Tag: Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific Urges Employees to Take Unpaid Leave

Reading Time: < 1 minute Due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, Cathay Pacific, the flag carrier of Hong Kong, has asked all of its 27,000 employees to take three weeks of unpaid leave between March and June, South China Morning Post reports. The decision to ask the staff to voluntarily take ‘special leave’ came as a result of […]

Which Airlines Have Already Ordered Boeing 777X?

Reading Time: < 1 minute The long-awaited, long-anticipated and groundbreaking Boeing 777X is already on track to explore the horizons above the ground for the first time. It is hard to say that the road of the 777X from its launch in 2013 to its maiden flight has been easy. The seven-year flight has been rather turbulent. But the time […]

Cathay Pacific Cuts Multiple Flights Amid Weak Results and Demand

Reading Time: < 1 minute Cathay Pacific, the flag carrier of Hong Kong, has announced that it is cutting a number of flights due to extremely difficult month of August. The airline together with its Cathay Dragon unit carried 2.9 million passengers in August, which is down 11% from a year earlier. Overall traffic to Hong Kong in August was […]

Cathay Pacific to Enter Budget Airlines Market: Buys HK Express

Reading Time: < 1 minute Cathay Pacific, the flag carrier of Hong Kong, announced buying a Hong Kong-based low-cost airline Hong Kong Express from Chinese conglomerate HNA Group for $628 million. This way Cathay Pacific is set to enter the low-cost airlines market. Under the agreement, premium airline of Hong Kong will pay $286 million for the carrier and will […]

Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 Encounters Bird Strike

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300, performing flight from Auckland (New Zealand) to Hong Kong (China), encountered bird strike. Aircraft was climbing out of Auckland’s runway 23L when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds and received a number of bird strikes. In the absence of abnormal indications the crew continued the climb but stopped […]

Cathay Pacific Data Breach: 9.4 Million Passengers Affected

Reading Time: < 1 minute Cathay Pacific has revealed it has discovered unauthorised access to some of its information system containing passenger data of up to 9.4 million people.   According to the airline, 860,000 passport numbers, about 245,000 Hong Kong identity card numbers, 403 expired credit card numbers and 27 credit card numbers with no card verification value (CVV) […]

Boeing and Cathay Pacific Donates World’s 1st 777 to Aviation Museum

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing and Cathay Pacific announced that they are donating the first-ever Boeing 777 airplane to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Arizona, one of the world’s largest facilities devoted to celebrating aerospace. The iconic airplane flew from Cathay Pacific’s home airport in Hong Kong to Tucson, Arizona on September 18. The jet will be […]

Cathay Pacific Becomes Second Operator of the A350-1000 Widebody

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cathay Pacific Airways has become the second airline to operate the A350-1000, the world’s newest long-range widebody airliner. The airline took delivery of the aircraft at a special event in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 20 A350-1000s ordered by Cathay Pacific and will join the carrier’s growing fleet of A350 XWB aircraft, […]

Qatar Airways to Buy Stake in Cathay Pacific

Reading Time: < 1 minute Qatar Airways has announced it is taking an almostQatar Airways 10% stake in Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways. The agreement, which Qatar Airways said it expects to complete Nov. 6, means the Gulf carrier will hold a 9.6% stake in Cathay at a value of about $600 million. Cathay and Qatar are both members of […]

Cathay Pacific Places $1.0 Billion CFM LEAP-1A Engine Order

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Cathay Pacific Group and CFM International have finalized an order for the advanced LEAP-1A engine to power the Group’s 32 new Airbus A321neo aircraft. The engine order is valued at nearly US$1 billion at list price, with delivery scheduled from 2020. The aircraft will be operated by Cathay Dragon, the regional carrier of the […]