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  1. 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. ...

  2. Passengers swelter as air-conditioning fault forces Cathay flight to turn back

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... A London-bound Cathay Pacific flight was forced to return to Hong Kong after a faulty air conditioning valve left more than 200 passengers gasping for air for four hours. Cabin crew fanned ... used damp towels and mist sprays to counter the hot air being pumped out. A Cathay Pacific spokeswoman said a valve in one of the plane's air-conditioning systems was faulty. The flight ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    12 people hurt as plane hits 'strong turbulence'

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 08:21pm by Shirley Zhao and Samuel Chan

    ... were sent to Princess Margaret Hospital in Kwai Chung and North Lantau Hospital in Tung Chung. Of the eight, a stewardess was still in serious condition in hospital last night. She was earlier ...

  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. Criticism mounts as air chaos drags on

    Posted Aug 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... chief Lam Chiu-ying said his staff had judged conditions according to scientific data collected. But he hinted the alert system might be revised. The airport terminal was carpeted with people yesterday, and shouts filled the air as exhausted and exasperated passengers swamped airline counters, scrambling for the latest flight status. Peter Lok Kung-nam, former director-general of civil ...

  8. Pets' hopes of flying Cathay have taken a nosedive

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... adding that the chances of it happening were slim unless conditions were really poor. According to the vet, brachycephalic dogs make up the majority of Hong Kong's dog population. ... chow chows, shih tzus, and their feline counterparts such as Persians. The breeds typically have very small nasal openings, causing respiratory problems. They are also very sensitive to heat ...

  9. Big stakes all round for air cargo terminal combatants

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Below Deck has spent an inordinate amount of time recently writing about the pitch war emerging from Cathay Pacific Airways' desire to have its own air cargo terminal at the airport. There are few transport issues that potentially have such a wide-ranging impact on the economy than whether Hong Kong gets its air cargo strategy right. Swire Pacific, Hutchison Whampoa, Sun Hung Kai ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - AIRLINE SAFETY

    Engine fault leaves Cathay passengers stuck at airport for 18 hours

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... - who claim the jet was stuffy due to lack of ventilation and air-conditioning - disembarked while a new plane was found. But when the passengers re-boarded just after midnight on Monday, eight ...




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