Non-Stop Flight

Fasten seat belts: Cathay pilot Marin ready to touch down

He has more than 240,000 pounds of thrust behind him, and to bring it on, all he needs is a touch of his fingers. Kris Marin is used to power. Hong Kong will be hoping he can switch it on this weekend as the home team seek a smooth landing on Sunday.

Thursday, 29 March, 2007, 12:00am

On The Road

Cathay Pacific and Avis have teamed up for a deal which offers upgraded rental cars in Canada. To qualify, you must fly Cathay to Canada not later than November 30 and pre-book your vehicle with Avis in Hong Kong.

An example of one upgrade available is a seven-passenger mini-van for the same rental fee as a car. Contact the Avis reservation hotline on 2576-6831.

22 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Direct flights to Jakarta

CATHAY Pacific Airways will increase non-stop services to Jakarta from October 30.

The number of non-stop flights to Jakarta will increase from seven to 10 a week, with the three extra services replacing those that stop over at Singapore.

25 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Slots to open if Lufthansa makes switch

LUFTHANSA German Airlines may switch to turnaround daylight services between Frankfurt and Hong Kong at the end of next year.

The carrier said it might be willing to sacrifice its prime-time evening departure slots from Kai Tak and revert to daylight flying for several operational reasons.

15 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Airbus give businessmen room to manoeuvre

TOURISTS often prefer long-haul flights which include opportunities for stopovers in exotic locations.

The travelling executive, however, prefers the non-stop route.

It is quicker, sleep is less disturbed and there is no risk of the dreaded ''breakfast in London, dinner in New York, baggage in Bombay'' syndrome.

6 Jun 1993 - 12:00am