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  1. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Cathay Pacific profit surges but falls short of estimates

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 02:10pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... cent. The company blamed industrywide challenges such as high fuel prices and weak cargo demand as well as losses from Air China, in which it holds a 20 per cent stake. The mainland's flag ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Cathay Pacific explores online auction for seat upgrades

    Posted May 29th 2014, 12:40pm by DANNY LEE

    ... at the airport, Marco Polo Club members are often upgraded to a better seat for free. Air New Zealand is among a handful of airlines that introduced online bidding and initially encountered resistance ... last-minute upgrades in higher-class cabins or use air miles outright for a premium-class seat. Reward seat purchases and free upgrades for frequent flyers could be scaled back, said one analyst. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Summer holiday flights under threat as Cathay pay talks break down

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:15am by Simon Parry

    ... a pay rise and some improvements in their quality of life," he said. "There is quite a bit of frustration. … The negotiations have proceeded at a glacial pace." A source close ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    More respect all round would help Cathay Pacific's harassed attendants

    Posted May 06th 2014, 04:07am by Alex Lo

    ... "class" system for passengers and its differential quality of service for first, business, premium economy and economy "cattle" classes. Now, I am not disputing Choi's ... as they are the engine of profits. That makes clients feel entitled, especially after a few free drinks. If Cathay shows less contempt for cattle like us and offers quality and professional services for all, its ...

  5. Business - Companies - RESULTS

    Fuel savings propel Cathay's profit

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 03:25pm by Charlotte So

    ... cent yesterday to end at HK$15.40. Cathay believes the cargo business remains challenging. "The problems we are facing in air freight may be due to structural instead of cyclical ... than the market view. The International Air Transport Association said earlier this week that more signs were pointing to stronger demand growth in air cargo globally in 2014. ...

  6. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Cathay continues to idle part of its freight fleet

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:34am by CHALOTTE SO

    ... following a 5 per cent drop in December. Cathay, the second-largest air-cargo operator behind Emirates SkyCargo, saw growth in shipments in only two of the past 12 months. "Freight rates ...

  7. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    Overcapacity puts the brakes on Asian cargo carriers growth

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 02:19pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... airlines' profit margins are being eroded by a struggling air cargo business, even as they capitalise on increasing passenger demand, industry executives said over the weekend. Weak global economic ... "The biggest worry of the airline industry right now is probably cargo," Tony Tyler, director general of the International Air Transport Association (Iata), said. The biggest worry ...

  8. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Cathay puts in US$7.5b order for Boeing jets

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 04:51am by BLOOM

    ... with a fold to conserve airport space. The plane was unveiled last month at the Dubai Air Show. It is slated to enter service by the end of the decade as the first twin-engine jet to haul the payload ... Airlines and Air Hong Kong units- of 134 planes including 37 Airbus 330-300s and 32 B777-300ERs. It also had 81 planes on firm order, according to the company's interim report. The carrier ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    This is your captain speaking… and his daughter, too: Cathay double-act are Asia's first

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 05:54am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com This is your captain speaking … and his daughter, too Zoe Davies was walking on air yesterday after a lovely day out with her father- at the controls of a Cathay ... It's been worth every penny." Zoe, who also trained at the British Royal Air Force's University Air Squadron, has been living her childhood dream for five years now. She said: "I ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Cathay agrees pay deal with cabin crew, easing industrial action risk

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 07:29pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Relief for passengers as industrial action fears fade, but a deal with pilots is still up in the air Cathay cabin crew agree pay deal Cathay Pacific has staved off the threat of Christmas industrial action by one of its key unions after cabin crew accepted its offer of a 4.5 per cent pay rise. But the airline is in a race against time to reach a deal ...




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