Cathay Pacific

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 cabin crew may follow pilots in taking industrial action over pay

Hundreds of Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union members attend a media briefing about junior crew facing pay cuts upon contract renewal. Photo: Nora Tam

Cathay Pacific's biggest cabin crew union is threatening to follow the airline's pilots in taking industrial action over pay and working conditions.

Wednesday, 29 April, 2015, 1:08am 17 comments

Cathay flight to Hong Kong was abandoned just minutes before takeoff after pilot found with knives

Cathay said that 'at no point were passengers or staff put at risk' over the incident. Photo: AFP

A fully-loaded Cathay Pacific flight from London Heathrow to Hong Kong was aborted just minutes before it was due to take off after a pilot was found to have knives in his hand luggage, a passenger on the plane has revealed.

21 Apr 2015 - 10:09am 2 comments

Cathay Pacific, Dragonair struggle to grow cargo volumes amid China slowdown

Sluggish growth in cargo volumes at Cathay Pacific and Dragonair coincides with a plunge in Chinese exports. Photo: Bloomberg

Cathay Pacific Airways and its wholly owned unit Dragonair barely achieved growth in cargo volumes last month, underscoring concerns over a slowdown in exports from China.

Volumes grew just 1.5 per cent to 157,688 tonnes from the same month a year earlier, Cathay Pacific said on Thursday.

16 Apr 2015 - 8:25pm

Cathay's 'rigid rules' will deter musicians: Hong Kong Sinfonietta chief

Hong Kong Sinfonietta's chief executive Margaret Yang says Cathay Pacific's rules will make musicians think twice about travelling with bulkier instruments on the carrier.

Cathay Pacific's 'rigid' rules about carrying musical instruments on board will deter classical musicians from flying with the carrier, Hong Kong Sinfonietta's chief executive has warned.

15 Apr 2015 - 11:39am 11 comments

Cathay Pacific ‘lacks virtuous Chinese morals’, says artist fined HK$6,000 for assault

Cathay Pacific ‘lacks virtuous Chinese morals’, says artist fined HK$6,000 for assault

A renowned mainland Chinese artist found guilty of assaulting an air hostess on a Cathay Pacific flight complained that the Hong Kong airline “lacked virtuous morals” because it was not a Chinese company.

15 Apr 2015 - 12:03pm 45 comments

Chinese painter ‘threw cup at Cathay flight attendant for not serving him quickly enough’

Chinese painter ‘threw cup at Cathay flight attendant for not serving him quickly enough’

A mainland artist hurled a plastic cup at a Cathay Pacific flight attendant on a Hong Kong-bound plane  after she was slow to fetch him some water, a court heard yesterday.

15 Apr 2015 - 2:26pm

Cathay Pacific Airways’ net profit up 20 per cent to HK$3.15 billion

Passenger demand was reasonably firm, with high demand during the peak summer and Christmas periods. Photo: AFP

Cathay Pacific Airways, which includes Cathay Pacific and Dragonair, posted net profit of HK$3.15 billion for 2014, up 20 per cent from HK$2.62 billion in 2013 but missing the market estimate of HK$3.5 billion.

19 Mar 2015 - 7:35am

Two Cathay Pacific pilots killed in Porsche crash in Hong Kong

Two Cathay Pacific pilots were killed when their sports car careered off the road. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Two Cathay Pacific pilots were killed in the early hours of Thursday morning when the sports car they were driving in careered off the road, crashed into a flyover and burst into flames.

13 Mar 2015 - 3:27am

Hong Kong aviation authority demands answers from Cathay on why passenger filmed in cockpit

The photos were posted to Ada Ng's Weibo account. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Video has emerged of a Cathay Pacific flight landing at Hong Kong International airport said to have been filmed by a passenger from inside the cockpit.

7 Mar 2015 - 9:45am 51 comments

Asia Miles to introduce new passwords following cybertheft

Asia Miles will introduce new passwords this year. Photo: Bloomberg

Members of the Asia Miles airline loyalty programme will be asked to set tougher passwords after the company reimbursed passengers who fell victim to cybertheft.

6 Mar 2015 - 6:55pm 1 comment

Cathay pilots' work-to-rule protest 'causing flight cancellations and delays'

Cathay pilots' work-to-rule protest 'causing flight cancellations and delays'

Cathay Pacific bosses say pilots engaged in a work-to-rule campaign are forcing flight cancellations and delays by taking sick days in unusually high numbers.

1 Mar 2015 - 10:44am 8 comments

Cathay Pacific confirms major review of loyalty scheme after it becomes 'too popular'

Cathay Pacific confirms major review of loyalty scheme after it becomes 'too popular'

Cathay Pacific says its frequent-flier scheme has become too popular and is unsustainable in its current form.

19 Jan 2015 - 10:42am 23 comments

China’s air carriers miss boat on savings from fall in oil to 5-1/2 year low

Workers load luggage in Shandong Airlines in China as the country's carriers grouse that they cannot take full advantage of the fall in crude prices to its lowest level in 5 years. Photo: EPA

Mainland China carriers may be feeling the impact of the recent oil price plunge in a more painful way compared with their peers, as domestic oil prices did not match the fall seen in the international market and is a lot less given how much the centrally-set fuel surcharges had been cut.

17 Apr 2015 - 4:07pm

Frequent fliers in Cathay Pacific's cheap seats face big let-down

Frequent fliers in Cathay Pacific's cheap seats face big let-down

Cathay Pacific is set to revamp its two frequent-flier programmes - with high-spending customers winning out over regular economy travellers, sources have told the Sunday Morning Post.

11 Jan 2015 - 10:13am 35 comments

China's top three airlines beat Cathay Pacific on traffic growth

The mainland's largest airlines have benefited from strong domestic passenger demand, but the cargo business is weak. Photo: Xinhua

The mainland's three biggest airlines - Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines - reported strong traffic growth last month, outperforming Cathay Pacific Airways.

17 Dec 2014 - 6:32am

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