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Slosar steps up at Cathay

Cathay Pacific are one of the world’s best run airlines. Their recovery from the financial crisis and measured approach to growth has allowed them to post record full year net profits, and it is amid this scenario that John Slosar takes over as CEO this week. He replaces Tony Tyler, who joked at the airline’s […]

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Cathay unveils new business class cabin

Cathay yesterday unveiled its new business class seat, to be offered on the airline’s long-haul A330 and 777-300ER flights (those flying between Hong Kong and Sydney will be the first to try it out from March 2011). The new seat, which reclines into a lie-flat bed, is wider and longer than Cathay’s current business class […]

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Cathay Pacific offers sneak peek of new cargo terminal

Earlier this week, Cathay Pacific gave a sneak preview of its new cargo terminal, which will start operations in early 2013. The terminal has been in the works for some time (it was first announced in 2008) but the carrier suspended construction last year after the financial downturn hit.Things are up and running again, after […]

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Cathay unmasked

Cathay Pacific Airways appears to have made a PR blunder over its handling of the swine flu issue. The Oneworld carrier, like many other airlines, has been implementing measures on board flights to help mitigate the spread of swine flu. But when its cabin crew declared that they wanted to wear face masks to protect […]

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Cathay’s mile-high upgrade programme?

Having said everything about Cathay Pacific’s bad times over the last few days, one blogger claims that some airline staff will go the extra mile to please their passengers. The post, which first appeared on www.airliners.net, is no longer available.However, according to several newspapers, the blogger was in the first class cabin of a Boeing […]

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Cathay Pacific executives face up to trying times

So just how bad are things at Cathay Pacific Airways? Very bad, according to a frank admission by the Hong Kong carrier’s senior executives. In the latest issue of CX World, the airline’s monthly magazine, chief executive Tony Tyler calls the economic crisis “one of the most difficult” in the carrier’s history. Chief operating officer […]

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Once mighty Cathay Pacific now in trouble

Cathay Pacific’s move to delay delivery of all the aircraft types it has on order does not augur well for aircraft-makers Airbus and Boeing. The Oneworld carrier until recently was one of the world’s most profitable carriers but the sharp downturn in passenger traffic and its fuel hedging losses have pushed it well and truly […]

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