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Opinion: Chinese Crackdown on Cathay Pacific Sets Bad Precedent

On Aug. 14, 2019, the aviation world was stunned by Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg's decision to step down amid protests in Hong Kong. Though not officially confirmed, it is apparent that the resignation was Beijing’s response to news that Cathay Pacific employees were participating in protests. Hogg, the person instrumental in Cathay’s return to profitability, was forced to resign and in his place, Augustus Tang Kin-Wing was named chief executive. The new CEO immediately set to distance himself from…

Opinion: Chinese Crackdown on Cathay Pacific Sets Bad Precedent

On Aug. 14, 2019, the aviation world was stunned by Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg's decision to step down amid protests in Hong Kong. Though not officially confirmed, it is apparent that the resignation was Beijing’s response to news that Cathay Pacific employees were participating in protests. Hogg, the person…

Cathay Pacific Remains Optimistic Despite Headwinds

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific has announced a net profit of $171.8 million for the first half of 2019. According to the interim result, the passenger revenue increased by 5.6 percent, the capacity increased by 6.7 percent and the load factor remained unchanged at 84.2 percent. But the group’s cargo revenue…

Cathay Pacific Remains Optimistic Despite Headwinds

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific has announced a net profit of $171.8 million for the first half of 2019. According to the interim result, the passenger revenue increased by 5.6 percent, the capacity increased by 6.7 percent and the load factor remained unchanged at 84.2 percent. But the group’s cargo revenue…

American Unlocks New Route Options with Cathay Dragon Codeshare Agreement

American Airlines has announced the signing of a codeshare agreement with Hong Kong-based Cathay Dragon, a Oneworld alliance partner. The agreement adds four new destinations to American's network while increasing existing service to three other cities, all of which are located in Southeast Asia, and increases interconnectivity between the two…

Cathay Pacific Grows European Cargo Operations

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific is continuing to expand its services, starting with a busy month for the airline. The carrier started a new four times per week service between Hong Kong and Seattle, along with the confirmation of taking over Hong Kong Express for $630 million from cash-strapped Chinese conglomerate…

Seattle Grows International Route Network with Three New Routes and…

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the 8th busiest airport in the United States, just got a little busier as it inaugurated three new routes over a 24 hour period this past weekend. Seeing a combination of new routes and new airlines during the International Air Transport Association's change of season, Seattle further…

Seattle Prepares for New Asia Routes in Upcoming Week

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, commonly shortened to SeaTac, is in for a busy week as three airlines will begin new service from Seattle to points east, growing the airport’s route network to Asia. Already connected to the Far East via a number of international carriers, Seattle will see a combination of…

Cathay Pacific Attempts to Acquire Low-Cost Carrier

In response to the rumors of Cathay Pacific buying a stake in Hong Kong Express, the airline revealed the potential takeover bid for the low-cost carrier. The airline is “in active discussion about an acquisition involving Hong Kong Express.” But the airline added, “no agreement for the acquisition has been…

Cathay Pacific Begins Washington Dulles Service with A350-1000

Cathay Pacific launched its longest route to date on Saturday to Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia. The flight was a major milestone for both the airline and airport, as Cathay inaugurated its first long-haul flight on its brand-new Airbus A350-1000XWB and Dulles saw a new international carrier grace its…