July 17, 2021| 70 0

Cathay Pacific Prepares for Maiden A321neo Flight Service

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific is on schedule to introduce its first-ever Airbus A321neos into maiden service, as the airline aims in continuing to gradually increase its route network and passenger capacity. Chief Executive Officer Augustus Tang said, “We’re incredibly excited to see our next-generation A321neo take to the skies for the first …

April 30, 2021| 86 0

Cathay Pacific resumes the Dubai route

Cathay Pacific will resume non-stop weekly flights between Dubai and Hong Kong from Friday, May 21. Flights will operate from Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport. “Dubai has been an important route for us for more than four decades and we are extremely excited to be resuming our operations from here. We look forward to welcoming travellers fro …

March 16, 2021| 81 0

Brussels Airport welcomes back Cathay Pacific for pax freighter flights

To increase links with the European vaccine production hub, Cathay Pacific Cargo has announced it is adding additional capacity to operate on the Pharma Corridor between the Belgian capital and Hong Kong. The extra cargo flights are planned until June and the schedule will be adapted to market demand and the latest developments. The airline has seen …

March 10, 2021| 69 0

Cathay Pacific Announces $2.79 Billion Loss For 2020

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airlines has today announced a loss of US$2.79 billion for calendar 2020. The loss follows a year the airline calls the most challenging in its 70-year history. Cathay Pacific only operates international flights. That means the airline has been hit especially hard by COVID-19 and the subsequent border closures and travel …

March 6, 2021| 88 0

Why Is The Airbus A350-900 More Popular Than The A350-1000?

The Airbus A350 XWB family represents an exciting development in next-generation long-haul air travel for the European manufacturer. It first flew in 2013, and entered service with Qatar Airways two years later. The family consists of the A350-900 and -1000 variants, of which the former has seen far more commercial success. But why is this the case …

March 2, 2021| 81 0

IndiGo Sells 8 Airbus A320neos To BOC Aviation For Leaseback

Indian low-cost giant IndiGo has signed a sale-and-leaseback agreement with BOC Aviation for eight new A320neos. The planes will be delivered in the second half of 2021 and feature CFM engines. Let’s find out more about this deal. Key move IndiGo is no stranger to leasing aircraft, with most of its 284 aircraft fleet acquired through leasing deals. T …

February 11, 2021| 70 0

Cathay Pacific Slashes Australia Schedule Only Keeping Sydney

Hong-Kong’s Cathay Pacific has slashed its flights to cities in Australia, retaining only Sydney as its sole destination. This comes amid increasingly tight restrictions on travel, which now mean crew would have to quarantine for 14 days on return to Hong Kong. Several other international routes have also been cut. Cathay drops Australia The new rule …

February 8, 2021| 87 0

Cathay Pacific Loses 5 China Routes After Shutting Cathay Dragon

The Cathay Pacific Group looks set to exit five cities in mainland China. A recent update from the Civil Aviation Administration of China gives the airline group the right to fly to more than 15 cities in mainland China. But the previously served cities of Jinan, Kunming, Changsha, Guilin, and Nanning are missing from the list. Not all bad news for …

February 1, 2021| 83 0

Cathay Pacific Wants To Raise $870mn To Shore Up Liquidity

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific is back raising money to stay in the air. Twelve months into COVID-19 and almost two years since protests began in Hong Kong, the airline’s financial woes continue. Now flying a fraction of its 2019 passenger numbers, Cathay Pacific has a monthly cash burn running up to US$190 million, and there’s no relief in sight. To h …

January 26, 2021| 102 0

The Countries With No Domestic Flights

Did you know that some of the world’s largest and most well-known airlines have no domestic market at all? This, of course, is a result of political geography and the borders a country is defined by. This has become much more important and relevant with the current health crisis as international travel restrictions cripple airlines without any dome …

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