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  1. Cathay Pacific shells out to replace its shell seats

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cathay Pacific Airways will change its economy class seats back to the traditional reclining variety on most long-haul destinations after the newer fixed-back shell type was criticised by passengers. The seats have been hit by problems since being launched in a refit programme in 2007, with claims that they were uncomfortable. It is not the first time that Cathay has retreated on new ...

  2. Volunteering is done by the book at Cathay Pacific

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... The stories of the volunteering works of 38 Cathay Pacific Airways employees are told in a book entitled Flying High with 38 Hearts of Gold. Many of the 38 were at the book's launch at Cosmos Books, Wan Chai, on Wednesday. Dennis Owen, from Cathay North America marketing, told of the orphans he and his wife saw in Vietnam when they adopted 10 years ago. 'I remember walking ...

  3. Cathay Pacific in search of cleaner aviation fuels

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cathay Pacific is looking to secure a stable supply of cleaner fuels, which could include producing its own biofuels for aviation. The move comes as airlines face a looming European Union (EU) climate rule that threatens to cost the industry tens of billions of dollars in four months' time. Mark Watson, Cathay Pacific's head of environmental affairs, said ...

  4. Cathay Pacific finance chief resigns

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Hughes-Hallett is resigning as finance director of Cathay Pacific Airways in November after less than three years in the job. The airline said Hughes-Hallett, who has been finance ... director at Swire Pacific, will be replaced by Martin Murray, Swire Pacific's current deputy finance director. ...

  5. Cathay Pacific boss warns on E.U. carbon tax

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cathay Pacific Airways has warned that plans by the European Union to introduce an emissions trading scheme from January next year sets a 'dangerous precedent' by applying a tax ... to buy credits if this allocation is, as expected, exceeded. There is no estimate available for how much the scheme could cost Cathay Pacific, but mainland carriers said they would be forced ...

  6. Cathay Pacific gets into spirit of flight centenary with free tickets

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Cathay Pacific will give away 1,800 air tickets and offer discounts on 50,000 others to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first powered flight to Hong Kong. The airline's chief ... he said. Discount deals Cathay Pacific will offer discount fares for 50,000 tickets The cheapest fare, in Hong Kong dollars, is available for destinations including Thailand and costs: $990 ...

  7. Cathay Pacific seeks guide on exposed travellers

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Anita Lam, Raymond Li

    ... As the nuclear power plant crisis affecting Japan unfolds, Cathay Pacific is seeking clarification of international guidelines in the event that radioactive material and toxic chemicals ... contaminated seats. Cathay Pacific chief executive Tony Tyler said the airline would maintain services to Japan at their current level of eight flights a day. The special one-way fare would remain ...

  8. Dirty fuel cause of Cathay Pacific engine failure

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Contaminated fuel caused the accident last year in which a Cathay Pacific jet's engines failed forcing the aircraft to make an emergency landing in Hong Kong, ... with those found in the fuelling dispenser at Juanda International Airport in Indonesia. The report also found similar particles in an engine of another Airbus on the same Cathay Pacific route, which ...

  9. Festive cheer for Cathay, Dragonair

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... With the festive season looming, Santa Claus is unlikely to forget Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair, which are expecting strong growth in passenger numbers that should help offset a slowdown in cargo volume. James Tong Wai-pong, Cathay Pacific general manager for revenue management, said the 'leisure market is still going strong with positive growth in advance bookings ...

  10. Cathay faces struggle to fill larger cargo holds

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cathay Pacific Airways is struggling to fill up its cargo space even as its freight capacity is set to increase by 15 to 20 per cent next year. With the delay in delivery until next year of most of the 10 747-8 freighters it ordered, Cathay will be in the unenviable position of having to fill up even bigger cargo holds - the jumbo 747-8 can hold 16 per cent more than its ...




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