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  1. Colonial roots help to explain Cathay Pacific's bad attitude

    Posted Aug 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am an economic historian who specialises in Hong Kong history. I have noted with interest the various exchanges on these pages regarding Cathay Pacific and the general feeling ... pressure on the British government to force the then Australian and American founders and owners of Cathay Pacific to sell the airline to British interests. Swire felt the airline was too ...

  2. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Sep 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Swire Pacific holds a 46 per cent stake in Cathay Pacific Airways. A B5 article on August 20 wrongly attributed this holding to John Swire & Sons, which, in fact has an effective 13 per cent share in Cathay Pacific. ...

  3. Ex-Cathay workers jailed for taking bribes

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Two former Cathay Pacific ground staff were jailed yesterday for accepting bribes to speed up security checks on mainland travellers. Gordon Ng Ka-wah received a 20-month term and a fine ... a security check. Two men not employed by Cathay were jailed for 14 months. ...

  4. NY police probe Cathay incident

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Police in New York have launched an investigation into an incident involving two off-duty Cathay Pacific staff. An aviation insider confirmed that the episode involved a man and a woman ... the Marriott in Brooklyn, refused to confirm or deny the incident. The Aircrew Officer's Association, the trade union for Cathay Pacific pilots, also recognised the incident, saying: 'Both ...

  5. Cut-price Canada

    Posted Jul 06th 2007, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Tony Tyler, the new chief executive of Cathay Pacific, yesterday said the carrier would offer more cheap tickets on its Vancouver route after new player Oasis added a service to the Canadian city last month. 'I understand that Oasis will sell seats very cheaply. Cathay will also offer a range of prices including some very cheap ones,' he said. Mr Tyler said Cathay ...

  6. Cathay seeks judicial review

    Posted May 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Cathay Pacific is seeking a judicial review of a Privacy Commissioner's finding that its policy of requiring some staff who take sick leave to provide medical records to prove they are fit enough to keep their positions is unfair and therefore illegal. The airline lodged the review application on Tuesday. Cathay says the collection of medical information regarding its crews ...

  7. Cathay dives in turbulence from bid against SIA

    Posted Sep 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cathay Pacific Airways and Air China led a slump in airline stocks yesterday after an attempt to block Singapore Airlines from buying a stake in China Eastern Airlines Corp was aborted following political opposition from Beijing. A joint bid by Cathay and Air China's parent company to buy a holding in Shanghai-based China Eastern was abandoned late on Monday after failing ...

  8. Cathay loses appeal over payout to attendant

    Posted May 24th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Cathay Pacific has lost its bid to overturn a nearly $800,000 compensation claim against it by a flight attendant whose leg was injured in an accident almost six years ago. Wong Sau-lai ... they did so, but the court found that this left too much room for error. Becky Kwan Siu-wa, chairwoman of the Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union, said: 'This is justice ...

  9. Cathay apologises over YouTube clip of tantrum

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... at the gate too late to board a flight to San Francisco has also been disciplined, Cathay Pacific said last night. More than 5 million people have watched the video of the unidentified woman's ... and San Francisco, returned to Hong Kong with her husband last week and spent about four hours in a meeting with Cathay Pacific customer relations executives complaining about the YouTube ...

  10. Big deal

    Posted Jan 09th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... Cathay Pacific Holidays is selling a weekend package to Beijing that includes round-trip, economy-class flights and two nights' accommodation at The Peninsula Beijing ( www.peninsula.com ) for HK$2,499 per person, twin share. Flights are either on Dragonair or Cathay Pacific, and this price, which will be available for departures until February 23, is valid for Friday ...




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