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  • Coronavirus Thailand

    Coronavirus tests fundamental weaknesses in Asia-Pacific airline market


    As the coronavirus continues to affect airlines’ networks and demand for passenger travel and freight services, the spotlight is falling on Asia-Pacific’s airlines and their ability to weather the storm.

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    Coronavirus outbreak forces Cathay to slash capacity by 30%


    Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon will cut 90% of its mainland China flights over the next two months, citing a “consequential significant drop” in market demand owing to the coronavirus outbreak. The two carriers add that there will be “significant reductions” across the rest of their respective networks for ...

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    Hong Kong carriers to halve capacity into China


    Hong Kong’s four main carriers will halve their services into Mainland China, as part of special arrangements made in light of a novel coronavirus outbreak in China. The Hong Kong government said in a 28 January press briefing that the carriers — Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, Hong Kong Express, ...

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    Long-haul routes a bright spot in Cathay December traffic


    Cathay Pacific ended a “challenging” 2019 on a mixed note, with fewer passengers carried, but slight improvement in load factor, especially on long-haul routes. For the month of December Cathay, together with subsidiary Cathay Dragon, carried 2,994,830 passengers, representing a 3.6% decrease compared to the same month a year ...

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    Cathay Pacific defers Airbus deliveries amid capacity cuts


    Cathay Pacific is delaying the delivery of four Airbus A320neo family aircraft originally set to join its subsidiaries HK Express and Cathay Dragon next year as it struggles with weakening demand amid continued unrest in the territory.

  • News

    Cathay trims year-end capacity over Hong Kong pressure


    Cathay Pacific's traffic figures for October continued their downward trend for the fourth straight month, as the carrier flagged "significant pressure" on its overall passenger yield.

  • News

    HK Express to take half of Cathay Dragon’s A321neo orders


    Hong Kong low-cost carrier HK Express will take 16 of 32 Airbus A321neos scheduled for delivery to sister carrier Cathay Dragon.

  • News

    Protesters return to Hong Kong airport


    Hong Kong International airport has been forced to close check-in and cancel flights for a second time in two days after pro-democracy protesters returned to occupy part of the terminal buildings.

  • News

    Hong Kong airport gradually resumes flights after shutdown


    Hong Kong International airport’s operations are gradually getting back on track, a day after anti-government protesters occupied large swathes of the airport, causing all flights to be cancelled.

  • News

    Hong Kong protests cause massive flight disruption


    Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong Airlines have cancelled a large number of flights in and out of Hong Kong, as ongoing city-wide protests against an unpopular extradition bill wear on.

  • News

    Cathay Dragon to operate seasonal Niigata, Tokushima flights


    Cathay Pacific's subsidiary Cathay Dragon is starting two routes during the winter season, with flights from Hong Kong to Niigata and Tokushima in Japan.

  • News

    Cathay saw yields rise across network in 2018


    Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon saw yields across their network rise in 2018, a solid improvement from 2017 when yields were down across all its passenger services markets.

  • News

    ​Cathay swings to H1 operating profit as yields improve


    The Cathay Pacific Group posted an operating profit of HK$697 million ($88.8 million) for the first six months of 2018, compared with an operating loss of HK$1.7 billion a year earlier.

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    ANALYSIS: Is the worst over for Cathay?


    The Cathay Pacific Group hogged headlines last week as it posted a net loss of HK$1.26 billion ($161 million), its largest in nine years, and also the first back-to-back loss in its 71-year history.

  • News

    Cathay Dragon signs MoU for 32 A321neos


    Cathay Dragon has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire 32 Airbus A321neo aircraft, in a deal valued at HK$31.7 billion ($4.05 billion) at list prices.

  • News

    'Intense competition' swings Cathay to HK$1.7bn loss in H1


    The Cathay Pacific Group swung to an operating loss of HK$1.7 billion ($217.3 million) for the first half of 2017, reversing from the HK$664 million profit posted the same period a year ago, reflecting intense competition and downward pressure on yields.

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    ​ANALYSIS: No broken coins for Cathay Tai-Pan


    In James Clavell’s novels about Hong Kong, the Tai-Pans of Noble House are obligated to honour any wish, however unreasonable, of he who produces one of four special broken coins.

  • News

    ​Cathay dives to 2016 operating loss on competition woes


    The Cathay Pacific Group posted an operating loss of HK$525 million ($70.2 million) for the year ended 31 December 2016, as a strong local currency, slowing Chinese economic growth, and intense competition put pressure on yields.

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    ANALYSIS: Will Cathay, SIA rise under pressure?


    Two of Asia’s most prominent and prestigious carriers Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines(SIA) have had a pretty dismal year so far, with profit figures plummeting in the face of growing competition amid a sluggish global economy.

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    Cathay faces growing competitive pressure


    ​Cathay Pacific says strong growth in direct services out of mainland China, as well as the aggressive expansion of airlines and airports in the Pearl River Delta region, have had a “big impact” on its business.