Cathay Pacific Brings Back its First Class Offering

Cathay Pacific is once again offering its First-Class product which will initially be available on flights to Europe and Japan. As passenger demand increases, the airline continues to add more operations, more seats and upgrade its premium services. London Heathrow (LHR) is the first destination to re-introduce the airline's flagship…

Cathay Pacific Returns to Russian Airspace, Limiting Codeshares from Other…

Since Nov. 1, Cathay Pacific Airways flight CX841 service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Hong Kong returned to Russian airspace due to a strong high altitude headwind in the temperate zone. Previously, such weather has caused the flight to divert to Taipei to fuel up. Cathay…

Cathay Pacific Set to Resume Polar Routes Overflying Russian Airspace

Starting November 1, Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific will reinstate some of its routes that involve overflying Russian airspace, as reported by Bloomberg. In doing so, the airline will resume operations over polar regions for the first time since restrictions were imposed in February following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the…

Cathay Pacific Increases Flight Frequencies Amid Surging Demand

Hongkongers have started dusting off their passports and returning to the skies again following the lifting of travel restrictions in September. In response to that surging demand, Cathay Pacific has increased flight frequencies across a wide variety of routes. Earlier, the Hong Kong government scrapped hotel quarantine policies and implemented…

Cathay Pacific Reports Higher Passenger Demand, Continues to Experience Hindrances

After two and half years of the pandemic, Cathay Pacific Airways continues to experience the effects of travel disruptions and restrictions. Hong Kong’s flag carrier has revealed its latest travel figure for August, carrying a total of 253,901 passengers — an increase of 87.6 percent, compared to the same time…

Airbus Cancels Remainder of Qatar A350 Order as Dispute Continues

 French aircraft manufacturer Airbus has canceled the remainder of Qatar Airways A350 orders following a dispute over what Qatari regulators claim is premature surface damage.  Qatari regulators grounded nearly half of Qatar’s A350 fleet consisting of both the -900 and -1000 variants. The airline was the first to fly the…

Cathay Pacific Considers ‘Crucial’ Fleet Renewal

Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific is considering a possible renewal of its fleet, especially to strengthen its short and medium-haul services, Bloomberg reported. A new dispute between Airbus and Boeing could thus be triggered. "We are constantly looking at the fleet requirements," assured Augustus Tang, the company’s CEO. "We have not…

Hong Kong Government, Cathay Pacific Adhere to New Travel Guidelines

In May, Hong Kong is going to relax its travel restrictions and allow non-residents to enter the city after a two years hiatus. Foreign travelers are required to be fully vaccinated with a negative COVID-19 test result before boarding the flight and hold a confirmed hotel booking for quarantine. The…

Greater Bay Airlines Receives New Aircraft

Greater Bay Airlines — a brand-new airline in Hong Kong — received its second Boeing 737-800 aircraft, after being granted the Air Transport License in February. The new aircraft has registered with registration B-KJB and leased from China’s ICBC Leasing. According to local media, the aircraft was owned by Norwegian…