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    How protests and pandemic pushed Cathay to the brink


    As Covid-19 tore into the aviation industry, some airlines were able to fall back on the profits of previous years, but the impact of anti-government protests removed any possible cushion for Hong Kong’s flag carrier. 

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    Cathay confirms 777-9 deliveries delayed to ‘beyond 2025’


    Cathay Pacific has given an indication of the timeline surrounding deferrals of its Boeing 777-9 aircraft, confirming that the widebodies will only be delivered “beyond 2025”. 

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    Cathay shutters Cathay Dragon brand, axes 5,900 jobs


    Cathay Pacific Group will cut 5,900 jobs, in a HK$2.2 billion ($284 million) restructuring exercise that will also see the Cathay Dragon brand cease operations effective immediately. As part of restructuring efforts, the group will eliminate 8,500 positions, or about 24% of its existing headcount. Of these, 2,600 ...

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    ​Hong Kong aviation sector to receive further state funding


    Hong Kong’s aviation sector will receive an extra HK$2 billion ($254 million) under a follow-on government relief package which includes the advance purchase of half a million airline tickets to be given away when the coronavirus pandemic subsides. Airport Authority Hong Kong says it has put together the ...

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    ‘Turbulent’ 2019 squeezes Cathay profit


    The Cathay Pacific Group saw operating profit for 2019 shrink, following a worse-than-expected second-half result that was affected by political turmoil in Hong Kong. For the year ended 31 December 2019, the group reported an operating profit of HK$3.4 billion ($437 million), a 4.3% decrease compared to 2018. ...

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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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    Bombardier G5500 and 6500 gain FAA certification


    Bombardier says that its Global 5500 and 6500 have received FAA certification, completing its approval requirements in three of the world’s major jurisdictions and allowing it to begin delivery of the aircraft to customers.

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    British Airways and Cathay Pacific woes demonstrate airline PR vulnerability


    Cathay Pacific’s challenges have perhaps been more significant to the business’s long-term strategy, but they offer a similar example of how an airline can quickly lose control of its messaging.

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    Hogg the fall guy as China shines spotlight on Cathay


    Cathay Pacific’s chief executive Rupert Hogg resigned on 16 August after the airline had become a focus for mainland media and regulatory scrutiny amid pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

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    Cathay first-half profit soars despite trade headwinds


    Cathay Pacific has hailed the progress of its transformation programme as it reported a more-than-threefold increase in operating profit for the first half of 2019, despite the impact of global trade tensions on its cargo business.

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    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.

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    FPG Amentum branches into Hong Kong


    Dublin-based asset manager FPG Amentum has opened a new branch office in Hong Kong.

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    Cathay, Lufthansa expand codeshare on Hong Kong-Europe flights


    Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Group carriers are expanding their codeshare partnership on flights between Hong Kong and Europe, which takes effect on 17 July.

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    ANALYSIS: H175 SAR delivery offers lift to programme


    Delivery ceremonies in the aviation industry are not all created equal. An airline spending billions of dollars on a new fleet demands razzmatazz and a lavish lunch, while in the rotary wing world, where list prices are many orders of magnitude lower, you might expect a few speeches and then ...

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    EBACE: Bombardier signs LoI for 18 Globals with Hong Kong management firm


    ​Two days after stunning EBACE by unveiling its re-powered Global 5500 and 6500, Bombardier has announced the show’s biggest deal – with a Hong Kong aircraft management firm for up to 18 Global jets.

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    Avolon prices $1.25 billion private placement


    Avolon has priced a $1.25 billion 144A private placement.

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    Lessors confident of sustained liquidity despite falling yields


    Aircraft leasing yields may have been driven down by abundance of capital, but liquidity is here to stay, opined lessors attending the ISTAT Asia conference that took place in Hong Kong on 9-11 May.

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    Cathay Pacific to raise 777 economy seating capacity


    Cathay Pacific will increase capacity aboard its Boeing 777-300s and 777-300ERs by adopting a 3-4-3 seating configuration in economy, up from the current 3-3-3 configuration.