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Cathay Pacific To Cut Capacity in 2020

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific has announced that capacity on the airline will be reduced in 2020 due to impacts from the recent unrest. The capacity reductions will see a decrease of 1.4 percent year-over-year and an adjustment in the carrier’s budget in 2020. In September, the carrier was expecting capacity to grow to 3.3 percent next year. Additionally, the carrier is planning on cutting its Q3 and Q4 profit forecast for the second time this month. “Given the immediate commercial…

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 Data Breach to Affect 9.4 Million People

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific announced that its computer systems had been compromised this past Wednesday. The data breach occurred seven months ago and is reported to compromise personal data of around 9.4 million passengers. Information such as phone numbers, dates of birth, passport numbers, and frequent flier numbers were exposed.…

The Battle for Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific vs. Hong Kong…

In 1946, Cathay Pacific Airways was founded by a small group of Australian and British pilots and investors looking to bring air service to the territory then leased to the United Kingdom. After one of the men purchased an American-made Douglas DC-3, the airline was ready for take off. Cathay…

Aviation History Preserved: World’s First Boeing 777 Arrives at Pima…

Arizona is a popular destination for retirees due to its consistent hot temperatures and idyllic, picturesque scenery. However, the latest retiree to change its residency to Arizona wouldn't be a 65-year old senior citizen, but rather a Boeing 777-200 aircraft as Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific announced on Monday that it…

Cathay Pacific Racks Up First Back-To-Back Loss In 71 Years

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific announced a loss of $1.45 billion HKD ($185 million USD), nearly triple the $525 million HKD ($66.9 million USD) loss reported a year ago. This loss signifies the airline's first back-to-back loss in 71 years, mainly due to intense competition and overcapacity in the region. Cathay…

Cathay Pacific’s First A350-1000 Rolls Out of Paint Shop

Cathay Pacific announced that its first Airbus A350-1000 rolled out of the paint shop in Toulouse, France. The new A350-1000 will add to Cathay's growing long-haul operation and will begin service to Washington-Dulles this September, making it the longest flight in Cathay's network at 8,153 miles. Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific…

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair Complete Transition, Officially Become Cathay Dragon

Hong Kong-based carrier Dragonair has completed its transition with Cathay Pacific, and will now be known as Cathay Dragon. The rebranding of this new carrier consists of a new logo featuring the Cathay tail in a reddish shade. While the new name doesn't have a major effect on the day-to-day operations, it…