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Encyclopedia > Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific Airways
國泰航空
IATA
CX
ICAO
CPA
Callsign
CATHAY
Founded 1946
Hubs Hong Kong International Airport
Focus cities

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport
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Frequent flyer program Asia Miles
The Marco Polo Club
Member lounge The Wing, The Pier (in Hong Kong International Airport, First/Business Class)
Alliance Oneworld
Subsidiaries Dragonair
Fleet size 116 (+48 orders)
Destinations 111 (Including code-share)
Parent company Swire Group (Swire Pacific)
Company slogan Now you're really flying
Headquarters Hong Kong
Key people
  • Christopher Dale Pratt (Chairman)
  • Nan Lok Philip Chen (Deputy Chairman)
  • Tony Tyler (CEO)
  • John Slosar (COO)
Website: http://www.cathaypacific.com

Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (traditional Chinese: 國泰航空有限公司; SEHK: 0293, OTCBB: CPCAY) is the largest airline and flag carrier of Hong Kong. Based at Hong Kong International Airport, the airline's operations include scheduled passenger and cargo services to 120 destinations worldwide.[1] Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... Asia Miles (Chinese: 亞洲萬里通) is a frequent flyer programme of Cathay Pacific. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited, operating as Dragonair, (Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is an airline based in Hong Kong. ... Cathay Pacific operates services to the following destinations (at February 2006, this does not include codeshare destinations): Image:CXRouteMap. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... The Swire Group is a transnational corporation headquartered in London, England. ... The Swire Group is a transnational corporation headquartered in London, England. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... A Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a corporate officer responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the corporation. ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (traditional Chinese: , also 港交所; abbreviated as HKEX; SEHK: 0388) is the stock exchange of Hong Kong. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... National airlines redirects here. ... Chek Lap Kok Airport Traditional Chinese: Simplified Chinese: Hong Kong International Airport (IATA: HKG, ICAO: VHHH) is the main airport in Hong Kong. ...


Cathay Pacific is one of only six airlines worldwide to carry a five-star rating from Skytrax. Cathay was named "Airline of the Year" in 2003 and 2005 by Skytrax and in 2006 by Air Transport World and OAG. Cathay Pacific is accredited by the IATA with the IOSA (IATA Operations Safety Audit) for safety practices.[2] It is also a member of the Oneworld alliance. Skytrax is a United Kingdom-based researching company for commercial airlines. ... OAG is a global content management company specializing in travel and transport. ... For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ...

Contents

History

Cathay City, the headquarters
Boeing 747-400 at Hong Kong International Airport
Boeing 747-400 at London Heathrow Airport
Cleaning a Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 at London Heathrow Airport
Cathay Pacific at Hong Kong International Airport
Boeing 747-400

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Early years

Cathay Pacific Airways was founded in Hong Kong on 24 September 1946 by American Roy Farrell and Australian Sydney de Kantzow. Both men were ex-air force pilots who had flown The Hump, a route over the Himalayan Mountains. Each man put up HK$1 to register the airline. Although initially based in Shanghai, the two men moved to Hong Kong to found Cathay Pacific Airways. They named it "Cathay" because it was the Medieval name given to China, derived from "Khitan", and "Pacific" because Farrell speculated that they would one day fly across the Pacific.[3] The Chinese name for the company comes from a Chinese idiom meaning "Grand and Peaceful State". is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hump was the name given by Allied pilots to the eastern end of the Himalayan Mountains over which they flew from India to China to resupply the Flying Tigers and the Chinese Government of Chiang Kai-shek. ... The Hong Kong Dollar (ISO 4217: HKD) is the official currency of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) within the Peoples Republic of China. ...


According to legend, the airline was conceived by Farrell and some foreign correspondents at the bar of the Manila Hotel. On Cathay Pacific's maiden voyage, Roy Farrell and Sydney de Kantzow flew from Hong Kong to Manila, and later on to Shanghai. They had a single Douglas DC-3, nicknamed Betsy. The airline initially flew routes between Hong Kong, Sydney, Manila, Singapore, Shanghai, and Canton, while scheduled service was limited to Bangkok, Manila, and Singapore only. Family Coat of Arms von Kantzow is the name of a noble family from the German part of Pommern, and is sometimes listed without the leading von. ... The Douglas DC-3 is an American fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft whose speed and range revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... CITIC Plaza Guangzhou (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin:  ; jyutping : Gwong²zau¹) is the capital and a sub-provincial city of Guangdong Province in the southern part of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Location within Thailand Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ...


In 1948 Butterfield & Swire bought 45% of Cathay Pacific, with Australian National Airways taking 35% and Farrell and de Kantzow taking 10% each. The new company began operations on 1 July 1948 and was registered as Cathay Pacific Airways (1948) Ltd on 18 October 1948.[1] Swire later acquired 52% of Cathay Pacific and today the airline is still 40% owned by the Swire Group through Swire Pacific. Ansett Australia or Ansett was a major Australian domestic and international airline, flying many passengers around Australia and to many destinations in Asia at its height in 1996. ... Family Coat of Arms von Kantzow is the name of a noble family from the German part of Pommern, and is sometimes listed without the leading von. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Swire Group is a transnational corporation headquartered in London, England. ...


Expansion in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s

The airline prospered into the 1960s, buying rival Hong Kong Airways in 1959, carrying its one millionth passenger in 1964, recording double digit growth from 1962 to 1967, acquiring its first jet engined aircraft (Convair 880), and beginning international routes to airports in Japan. In the 1970s, Cathay Pacific installed a computerised reservation system and flight simulators. In 1979, Cathay Pacific acquired its first Boeing 747 and applied for traffic rights to begin flying to London. Expansion continued into the 1980s, when an industry-wide boom encouraged route growth to many European and North American centres. In 1986, Cathay Pacific went public. Logo of Hongkong Airways Hongkong Airways was an airline based in Hong Kong in the 1950s. ... The first Convair 880 The Convair 880 was a jet airliner produced by the Convair division of General Dynamics. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... North American redirects here. ...


The 1990s

In January 1990, Cathay Pacific and its parent company, Swire Pacific, acquired a significant shareholding in Dragonair, and a 60% stake in cargo airline Air Hong Kong. During the early 1990s, Cathay Pacific launched a programme to upgrade passenger service. Also, the green and white striped livery was replaced with the current "brushstroke" livery. Cathay Pacific began a US$9 billion fleet replacement program during the mid-1990s that resulted with Cathay Pacific having one of the youngest airline fleets in the world. In 1996, CITIC bought a 25% stake in Cathay Pacific while the Swire Group holding was reduced to 44% as two other Chinese companies, CNAC and CTS also bought substantial holdings. For other uses of this term, see Dragonair. ... Cargo aircraft of Air Hong Kong taken in Narita Airport. ... China International Trust Investment Company (中國國際信托投資公司) or commonly known as CITIC is a state-owned investment company of the Peoples Republic of China, established by Rong Yiren in 1979 with the approval from Deng Xiaoping. ... The Swire Group is a transnational corporation headquartered in London, England. ...


In 1997, administration of Hong Kong was transferred from the UK to the People's Republic of China. Most of Cathay Pacific's aircraft were registered in Hong Kong and bore a registration beginning with "VR". Under the terms of an agreement within the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group (JLG), registration was changed by December, 1997 to the prefix "B", which is used by the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan).[4] Cathay Pacific aircraft formerly carried a painted Union Jack on the tail [5] but these were removed several years before the 1997 takeover. [6] The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent...


In September 1998, Cathay Pacific became a founding member of the Oneworld alliance. In 1999, they completed their new headquarters, named Cathay City, which is located at Hong Kong International Airport. Cathay Pacific was hurt by the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s, but recorded a record HK$5 billion profit in 2000. For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ... The Asian financial crisis was a financial crisis that started in July 1997 in Thailand and affected currencies, stock markets, and other asset prices in several Asian countries, many considered East Asian Tigers. ...


The 49'ers - industrial troubles

Cathay Pacific sacked 49 of its 1,500 pilots on July 9, 2001; hence, they are known as "the 49ers" (though total dismissals and downgrades subsequent totalled 62). About half of the fired pilots were captains, or 5 percent of the total pilot group. But of the 21 officers of the Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association (HKAOA), 9 were fired, including four of the seven union negotiators.


"The firing was pure intimidation, a union-bust straight up, designed to be random enough to put the fear in all pilots that they might be next, no reason given," says Capt. Nigel Demery, president of the HKAOA (and also Hong Kong-ALPA, the IFALPA affiliate of all Hong Kong based flight crew members.)


A later head of the HKAOA, Captain Murray Gardner, is said to have favoured a more soft line approach to dealing with management and indeed workplace relations between the two groups have been largely conciliatory since 2002.


Cathay offered the 49 pilots it sacked in 2001 the chance to reapply for pilot positions with its cargo division, guaranteeing such applicants first interviews, subject to passing psychometric testing. In the event, 19 applied and 12 were offered jobs.[2]


Acquisition of Dragonair

On 9 June 2006, Cathay Pacific underwent a shareholding realignment under which Dragonair became wholly owned by Cathay Pacific but continued to operate under its own brand. Air China, and its subsidiary, CNAC Limited, acquired a 17.5% stake in Cathay Pacific, and Cathay Pacific doubled its shareholding in Air China to 20%. CITIC reduced its shareholding to 17.5%, and Swire reduced its shareholding to 40%. is the 160th day of the year (161st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Present

To celebrate the airline's 60th anniversary in 2006 a year of roadshows named the "Cathay Pacific 60th Anniversary Skyshow" was held where the public could see the developments of the airline, play games, meet some of the airline's staff, and view vintage uniforms. Cathay Pacific also introduced anniversary merchandise and in-flight meals served by famous restaurants in Hong Kong in collaboration with the celebrations. In 2007 Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried more than 23 million passengers.


Awards

  • Cathay Pacific is one of 6 airlines worldwide which has been rated as a 5 star airline by Skytrax
  • Cathay Pacific was named World's Best Overall Airline in 2003 and 2005 by a Skytrax survey
  • Cathay Pacific is also accredited by the IATA with the IOSA (IATA Operations Safety Audit) for its safety practices
  • The airline was also awarded with Best First Class, Best First Class Lounge (Hong Kong), and Best Business Class Lounge (Hong Kong) by Skytrax.[7]
  • The airline was named Airline of the Year 2006 by Air Transport World magazine[8] and by OAG.[9]
  • Cathay Pacific have been awarded Most Punctual Airline between London and Hong Kong for the third consecutive year in 2007.[10]

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Destinations

Further information: Cathay Pacific destinations
  • Cathay Pacific Cargo has launched daily freighter services from Hong Kong to Shanghai using Boeing 747-200F aircraft, making it the second mainland China city served after it resumed passenger services to Beijing in December 2003, after a 13 year break (ref: Airliner World, March 2005).
Flight CX831 above North Pole
  • Cathay Pacific operates twice daily return non-stop flights from Hong Kong to New York JFK that fly approximately over the North Pole CX830 & CX840 operate From HKG to JFK; CX831 & CX841 operate JFK to HKG. It is Cathay Pacific's longest non-stop flight, as well as one of the longest non-stop flights by distance in the world at 8055mi or 12968 km, lasting for approximately 16 hours. Continental Airlines also operates on this route, departing from Newark Liberty International Airport. In addition, Cathay Pacific operates daily return Hong Kong-Toronto non-stop flights, (CX826/827) which are also operated via polar routes. These routes are now flown using Cathay Pacific's B777-300ERs.

Cathay Pacific operates services to the following destinations (at February 2006, this does not include codeshare destinations): Image:CXRouteMap. ... Chek Lap Kok Airport Traditional Chinese: Simplified Chinese: Hong Kong International Airport (IATA: HKG, ICAO: VHHH) is the main airport in Hong Kong. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For the regional airport in Wisconsin, see John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport. ... A non-stop flight in the aviation industry refers to any flight which does not involve any intermediate stops. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kai Tak Airport (Traditional Chinese: ) was the international airport of Hong Kong from 1925 until 1998. ... Heathrow redirects here. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... For the massive interchange outside of Newark Liberty International Airport, see Newark Airport Interchange. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Bandaranaike International Airport (IATA: CMB, ICAO: VCBI) is Sri Lankas only international airport. ... Map of Colombo with its administrative districts Coordinates: , District Colombo District Government  - Mayor Uvaiz Mohammad Imitiyaz (Sri Lanka Freedom Party) Area  - City 37. ...

Future destinations

(Primary Source: Cathay Pacific Press Room )

  • On 15 January 2008, Cathay Pacific announced that it will enhance its schedule to India beginning 29 February, with more flights added to Delhi and Mumbai and the launch of a new destination, Chennai. Services to Mumbai and Delhi will become a daily operation from 29 February with the addition of three more flights a week to each city. The extra flights to Mumbai will continue on to Dubai. On March 30, the airline will add a further three flights a week to Mumbai, taking the number of flights to the city to 10 a week. At the same time, another daily flight will be added to Delhi, making a total of 14 flights a week. On 2 June Cathay Pacific will add Chennai, India's fourth-largest city, to its network with four flights a week. In addition to the Cathay Pacific India enhancements, sister airline Dragonair will launch a daily flight to Bangalore, the country's information technology centre, on 1 July, using an A330-300 aircraft.

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Fleet

Livery

All planes of Cathay Pacific bear its logo as well as small lettering with "Asia's World City Hong Kong" on it. All planes also bear the Oneworld logo. For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ...


Passenger

Cathay Pacific operate 115 planes, 36 of which are fitted with 3 classes of service (First, Long-haul Business, and Economy) for long-haul flights and 47 are fitted with 2 classes of service (Long-haul/Regional Business and Economy) for short-haul flights and some long-haul flights. Cathay Pacific only operates wide body jets, which includes their cargo fleet of 21 freighters.


In April 2008, the average age of the Cathay Pacific fleet was 11.1 years.[11]

Cathay Pacific Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers Notes
Airbus A330-300 31
(9 orders)
New 2-class Interior
264 (41/223)
2-class
311 (44/267)
3-class
251 (8/32/211)
Fitted with either Regional Business Class or First, Long Haul Business Class
Current A330s with First Class will be reconfigured as 2-class with new cabin interiors
Airbus A340-300 15 New 2-class Interior
287 (30/257)

2-class
287 (30/257)
3-class
243 (8/30/205) The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner. ... For the road in England, see A340 road. ...

Fitted with either Long Haul Business Class or First, Long Haul Business Class
All A340s will be reconfigured as 2-class with new cabin interiors
Airbus A340-600 3 286 (8/60/218) Leases expiring, 2 to be leased to Air Asia X,1 to Hainan Airlines
Exit from service: 2008
Boeing 747-400 23 New Interior
379 (9/46/324)
Premium
345 (12/65/268)
Standard
383 (12/47/324)
Fitted with First and Long Haul Business Class
All B747s will be reconfigured as 3-class with new cabin interiors
Boeing 777-200 5 336 (45/291) Fitted with Regional Business Class
Boeing 777-300 12 385 (59/326) Fitted with Regional Business Class
Boeing 777-300ER 7
(23 orders)
301 (6/57/238) Factory-installed new cabin interior

On 1 December 2005, Cathay Pacific announced an order for 16 777-300ER aircraft (4 on lease from ILFC) to be delivered between September 2007 and July 2010, plus options on 20 more of the type, 2 of which were converted to orders on 1 June 2006. Cathay Pacific also ordered 3 more A330-300 the same day, with the delivery of the aircraft scheduled for 2008. Cathay Pacific may reach a decision regarding the issue of how the airline's future high-capacity long-haul requirements are to be fulfilled by ordering either the Airbus A380-800/-900, Airbus A350, Boeing 787 or the Boeing 747-8. However, Cathay Pacific recently stated that they have no plans to order Airbus A380 nor Boeing 787 soon.[12] For the road in England, see A340 road. ... AirAsia X is a new longhaul budget airline that will begin operations as late as August 2008[1]. The new carrier is owned by FlyAsianXpress (FAX), a small airline serving rural routes in East Malaysia which franchises the brand name of AirAsia, Asias largest low cost carrier. ... CHH redirects here. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... ILFC (International Lease Finance Corporation, though the abbreviation is the more common usage) is an aircraft lessor headquartered in Los Angeles, California. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner. ... The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, an EADS subsidiary. ... A350 redirects here. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide-body, twin engine jet airliner currently under development by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 747-8 is the latest variant of the Boeing 747, officially announced in 2005. ...

Airbus A330-300 fuselage livery. This aircraft was named "Progress Hong Kong"

On 29 August 2006, Cathay Pacific took delivery of its 100th aircraft, an Airbus A330-300 with the registration B-LAD. For the aircraft acceptance ceremony in Toulouse, the aircraft was painted in a 60th anniversary livery with a 60th anniversary sticker behind the second doors (2L and 2R) and the letters '100th aircraft' at the rear of the aircraft. The aircraft was named "Progress Hong Kong", a name that was chosen from a competition by the staff. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 481 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (909 × 1132 pixel, file size: 215 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 481 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (909 × 1132 pixel, file size: 215 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On 7 August 2007, Cathay Pacific Airways announced that it had placed an order for five more wide-body Boeing 777-300ER “Extended Range” aircraft for a total price of about US$11 billion, increasing its commitment to a total of 23 of the aircraft type[13]. These five additional Boeing 777-300ERs will be purchased directly from the Boeing Company and will be delivered in 2011. is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...


On 8 November 2007, Cathay Pacific announced that it had placed an order for 7 additional 777-300ERs and 10 747-8F freighters with Boeing. The airline also took 14 options for the new freighter at that time. This order, if all options are exercised, would make Cathay Pacific the largest operator of 777-300ERs in Asia and largest operator of 747-8Fs in the world. The order has a listed price of $5.2 billion US.[14] is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


On 6 December 2007, Cathay Pacific placed a firm order for 8 more Airbus A330-300 aircraft valued at approximately US$1.7 billion at list prices. Together with the commitment for 17 long-haul passenger aircraft and freighters announced the previous month, the new aircraft will take the Cathay Pacific Group's fleet size to 200 by 2012. From that 200 aircraft, Cathay Pacific will operate 150 by itself, and the rest will be used by Cathay Pacific subsidiaries. is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

Cathay Pacific Cargo Boeing 747-400BCF taxis to the runway at London Heathrow Airport.

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Cargo

Cathay Pacific Cargo Fleet
Aircraft Total Notes
Boeing 747-200F 6 1 B747-200F (B-HVY) is retired from Cathay Pacific's freighter fleet
Boeing 747-400F 6
Boeing 747-400BCF 7
(1 orders)
Boeing 747-400ERF 1
(5 orders)
Boeing 747-8F (10 orders)

On March 19, 2007, Hong Kong Airport Authority awarded the airline’s wholly owned subsidiary, Cathay Pacific Services Ltd (“CPSL”), a franchise to invest in, design, construct and operate a new air cargo terminal at Hong Kong International Airport (“HKIA”). A 20-year franchise agreement was signed between CPSL and AAHK for a common use cargo terminal. The new cargo terminal will be built in the cargo area at the airport, close to the existing cargo servicing facilities. The terminal facility will occupy a site area of approximately 10 hectares. The new cargo terminal will be operated by a separate management team in CPSL, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific. The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ...


Retired

Cathay Pacific "Betsy" aircraft
Cathay Pacific "Niki" model outside the Cathay Pacific headquarters

Since its conception in 1946, Cathay Pacific had operated many types of aircraft. The first two Cathay Pacific aircraft were two World War II surplus Douglas DC-3s named Betsy and Niki. Betsy (VR-HDB), which is the first aircraft for Cathay Pacific, is now a permanent exhibit in the Hong Kong Science Museum. Niki (VR-HDA) was lost, but a similar DC-3 has been purchased by Cathay Pacific. It was renovated and repainted by CX Engineering and the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company and it now wears the original Cathay Pacific color scheme. This aircraft received "Niki"s' old VR-HDA registration and is now on public view in the car park outside the Flight Training Centre of Cathay City. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 384 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) zh: 香港科學館的國泰航空DC-3客機。由Wrightbus拍攝。 en A Cathay Pacific Douglas DC-3 in Hong Kong Science Museum. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 384 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) zh: 香港科學館的國泰航空DC-3客機。由Wrightbus拍攝。 en A Cathay Pacific Douglas DC-3 in Hong Kong Science Museum. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (960 × 1280 pixel, file size: 268 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Nikki outside the Cathay City, Hong Kong. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (960 × 1280 pixel, file size: 268 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Nikki outside the Cathay City, Hong Kong. ... The Hong Kong Science Museum (Chinese: 香港科學館, pinyin: Xiang Gang Ke Xue Guan) is a scientific-themed museum in Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong. ... The Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (香港飛機工程有限公司), better known as HAECO (香港飛機工程), SEHK: 0044 NASDAQ: HKAEY is a major provider of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services in Asia-Pacific. ...


Other aircraft that have been in service with Cathay Pacific are:

  • Douglas DC-3
  • Douglas DC-4
  • Douglas DC-6
  • Lockheed L-188 Electra
  • Convair 880
  • Boeing 707-320
  • Boeing 747-200B (remained in service with freighter only)
  • Boeing 747-300
  • Airbus A340-200 (leased from Philippine Airlines for 3 years before delivery of A340-300)
  • Lockheed L-1011-100 TriStar (one of the Lockheed-VR-HOI was purchased from Eastern Air Lines (N318EA) when they went bankrupt)

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Services

Catering

Cathay Pacific First Class fruit & cheese course.

Food and beverages served on flights leaving Hong Kong are provided by Cathay Pacific Catering Services in facilities in Hong Kong. CLS Catering Services Limited is a joint venture with LSG Sky Chefs and offers inflight catering from airports in Toronto, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia. Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ...


In-flight entertainment

Since the early 1990s, all seats in all classes have been equipped with Personal TVs (PTVs) featuring Cathay's inflight entertainment system, StudioCX. There are two versions of Studio CX:

  • Economy Class and Regional Business Class feature 20 video channels and 22 audio channels running on a 2-hour cycle. The primary language of the content is English but with Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese content also always available along and other languages (Korean, Thai, Hindi, French, Italian and German) sometimes available, depending on the route being flown.
  • For first class and long-haul business class (including on short-haul and regional flights using aircraft configured in the long-haul layout) StudioCX includes an Audio/Video On Demand (AVOD) system that provides a choice of 50 movies, 100 TV programmes and 120 audio CDs (in 28 genres).

Ten interactive games are provided in all classes for flights on which AVOD is offered.

StudioCX AVOD suite system with airshow map displayed.

AVOD is available in all First and Business Class cabins on Boeing B747-400s, Boeing B777-300ERs, Airbus A340s (both -300s and -600s) and A330-300s fitted in the long-haul 2- or 3-class configurations. Passengers travelling in the new Economy Class will also enjoy AVOD. The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Airbus S.A.S. (pronounced in English, in French, and in German) is an aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of EADS, a European aerospace concern. ... For the road in England, see A340 road. ... Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large_capacity medium_to_long_range commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ...


Panasonic's "eX2" system is being installed on aircraft with the new seat configuration, and is available on selected A340-300s, A330-300s, B747-400s and all B777-300ERs, and will eventually be provided on all Cathay passenger aircraft.[citation needed]


New seats

Cathay Pacific has been phasing in new seat designs, cabin interiors, and inflight entertainment since May 2007. The first aircraft with the new seats installed is B-HKT, a Boeing 747-400, which made its first commercial flight with them on CX 460 between Hong Kong and Taipei on 11 May 2007. However, only New First and Business Class seats are installed. The new Economy Class seats are installed on the following aircraft : B-HOS, B-HOT, B-HOV, B-HOY, B-HKD, B-HKE, B-HKF, B-HKU, B-HKV, B-HUA and B-HUG (Boeing 747-400); B-LAE, B-LAF, B-LAG and B-LAH (Airbus A330-300); B-HXF (Airbus A340-300) and all Boeing 777-300ERs. All Airbus aircraft with the new cabin will be in a 2-class configuration. The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... Virgin Atlantic Airways Boeing 747-400 Tinker Belle taxiing to the take off point at London Heathrow Airport The Boeing 747-400 is at present the only model of the Boeing 747 in production and will remain the largest commercial airliner in service until the introduction of the Airbus A380. ...


First Class Cabins

Cathay Pacific First Class cabin on the Boeing 747-400.
  • The New First Class can be converted into a fully lie-flat bed measuring 36” x 81” (90cm x 205cm). The new seats include a massage function, a personal closet, an Ottoman for stowage or guest seating, and an adjustable 17", 16:9 PTV.
  • First Class seats[3] can be converted into fully lie-flat beds measuring 22" x 79" (56cm x 201cm) and feature a 10.4" (26cm) PTV, privacy screens and center seat dividers for interior rows, and inseat power and data ports. This configuration is being replaced by the New First Class cabins.

Business Class Cabins

Cathay Pacific flights feature three business class configurations:

  • The New Business Class seats are arranged in a herring-bone configuration and follow a suite-like arrangement. The seats have been well received for their fully lie-flat capabilities, increased privacy, and larger AVOD PTV. Additionally, the seats feature lumbar support, massage, a 110 V AC power socket, and a personal phone. However, some passengers have commented that the seats feel narrow and claustrophobic, that the angled seat pattern is uncomfortable, that the construction quality appears sub-standard, and that passengers traveling together will be separated by the pod layout.[4]
  • Business Class Seats [5] on aircraft configured for long-haul flights include a 20.5" (52cm) wide seat that converts into an angled lie-flat bed at a 60" pitch, measuring over 75" (190.5cm) long. Features of these seats include adjustable headrest and lumbar support, water bottle holders and 10.4" (26cm) PTVs with AVOD located in the seatback. This configuration is being phased out as it is replaced by the New Business Class interiors.
  • The Regional Business Class[6] is provided on Cathay Pacific's Boeing 777s (excluding the 777-300ER) and select Airbus A330-300s. Regional Business Class seats have 20" width and recline to 45" of pitch [7] and feature electrical recline and leg rest. A 9" PTV is located in the armrest provides 20 video and 22 audio channels[8] but does not offer AVOD.

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Economy Class Cabins

  • The New Economy Class seats, offered on aircraft outfitted with the refurbished long-haul interiors, were designed by B/E Aerospace. New features of these seats include a fixed back design that allows passengers to recline without intruding on those seated behind, a 9" PTV providing AVOD, a larger tray table, a coat hook and a literature pocket that has been relocated to below the seat cushion to create more leg room. These seats are 17" in width and have 32" of pitch. [9]
  • Economy Class seats each feature personal 6" PTVs with a choice of 25 channels. These seats are 17" in width and have 32" of pitch. [10] These seats are being replaced with the New Economy Class seats on aircraft receiving the Cathay Pacific's new long-haul interior configuration.

Marco Polo Club/Asia Miles

Cathay Pacific has two loyalty programmes: The Marco Polo Club ("The Club") and Asia Miles. Members of "The Club" are automatically enrolled as Asia Miles members.


The Marco Polo Club divides members into four tiers based on past travel. Higher tiered members are provided with increasing travel benefits on future flights such as upgrades, additional baggage allowance, priority flight booking and lounge access.


Asia Miles is a more traditional travel rewards programme in which "miles" are accumulated by flying on Cathay Pacific or a partner airline. Miles can also be earned by spending through a number of hotels, credit card companies, car rental agencies, telecommunication companies and other non-airline channels. These miles can then be redeemed for flights or other products and services.


Codeshare agreements

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Cathay Pacific has codeshare agreements with the following airlines as of June 2007:

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Incidents and accidents

  • On 16 June 1948, Miss Macao, a flight from Macao to Hong Kong, was hijacked by four men who killed the pilot after takeoff. The plane crashed in the Pearl River Delta near Zhuhai. Twenty-six people died, leaving only one survivor (the leader of the hijackers). This was the first hijacking of a commercial liner in the world. The plane was operated by a Cathay Pacific subsidiary.
  • On 24 February 1949 - in Braemar Reservoir, Hong Kong - Douglas DC-3
  • On 23 July 1954, DC-4, NO:VR-HEU, from Bangkok to Hong Kong was shot down by the People's Liberation Army Air Force in the South China Sea near Hainan Island. Ten people died, leaving eight survivors. After the incident, Cathay Pacific received an apology and compensation from the People's Liberation Army Air Force.
  • On 05 November 1967 in Hong Kong, China - Convair CV-880-22M-3
  • On 15 June 1972, on Flight 700Z from Bangkok to Hong Kong, a bomb exploded in a suitcase placed under a seat in the cabin of the Convair 880 while the aircraft was flying at 29,000 feet over Pleiku, Vietnam. The aircraft disintegrated and crashed, killing all 81 people on board. It was later confirmed that the bomb had been planted on the aircraft by a Royal Thai Police officer whose daughter and fiancée were aboard.
  • On 30 January 2008, the chief Boeing 777 pilot for Cathay Pacific, Captain Ian Wilkinson, performed a low-level flypast, reportedly with permission of the control tower, but without permission from the airline, at the Boeing Everett Factory when taking delivery of a new Boeing 777-300ER. Captain Wilkinson was dismissed for his actions. No injuries or further incident was caused.[15]

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References

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines", Flight International, 2007-04-03, p. 62. 
  2. ^ Cathay Pacific Airways IOSA Operators Profile
  3. ^ "Fly away with Cathay Pacific", Air Highways, retrieved 8 March 2006
  4. ^ HONG KONG - A New Era
  5. ^ Airliners.net/Info. Airliners.net.
  6. ^ Airliners.net. Airliners.net/Info.
  7. ^ World's best: Top 10 airlines named
  8. ^ ATW ATW's 32nd Annual Industry Awards: Airline of the Year-Cathay Pacific Airways
  9. ^ OAG Airline of the Year 2006
  10. ^ Flight on Time London to Hong Kong Punctuality Awards
  11. ^ [http://www.airfleets.net/ageflotte/Cathay%20Pacific.htm Cathay Pacific Fleet age
  12. ^ [1] Cathay Pacific: No Plans for 787 or A380
  13. ^ Cathay orders five more 777-300ERs Flight Global, 7 August 2007
  14. ^ Boeing and Cathay Pacific Announce Order for 10 747-8Fs and Seven 777-300ERs Boeing Press Releases, 8 November 2007
  15. ^ Pilot sacked after fly-by stunt BBC News

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