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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…

Photo Tour: Inside All Nippon Airways’ New Airbus A380

All Nippon Airways has unveiled the long-anticipated cabin interior of its new Airbus A380 aircraft, affectionately known as FLYING HONU, as it prepares to begin service on the popular Tokyo-Honolulu route in May. Having recently completed its first test flight between Japan and Hawaii, the airline is ready to show…

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.…

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…

Hawaiian and Japan Airlines to Commence Codeshare Agreement

On Thursday, Hawaiian Airlines announced that they had begun sales of tickets for codeshare flights with its newest codeshare partner Japan Airlines, also known simply as JAL, which will commence three days later on Mar. 25. "We're excited to extend our reach in Japan and welcome new guests onboard Hawaiian…

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…

Cebu Pacific Adds Its Second Route to Australia From Manila

Cebu Pacific Air will now offer nonstop service from Manila, Philippines to Melbourne, Australia beginning Aug. 14, 2018. The route will be operated three times a week on, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays using an Airbus A330-330. Flight 049 will leave Manila at 6:05 a.m. local time, and arrive in Melbourne…

Airbus A350-1000 Embarks on Demonstration Tour in the Middle East…

The Airbus A350-1000, the newest addition to Airbus’ widebody family, has begun its three-week demonstration tour to the Middle East and Asia-Pacific Region. This tour comes in the wake of the aircraft’s successful flight test campaign, ending with joint EASA and FAA type certifications, and is right ahead of the…

Samoan Government Blocks Virgin Australia Flights to New Zealand

Over 6,000 passengers had their travel plans thrown into chaos this week when the Government of Samoa blocked Virgin Australia from commencing their five-times weekly service between Apia and Auckland, New Zealand. The route, due to start on Nov. 13, was scheduled to operate five times a week between the…