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  • Jul 23, 2014
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Cathay Pacific

Hong Kong carrier, Cathay Pacific Airways, was founded in 1946 by American Roy C. Farrell and Australian Sydney H. de Kantzow, offering scheduled passenger and cargo services. Cathay also owns Dragonair and in 2010, Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried nearly 27 million passengers and over 1.8 million tonnes of cargo and mail. Cathay Pacific was a founder member of the Oneworld alliance.

Cathay Pacific offers improved pay deal in bid to end 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.

Sunday, 22 June, 2014, 4:30am 1 comment

Cathay Pacific explores online auction for seat upgrades

In a move to boost earnings, Cathay Pacific is exploring a pilot project to sell premium economy and business class seats at cheaper prices, allowing it to fly fully booked more often.

30 May 2014 - 7:44am 9 comments

Summer holiday flights under threat as Cathay 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.

25 May 2014 - 11:29am 49 comments

Stereotyping of Asian women the real problem for Cathay flight attendants

It came as no surprise when "too revealing" female flight attendant uniforms landed Cathay Pacific in yet another dispute with their employees.

10 May 2014 - 1:38am 13 comments

Let's stop sexualising the image of women flight attendants

Cathay Pacific's Flight Attendants Union captured the headlines this week when it complained that flight attendants' uniforms are too revealing and encourage sexual harassment.

9 May 2014 - 2:42pm 8 comments

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

Does wearing sexy clothes make women a more enticing target of sex pests? Cathay Pacific's Flight Attendants Union seems to think so. Indeed, a figure cited by the union's honorary secretary Michelle Choi sounds positively alarming.

6 May 2014 - 9:12am 29 comments

Cathay Pacific union says female cabin crew's uniforms 'too sexy'

Cathay Pacific flight attendants are asking the airline to redesign its uniforms for women, which they say are too revealing and may provoke sexual harassment.

6 May 2014 - 10:11am 79 comments

Cathay passengers from New York stuck on plane in Zhuhai for 16 hours when hailstorm hit on March 30

It's a long haul from New York to Hong Kong any day, at 15 to 16 hours. So imagine what it was like being stuck on board a further 18 hours-plus when a black rainstorm two weeks ago forced a Cathay Pacific flight to abort its landing and divert to Zhuhai.

13 Apr 2014 - 5:17am

Fuel savings propel Cathay's profit

Cathay Pacific Airways tripled its net profit last year to HK$2.62 billion largely on the back of savings in fuel costs and a slight improvement in passenger yields as Hong Kong's flagship carrier plans to expand cargo and passenger traffic in 2014.

13 Mar 2014 - 1:00am 2 comments

Cathay to withhold US pilots' wages for taxes

Cathay Pacific Airways is to start withholding about 30 per cent of its American pilots' salary every month and pass the money to the US tax authorities together with the pilots' personal information this year.

3 Mar 2014 - 5:01pm 10 comments