All Hong Kong SAR articles – Page 4

  • Changi Terminal 1 Departures
    Opinion

    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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    News

    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. 

  • Cathay Pacific
    News

    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. 

  • Hong Kong_Dan Freeman_Unsplash
    News

    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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    News

    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 ...

  • Cathay Pacific A330
    In depth

    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. 

  • Boeing 777-9 Cathay Pacific
    News

    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”. 

  • Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-900
    News

    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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    News

    ​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 ...

  • Cathay Pacific A330
    News

    ‘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. ...

  • Cathay A350
    News

    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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    News

    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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    News

    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 ...

  • BA_20191223_Bombardier Celebrates Delivery of First Global 6500 Aircraft
    News

    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.

  • BA strike
    Opinion

    British Airways and Cathay Pacific woes demonstrate airline PR vulnerability

    2019-09-17T10:52:00Z

    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.

  • Cathay Pacific Hogg Slosar Loo
    Analysis

    Hogg the fall guy as China shines spotlight on Cathay

    2019-08-26T09:22:00Z

    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.

  • News

    Cathay first-half profit soars despite trade headwinds

    2019-08-07T07:57:27Z

    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.

  • News

    Cathay Dragon to operate seasonal Niigata, Tokushima flights

    2019-08-01T08:05:32Z

    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

    FPG Amentum branches into Hong Kong

    2019-07-25T09:07:00Z

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

  • News

    Cathay, Lufthansa expand codeshare on Hong Kong-Europe flights

    2019-07-15T08:32:00Z

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