Association of Asia Pacific Airlines

Cargo market puts pressure on Asian carriers

Andrew Herdman does not foresee a sharp rebound in cargo rates. Photo: Bloomberg

Asian airlines face mixed fortunes this year, with continued growth in the number of passengers but pressure on cargo yields and rates despite a possible resurgence in volumes, the head of Asia's regional airline body said on Tuesday.

Wednesday, 27 February, 2013, 2:49am

Is Tony Tyler saying the aviation industry is doing God's work?

John Slosar. Photo: SCMP

The airline industry may be slightly on the back foot with the flak it gets from environmentalists on account of its emissions. But Tony Tyler, the director general and chief executive of the International Air Transport Association and former chief executive of Cathay Pacific Airways, played firmly on the front foot at yesterday's Greener Skies conference.

27 Feb 2013 - 4:38am 1 comment

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Serene Africa One of Africa's fastest-growing tourist destinations, Mozambique has just become easier to reach, with new Qatar Airways flights from Doha to Maputo start-ing this month. Qatar Airways flies twice a day from Hong Kong to Doha, but early evening flight QR817 is the one to take for the shortest connection time to Maputo (about two hours).

17 Nov 2012 - 11:13pm

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22 Sep 2012 - 11:25pm

Letters to the Editor, September 15, 2012

Concerns raised over Carrie Lam. Photo: Felix Wong

Ban creates commercial uncertainty

It is not just Hong Kong seafood traders who should be upset about Cathay Pacific's interpretation of "sustainability", and the trade sanctions it justifies with it ("Angry merchants protest against Cathay Pacific's shark-fin ban", September 8).

15 Sep 2012 - 1:17am

Angry merchants protest against Cathay Pacific's shark fin ban

Workers drying shark fins in Sai Ying Pun. Photo: Felix Wong

More than 100 angry merchants yesterday protested outside Cathay Pacific's headquarters against the airline's decision to stop carrying shark fins on its cargo flights.

8 Sep 2012 - 2:54am

Cathay Pacific bans shark fin from its cargo flights

Hong Kong is estimated to handle about half the world's shark fin trade each year. Photo: Felix Wong

Cathay Pacific has bowed to pressure from environmental groups and banned shark fin from its cargo flights.

The move by the airline - believed by environmentalists to fly up to 50 per cent of all shark fin imported by air to Hong Kong - was hailed as a major victory for opponents of the trade.

11 Sep 2012 - 2:25pm

Cathay Pacific adds six new Chinese dishes to in-flight menu

One of the "signature" options that Cathay Pacific plans to serve until October.Photo: Dickson Lee

Cathay Pacific's contribution to the airline industry's rethink of in-flight meals has a distinctly Hong Kong flavour, with the company adding new Chinese dishes to its menus.

23 Aug 2012 - 9:20am

Asia's top airlines should keep from charging for ancillary services

Self check-in booths are part of Cathay's services; the airline's image could take a hit if it starts charging for checking in luggage.Photo: AFP

How long can Asia's leading airlines, including Cathay Pacific Airways and Singapore Airlines, resist the lucrative lure of "unbundling" their services and charging separately for each item?

22 Aug 2012 - 4:21am

Kimberly Kwok Pui-ying joins elite pilots of Dragonair as rare female

Kimberly Kwok, centre, and fellow cadet pilots Oscar Wan Chi-yui, Kenny Yip Man-kei, Shaun Chan Cheuk-yin and Dennis Law Ding-shan.Photo: David Wong

Kimberly Kwok Pui-ying has been fascinated by aviation since she was a little girl. But it took years before her childhood dream to become a pilot finally took off.

Kwok is one of 15 cadet pilots, and one of very few women, to join the profession after graduating from Dragonair's training programme last month.

15 Aug 2012 - 3:47am

Bumpy tax landing for Cathay

Cathay Pacific and many of its overseas-based pilots are facing a financial hit after a perfectly legal 'taxsaving'' scheme set up in the early 1990s backfired.

One well-informed source said the problem may have already cost Hong Kong's flagship airline a substantial amount.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:30pm

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Fun on the run Anyone inspired by today's Olympic men's marathon race, or last Sunday's women's event, can take part in something similar with Cathay Pacific Holidays' Mount Fuji Marathon 2012 Special package.

31 Aug 2012 - 11:48pm

Sky-high Wi-fi club prepares for liftoff

On-board Wi-fi plus a captive audience equals advertising revenue. It's a formula that airlines hope will turn what has always been a cost centre - their in-flight entertainment systems - into a profit generator.

More airlines in Asia plan to install wireless systems on aircraft that will be able to broadcast commercials in addition to entertainment such as music and movies.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:29pm

Cathay plunges into a thick red cloud

Dragged down by the sluggish cargo business and falling ticket prices, Cathay Pacific Airways plunged into the red in the first half, reporting a HK$935 million loss, compared with a HK$2.8 billion profit a year earlier.

It was the biggest first-half loss since January-June 2003, when it lost HK$1.2 billion amid the Sars crisis.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

Who said it?

Let me stress it here that we will definitely be persistent in pursuing those liable

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor warns culprits behind a coastal spill of plastic pellets

We will continue to take whatever measures are necessary to protect the business

11 Jun 2015 - 4:29pm