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John Slosar

A good week for ... , December 23, 2012

Shinzo Abe

Sunday, 23 December, 2012, 2:02am

Cathay chief John Slosar optimistic after 2012 first-half loss of HK$935m

Cathay Pacific chief executive John Slosar is optimistic that the airline's business performance next year will be better than a "challenging" 2012.

He made the remark as the airline recorded a HK$935 million loss for the first half of this year, dragged down by the sluggish cargo business and falling ticket prices.

18 Dec 2012 - 3:27am

Cathay boss stands firm ahead of pay talks

Cathay Pacific is seeking common ground with its flight attendants union even though its already rejected offer of a 2 per cent pay rise is "very much" a final decision, chief executive John Slosar said.

18 Dec 2012 - 4:11pm 2 comments

Costs mount up to 'difficult year' for Cathay Pacific Airways

Higher fuel and other operating costs, coupled with lower passenger and cargo yields, had combined "to make 2012 a difficult year" for Cathay Pacific Airways, the carrier's chief executive said yesterday.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:59am

Slosar still a fan, keeps emphasis on fun

John Slosar is a veteran of some 20 Hong Kong Sevens but he is looking forward to this year's event with a more than usual sense of anticipation - it will be his first as Cathay Pacific's chief executive and corporate co-host of the big event.

But despite the airline's 31 years as a major sponsor, Slosar sees the Sevens as much more than a corporate opportunity.

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Cathay chief Slosar is in it for the long haul

In one important respect, selling a consumer a soft drink is no different to selling a passenger a business class air ticket - both transactions should leave the customer satisfied and wanting to repeat the experience.

That is the view of John Slosar, chief executive of Cathay Pacific Airways.

16 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Cathay pilot and hostess sacked over sex act on airliner

The Cathay Pacific pilot and air hostess photographed indulging in a sex act in the cockpit of a plane have left the airline, chief executive John Slosar said last night.

Photographs of a Chinese woman performing the sex act on the expatriate pilot were widely circulated and posted on the internet in recent days.

13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Authorities give Cathay Shanghai connections a lift

The number of on-time Cathay Pacific flights between Hong Kong and Shanghai has risen more than sixfold in the past seven months after mainland authorities introduced a new air traffic control policy, the airline's chief executive said yesterday.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Hot air over quick ban on tainted sports drinks

We read with interest that two Taiwanese sports drinks were banned from Hong Kong yesterday. The reason being that the level of one of the ingredients - DEHP, which can cause cancer - exceeds the World Health Organisation's safety level by one to 17 times.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Cathay seeks more flights to Taiwan

Cathay Pacific Airways is eyeing additional flights to Taiwan to cope with rising passenger demand even though the number of Taiwanese visitors to Hong Kong fell in the first three months of this year.

Hong Kong and Taiwan are negotiating a new air pact to increase the number of flights between the two sides by an estimated 56 per week.

19 May 2011 - 12:00am

Cathay, Air China to work closer on passenger flights

Cathay Pacific Airways is seeking to forge closer links with mainland flag carrier Air China over passenger services after the inaugural service of their cargo joint venture last month.

The move is one of the initiatives to develop stronger ties between the two firms outlined yesterday by new Cathay chief executive John Slosar.

4 May 2011 - 12:00am