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  1. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Thailand strife a drag on Cathay Pacific's June passenger volume

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:31am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Thailand strife a drag on Cathay's June traffic Traffic figures from Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair show passenger volumes grew 6.5 per cent in the first half of this year, with slower growth across markets recorded last month and a decline for Southeast Asia which the company blamed on political turmoil in Thailand. Cathay yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1554318/thailand-strife-drag-cathay-pacifics-june-passenger-volume
  2. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Cathay Pacific explores online auction for seat upgrades

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

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Cathay considers seat upgrade auction Cathay Pacific is considering an online auction- similar to ones on eBay- where passengers can bid to upgrade ... a spokesperson from International Customer Loyalty Programmes representing Cathay Pacific on Flyer Talk, a popular aviation forum. Members of the airline's Marco Polo Club climb faster up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521047/cathay-pacific-explores-online-auction-seat-upgrades
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - AVIATION

    Pilots aim for first solar-powered aircraft circumnavigation of globe

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:22pm by Jamie Carter

    ... Swiss pilots will cover a staggering 35,000km in a daring attempt to become the first to fly around the world without carrying fuel. The only aircraft able to fly day and night without polluting, if Solar Impulse 2 does make it round the globe, it will become the first ever round-the-world solar flight. It will be piloted by psychiatrist, balloonist and explorer Bertrand Piccard, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1536228/pilots-aim-first-solar-powered-aircraft-circumnavigation-globe
  4. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Would you take off in this? Cathay pilot's pet project almost ready for first flight

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com After six years, HK$1.5m and help from 200 students, pilot is set to soar with two-seater First plane assembled in HK ready for takeoff Hong Kong's first owner-assembled plane is almost ready to fly- it just needs an engine and fuel. After almost six years of work, Cathay Pacific pilot Hank Cheng Chor-hang and his team installed the last front wheel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535152/first-plane-assembled-hong-kong-ready-takeoff
  5. 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

    ... Pacific flight to Manila. The 35-year-old was first officer while father Stuart, 64, was captain, making them probably the only father-and-daughter team flying commercial Boeing 747s in Asia. ... licence first- nothing to do with me. Then she said she wanted to do it as a job, and I put her through a flying school, which was very expensive. But she stood by it and I'm very pleased. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1378521/your-captain-speaking-and-his-daughter-too-cathay-double-act-are
  6. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Cathay Pacific reopens first-class passenger lounge at Chek Lap Kok

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... first-class lounge takes wing Cathay Pacific Airways has reopened its first-class passenger lounge at Hong Kong Airport, despite weakening demand for premium-class travel. Passengers yesterday got ... out and too crowded. Toby Smith, Cathay Pacific's general manager product, said yesterday: "As the network and business of Cathay is growing, the demand on the business/first class ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1144874/cathay-pacific-reopens-first-class-passenger-lounge-chek-lap-kok
  7. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Cathay Pacific offers improved pay deal in bid to end pilots' dispute

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Disruption still possible as cockpit crew union sees improved deal as only a 'stepping stone' New pay offer in bid to end Cathay pilots' dispute Cathay Pacific ... round of talks is scheduled for the end of July. The statement said: "The last pay agreement expired in May 2013. All pilots at Cathay Pacific are on pay scales and have been receiving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537938/cathay-pacific-offers-improved-pay-deal-bid-end-pilots-dispute
  8. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Flights of fancy: The 60-year evolution of Cathay Pacific uniforms

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:13pm by Sraff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Cathay Pacific’s air hostess uniforms recently caused a stir for being "too tight and sexy". Indeed, the carrier's costumery has had a long and colourful history, with an emphasis on “standing out”. From its 60s Chinese patterns and 70s-era psychedelic blouses to its eyebrow-raising modern incarnation, we look back on the evolution of stewardess ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536851/flights-fancy-60-year-evolution-cathay-pacific-uniforms
  9. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    Flight curbs in China could hurt airlines, drive airfares up, analysts say

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:48pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Monday. Investors were first rattled by a microblog post from China Central Television's finance channel that 12 airports, including two in Shanghai, would be subject to air traffic control ... airlines- Air China, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines- have all issued profit warnings before their interim results due next month. Air China is expecting first-half profit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1557454/flight-curbs-china-could-hurt-airlines-drive-airfares
  10. News - World - AVIATION

    Teenage pilot dies in crash during round-the-world record bid

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Plainfield, United States Rescue crews search for American boy's father after record bid ends in tragedy in Pacific Ocean Teenage round-the-world pilot dies in crash An American teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight was killed when his plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean, and crews were searching for his father who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558439/teenage-pilot-dies-crash-during-round-world-record-bid

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