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    Quarantine moves prompt Cathay to flag higher cash burn and capacity cuts

    2021-01-25T10:29:00Z

    Cathay Pacific Group expects monthly cash burn to increase by around HK$300-400 million ($38.7-51.6 million), following the Hong Kong government’s decision to impose mandatory quarantine measures on all flight crew entering the city for more than two hours.

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    Hong Kong’s Greater Bay Airlines seeks rights to fly to over 100 cities

    2021-01-22T09:28:00Z

    Hong Kong’s newest carrier Greater Bay Airlines has formally applied for air transportation rights to operate to more than 100 points in the Asia-Pacific region.

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    Hong Kong seaplane start-up buoyant about success despite headwinds

    2021-01-14T07:05:00Z

    A seaplane start-up in Hong Kong is hoping to get airborne as early as the middle of 2021 — with a long-term goal of establishing similar operations in several Southeast Asian countries. 

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    Hong Kong bans flights from UK amid fears of new virus strain

    2020-12-21T08:54:00Z

    Hong Kong will ban all commercial passenger flights to and from the UK, in an attempt to stop the spread of a newly-discovered variant of the coronavirus that is far more infectious.

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    Cathay expects ‘significantly higher’ second-half loss

    2020-12-16T09:56:00Z

    Cathay Pacific Group anticipates a “significantly higher” loss for the six months ending 31 December, as passenger travel demand continues to remain in the doldrums.

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    Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble further delayed to 2021

    2020-12-01T08:02:00Z

    The Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble has been postponed — for a second time — to 2021, following a spike in coronavirus cases in Hong Kong in recent weeks.  

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    The real trouble with travel bubbles

    2020-11-23T07:13:00Z

    A two-week delay in the Hong Kong-Singapore air travel bubble starkly illustrates how fragile an Asia-Pacific air travel recovery will be absent a universal coronavirus vaccine.

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    Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble postponed, after surge in coronavirus cases

    2020-11-21T09:44:00Z

    Singapore and Hong Kong have pushed back the start of air travel bubble arrangements, a day before it was due to commence, and following a spike in coronavirus cases in Hong Kong. 

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    Cathay’s ‘very difficult’ October sees first traffic decline in months

    2020-11-14T04:07:00Z

    Cathay Pacific cut capacity in October — the first time in nearly half a year — as it saw passenger load factor for the month plummet to its lowest since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. 

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    Singapore, Hong Kong travel bubble begins 22 November

    2020-11-11T04:01:00Z

    The air travel bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong — the first such arrangement for both cities — will commence on 22 November, allowing for all forms of travel without having to undergo a 14-day quarantine. Outlining further details on the travel arrangements, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore ...

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    Hong Kong eyes November launch for travel bubble with Singapore

    2020-10-29T09:52:00Z

    Hong Kong expects its proposed air travel bubble with Singapore will start in November, allowing passengers to travel between the two destinations without a 14-day quarantine. “The aim is that within the next month, we can introduce the air travel bubble with Singapore,” says Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie ...

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    How protests and pandemic pushed Cathay to the brink

    2020-10-21T10:40:00Z

    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’

    2020-10-21T06:27:00Z

    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

    2020-10-21T02:42:00Z

    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

    2020-04-09T00:54:00Z

    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

    2020-03-11T04:56:00Z

    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%

    2020-02-04T11:13:00Z

    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

    2020-01-29T01:32:00Z

    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

    2020-01-17T03:28:00Z

    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

    2019-12-23T17:48:00Z

    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.