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Cathay Pacific elevated First class service is back

As Cathay Pacific continues to add more flights and more destinations for its customers, the airline’s elevated First class service is also making its much-anticipated return, initially on select flights to and from London Heathrow followed by Paris and Tokyo (Haneda) over the coming months. Since 5 and 6 December, customers can now travel First class with Cathay Pacific on the airline&...

Cathay continues to innovate with the 5th Annual Cathay Hackathon

The Cathay Hackathon 2022 was held successfully this past weekend, with 80 tech-savvy young innovators gathering at Cathay City for 24 hours to join forces and develop creative solutions designed to enhance customers’ travel experience, elevate their lifestyle, and promote sustainability.  Cathay’s annual signature tech event attracted more than 500 applicants from local universit...

Cathay Pacific to purchase 38 million US gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Aemetis

Cathay Pacific signed an offtake agreement with Aemetis for the supply of 38 million US gallons of blended Sustainable Aviation Fuel to be delivered over seven years beginning in 2025 from San Francisco International Airport. The SAF purchased can reduce more than 80,000 tonnes of lifecycle carbon emissions, equivalent to the amount of carbon sequestered by more than 1.3 million tree see...

Cathay Pacific & The Hong Kong Polytechnic University sign Cadet Pilot programme agreement

Cathay Pacific and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University signed a three-year agreement to collaborate on a new integrated course for Cathay Pacific’s Cadet Pilot training programme that will cultivate local aviation industry talent and develop Hong Kong as a hub for aviation training. Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Officer Augustus Tang and PolyU Council Chairman Dr Lam Tai-fai welcomed...

Cathay Pacific hub receives top billing by the Airports Council International

Following an increase in the cargo dedication of Cathay Pacific throughout the pandemic and beyond, the award-winning airline’s hub, Hong Kong International Airport, has been recognised for its cargo proficiency. The international airport was named the world’s busiest cargo airport, as well carrying the most tonnage for 2021, beating last year’s top-ranking Memphis Internati...

Cathay Pacific Cargo introduces Fly Greener, the carbon-offset programme for air freight

Cathay Pacific is taking the lead in aviation’s sustainability efforts in Asia with the extension of Fly Greener to its air cargo services. Fly Greener is a carbon-offset programme powered by an integrated carbon emissions calculator, as part of the airline’s commitment to tackling climate change by achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The new carbon emissions calculator wor...

Cathay Pacific lands first commercial flight at Third Runway at Hong Kong International Airport

Cathay Pacific operated the very first commercial flight to land at the new Third Runway of the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). The landing of flight CX3251 from Shanghai (Pudong), operated by our Boeing 747-400F freighter, at 08:27 local time on 8 July 2022 was conducted as part of the operation familiarisation on the Third Runway. This allows stakeholders from the aviation community to b...

Asia first major Corporate SAF Programme - Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific is launching its pilot Corporate Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Programme, the first major programme of its kind in Asia. The programme provides corporate customers the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint from business travel or airfreight by contributing to the use of SAF uplifted for the first time from Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) on Cathay Pacific flights....