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  1. Engine shutdown forces return of Cathay Pacific jet

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... first, which may mean a flight return.' A spokeswoman for the Civil Aviation Department said it would look into the incident and follow up with Cathay Pacific. ... A Cathay Pacific jumbo jet bound for Los Angeles with 369 passengers on board was forced to return to Hong Kong after one of its engines was shut down over Taiwan. Passengers on Flight ...

  2. Season's first storm unlikely to harry HK

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung The outer bands of Severe Tropical Storm Conson are expected to bring showers and isolated squally thunderstorms to Hong Kong today. The first tropical storm of the season was heading for Hainan Island. At midnight, it was 640 kilometres south-southwest of Hong Kong and moving west-northwest at 20km/h across the northern part of the South China Sea. The No 1 standby ...

  3. Apec summit ready to push for Asia-Pacific food safety body

    Posted Aug 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is also expected to crop up when leaders from the 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation economies, including President Hu Jintao, meet later in the week- the first time food safety has been ... Staff Reporters The mainland is facing a regional push to create an Asia-Pacific food safety body at next week's Apec summit in Sydney. With concern mounting about the quality ...

  4. City Digest

    Posted Jul 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... widow seeks damages The wife of a fireman who died fighting the Cornwall Court fire in Mong Kok in August 2008 lodged a writ in the Court of First Instance yesterday seeking damages from ... Airlines to cut fuel surcharges from August 1 Fuel surcharges levied by All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways and Singapore Airlines will fall from August 1. The short-haul surcharge will drop ...

  5. Cathay posts record festive passenger traffic

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cathay Pacific Airways saw record daily passenger volumes last week as holidaymakers travelled during the Lunar New Year holiday. Passenger numbers reached 970,000 on Saturday when most ... number of business-class passengers. The renovation of its first-class lounge will start in March and be completed by year end. ...

  6. Nine hurt as Cathay jet is evacuated in Shanghai

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cathay Pacific is investigating an incident at Shanghai Pudong International Airport yesterday in which 370 passengers and crew had to evacuate a Boeing 747 airliner that filled with smoke ... the incident was under investigation and that the airport had continued to operate normally. A Cathay Pacific spokeswoman said smoke was detected in the cabin at about 10.55am after the 9.45am take-off ...

  7. Weather - Hong Kong

    Vicente strikes HK

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff reporter Typhoon Vicente was the second storm to shut down the city this year. It was strong enough for the Observatory to issue the No 10 hurricane signal for almost three hours early yesterday morning. It was the first time that the No 10 signal was hoisted since Typhoon York in 1999. At 5.40pm on Monday, the Observatory issued the No 8 signal. Getting home proved ...

  8. Cathay airliner lost engine parts - twice

    Posted Dec 09th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... The passenger plane that lost part of its engine casing over Bangkok this month suffered a similar incident in June, Cathay Pacific revealed yesterday. The first incident happened ... into a car on the ground. In the first incident, a piece of engine broke away and fell into the sea. The air crew was not aware of the mishap until the plane was examined during an inspection after ...

  9. Cathay to offer early retirement to 1,600

    Posted May 05th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Cabin crew on top pay targeted in bid to counter rising fuel costs and overheads Cathay Pacific Airways will offer early retirement to as many as 1,600 of its most experienced and highest paid cabin crew in an effort to offset rising fuel and operating costs. Cathay's announcement yesterday of its first early retirement scheme came as a 'bombshell' to a cabin crew ...

  10. Cathay flight diverted after man collapses

    Posted Nov 07th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... A Cathay Pacific flight to South Africa was forced to make an emergency landing in the Maldives when a 44-year-old passenger suffered a fatal heart attack. The Airbus A340-300 was flying ... on board helped cabin crew give the man first aid, and the pilot - who was unable to establish a satellite link with the medical service Cathay uses - decided to touch down at the nearest airport. ...




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