ANA will join hands with AirAsia to form a Narita-based budget airline two weeks ago raised concerns about market positioning and a conflict of interest over the plan by the two related, yet competing, low-cost carriers. ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the Hedley Environmental Index, which follows World Health Organisation guidelines, the air quality can be classified as 'very dangerous'. Jim Middleton, chairman of green group Clear ... for the environment has done nothing for our air quality other than massive prevarication, yet he earned a Golden Bauhinia from a chief executive intent on building white-elephant infrastructure [ahead of] ...

  8. Play the fare game

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with a Hong Kong to Almaty service from July on its Air Astana carrier. While safety records can be a concern with smaller fleets, Fraser points to Skytrax ratings. The five-point system takes into account factors such as age of aircraft, lounge quality and frequency of delays and cancellations as a barometer of standards. Cathay is a five-star airline, for instance, while Air Astana ...

  9. Quality business services to keep customers happy

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Liana Cafolla For business travellers constantly on the move, there are a host of executive services and facilities available. China Travel Services has always been known for its efficient visa services, especially for foreign travellers into the mainland ...

  10. Cathay Pacific Airways

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Being a member of an air crew is the dream career for many. If you want to learn more about life in the aviation industry, check out the Cathay Pacific website. In the 'I can fly' section it says qualities a pilot must have include good judgement, technical aptitude and problem-solving skills. Their cadet programme comprises 60 weeks of flight training and includes ...




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