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  1. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Cathay Pacific profit surges but falls short of estimates

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 02:10pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... and the mainland, are being squeezed by competition. "It may not be until after 2015 that the market bottoms out," Horton said. Demand for travel to the mainland was "below expectations" in the first half because of increased competition, the company said. But travel from the mainland continued to grow, and Cathay's cargo business on the mainland also expanded. Cargo contributed ...

  2. 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 Airways has made an improved pay offer to its pilots in a bid to end a long-running dispute that could trigger a work-to-rule by cockpit crew over the peak summer travel period. The offer ...

  3. It's easier to be a Cathay cadet but there's less money in flying

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Nelson Chang Way-man and Oscar Francis were members of two very different professions but they had one thing in common: a love of flying. It led the doctor and investment banker to quit their highly paid jobs and join Cathay Pacific Airways' cadet pi ...

  4. Mainland air cargo volume tumbles 11.3pc

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Mainland air carriers suffered their worst drop of the year in cargo volume in November as consumers in the United States and Europe cut back on their spending on luxury goods. Airlines on the mainland carried 11.3 per cent less cargo in November compared ...

  5. Travellers' checks

    Posted Feb 13th 2011, 12:00am by Adam Nebbs

    ... travellers arriving from Europe at nearby Charing Cross station. One of these was the 500- room Hotel Metropole (below left), which opened in 1885 to cater to 'travellers from Paris ... of Britain, and has changed little since then. Travel tails Aviation geeks can now showcase their credentials with a series of tailfin flash drives that feature the liveries of the world's ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Cathay Pacific explores online auction for seat upgrades

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

    ... the company's tiered membership system depending on how often and how far they travel. Currently, customers who gain the higher tier are more likely to receive better rewards. But concerned frequent ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Travel agents call Cathay Pacific's cheap fares website a 'gimmick'

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Cathay Pacific and Dragonair's seat promotion website, fanfares, has attracted 3 million page views since its launch in October, but travel agents call it a gimmick and even ... to hurt the budget travel industry," said a spokeswoman for Hughes Travel, which runs local budget travel website, aerohkg.com But Cathay Pacific marketing manager Grace Cheung said: "We ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Summer holiday flights under threat as Cathay pay talks break down

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:15am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Cathay Pacific pilots' pay talks break down Hong Kong passengers could have their summer holiday flights disrupted after protracted pay talks between Cathay Pacific and its pilots broke down. The Hong Kong Aircrew Officers' Association says cockpit crew may work to rule, known as contract compliance, during the peak travel period in July unless ...

  9. Travellers' checks

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Package to India Nanda Travel is selling a 'Retrace the Buddha's Footsteps' tour to northern India, which includes visits to some of the most significant Buddhist pilgrimage ... four nights' accommodation, round-trip flights with Cathay Pacific to Delhi and round-trip Air India flights from Delhi to Patna, land travel by people-carrier, guides and transfer ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    More respect all round would help Cathay Pacific's harassed attendants

    Posted May 06th 2014, 04:07am by Alex Lo

    ... characterisation of Cathay uniforms as being too revealing. I recently travelled in economy- where else!- on Cathay between Toronto and Hong Kong and could testify what Choi said about the waistline ...




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