50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

To increase Awareness and to build Relationships - meet Cathay Pacific

Download: Printable PDF Date: 19 Nov 2019 07:52 categories:
Publisher:
To increase Awareness and to build Relationships - meet Cathay Pacific - Airlines publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: United Arab Emirates Aircraft: Airplanes Airline: Cathay Pacific

There are general wellknown things about Cathay Pacific Group: Everything starter back in 1946, today, it is a company with a long history of connecting Hong-Kong with the rest of the World. Cathay Pacific Airways is a founding member of oneworld®. By now, all airlines of the group together, offers scheduled passenger and cargo services to over 200 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe and Africa, using a fleet of around 240 aircraft. We used the opportunity to ask for more details during Dubai Airshow 2019 and talk to to Vishnu Rajendran - Area Manager – Middle East, Cathay Pacific. Here is the essential of our discussion:

Q: Your company is following a new fleet expansion and optimisation strategy; can you tell us more?

A: “Cathay Pacific Group’s plans for fleet expansion and optimisation are really exciting for all airlines within the group – Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, HK Express and Air Hong Kong. The move allows each to maximise operational efficiency and synergy, in turn strengthening Hong Kong’s position as Asia’s leading international aviation hub.

“As part of this move, we have existing orders for 65 new aircrafts with delivery staggered between 2020 and 2024. Investments will be made throughout each of the airlines along with their products and services.”

Q: What challenges you see for your airline on today’s market?

A: “Today’s aviation and travel market remains cyclic, requiring airlines to adapt to changing demands and external influencers to remain robust in the marketplace. The Middle East region is extremely competitive with three exceptionally strong carriers. Recognising this, and to complement our existing premium product, we have made recent enhancements on our IFE system which has seen us quadruple our offering. We are now offering more newly released blockbuster movies, more live sports coverage and a huge range of complete boxsets. You could fly non-stop around the world 45 times and still not finish the content available on our IFE’s.”

Q: What we can expect from Cathay Pacific in the nearest feature?

A: “The Middle East remains an important market for Cathay Pacific and we will continue to focus on providing the best service to both our online and offline markets. As part of our efforts we will continue to consolidate our position in the market and further promote our premium offering in the Middle East, which is something we are well known for globally. We are also working across our offline markets like in Lebanon and Jordan to increase awareness of our product and grow our footprint and relationships with new and existing partners. In addition to our product and offering, Cathay Pacific provides competitively priced fares not only to our home hub, but also to destinations further afield in Asia and Australasia.”

 

Related event:
17
November
2019
United Arab Emirates, DWC, Dubai Airshow Site, DWC, Dubai Airshow Site.


Archived
3 weeks ago



Loading comments for To increase Awareness and to build Relationships - meet Cathay Pacific...


Recommended

400th Gulfstream G650 aircraft delivered

Congratulations Gulfstream Aerospace on the delivery milestone - the 400th Gulfstream G650! The record-breaking, ultralong-range extended-range Gulfstream G650ER will be based in the U.S.&nb...

China Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines to power order of up to 30 A321neo Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney and China Airlines announced selection of the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine to power an order of up to 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The order includes 25 firm A321neo a...

The final design features of its SH09 helicopter will be presented at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

Kopter continues to expand the performance and flight envelope of the SH09 Prototype 3, while simultaneously increasing flight test activities in the flight test center located at Pozzallo, Sicily. P3...

First airline to raise funds tied to United Nations Sustainable Development goals

The first airline to secure funding for a project based on its compatibility with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations is Etihad Airways! Through a partnership with First...