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Cathay Pacific finalises order for 32 A321neo aircraft

World’s most efficient single-aisle for operation by Cathay Dragon Cathay Pacific Airways has finalised an order with Airbus for 32 A321neo single-aisle aircraft. The aircraft will be operated by Cathay Dragon, the regional carrier of the Group, on services linking its Hong Kong home base with destinations across Asia. The purchase agreement firms up an MOU announced last month. The ne...

Cathay Pacific confirms it will cut jobs after biggest review in 20 years

Hong Kong’s flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways will cut jobs and consider shifting some flights to its short-haul arm after completing the biggest review of its business in two decades, it said on Wednesday. The company laid out the results of the review in a document seen by Reuters that was e-mailed to its 33,700 employees on Wednesday after 350 managers were briefed in an internal mee...

Cathay Pacific Unveils Routes for Its A350

For those of you looking to redeem miles for a Cathay Pacific award ticket from a US gateway, the airline uses the A330, A340, or B777 for the second leg departing from Hong Kong to other cities in Asia. It’s gradually replacing the aging A330 and A340 products with the A350 plane, which features a new coach class and the same reverse herringbone business class seat, though slig...

Cathay Pacific Airways becomes new operator of the A350 XWB

Cathay Pacific Airways has become the sixth airline to operate the world’s latest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner. The airline’s first aircraft featuring the carrier’s new livery has arrived at its home base in Hong Kong. Cathay Pacific has configured its A350-900 with a premium three class layout with a total of 280 seats, comprising 38 in Business Class, con...

Four-month-old baby dies during Cathay Pacific flight from London to Hong Kong

A four-month-old girl has died while travelling on a Cathay Pacific Airways flight from London to Hong Kong. The infant is believed to have been suffering from a gastrointestinal disease when the family boarded the plane at Heathrow on Sunday. She fell unconscious during the flight and her parents - who were planning on visiting relatives in China – alerted cabin crew immediately. A...

Cathay Pacific Fined $547,000 for Pilot Pay Practices in France

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. was fined almost 500,000 euros ($547,000) for what a French court termed irregular pay practices concerning pilots operating European routes for the Hong Kong-based airline. The penalty was imposed after union complaints that crew stationed at Charles de Gaulle airport weren’t being recognized by Cathay as based in France, allowing it to avoid making proper pay...

Cathay headed to Gatwick

Cathay Pacific has given Australians a new one-stop option for trips to London with a return to Gatwick Airport from September 2016. The Hong Kong-based carrier will fly four times a week to London Gatwick with three-class Airbus A350-900s offering 38 business, 28 premium economy and 214 economy class seats. The new flight lifts Cathay’s schedule to the UK capital to 39 flights a week,...

Cathay Pacific Confirms A350 Flight to London Gatwick

Cathay Pacific Airways (CX) Thursday announced that it will launch a new four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and London's second airport Gatwick (LGW) next year, using its brand new Airbus A350-900 aircraft. Pending government approval, Cathay Pacific will be the only airline that flies non-stop between Gatwick and Hong Kong. Commencing on September 2, 2016, the new flights...