Cathay Pacific News

Cathay Dragon takes to the skies for first time

Cathay Dragon takes to the skies for first time

22nd Nov 2016 Airline News

Dragonair has officially been rebranded as Cathay Dragon, bringing the airline closer to Cathay Pacific in a launch that will provide customers with a more seamless travel experience across the airlines’ respective regional and international networks. At an unveiling ceremony at the newly-named Cathay Dragon House, the airline’s headquarters in Hong Kong, Cathay Dragon chief executive Algernon Yau said: “This is a momentous day in the history of Cathay Dragon and I am excited about the future of the airline and the fresh opportunities that our rebranding brings.

LATAM signs codeshare with Cathay Pacific

LATAM signs codeshare with Cathay Pacific

8th Oct 2016 Airline News

LATAM Airlines Brasil and Cathay Pacific Airways have entered into a codeshare agreement, offering passengers increased connectivity between South America and Asia. Both airlines are members of oneworld and this agreement further enhances the alliance.

Cathay Pacific launches direct Hong Kong flight from London Gatwick

Cathay Pacific launches direct Hong Kong flight from London Gatwick

2nd Sep 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Cathay Pacific Airways today saw its first flight take off from London Gatwick to Hong Kong. The only non-stop service connecting Gatwick and Hong Kong, it will also be Cathay Pacific’s first long-haul route in the UK to feature the brand new Airbus 350-900 aircraft. Ideally placed to serve both leisure and business travellers, the new four-times weekly service will operate from Gatwick’s South Terminal.

Cathay Pacific unveils new business class lounge

Cathay Pacific unveils new business class lounge

21st May 2016 Airline News

Cathay Pacific Airways has previewed its new Business Class Lounge at The Pier at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), following a comprehensive refurbishment. Located adjacent to Gate 65 in the North West concourse of HKIA, the new Business Class Lounge occupies a space of 3,306 square metres, with seating for 550 people.

New leadership for Cathay Pacific in Europe

New leadership for Cathay Pacific in Europe

15th Oct 2015 Airline News Tourism News

Cathay Pacific Airways has announced the appointment of Neil Glenn as its general manager, Europe. Taking responsibility for the airline’s strategic planning and business development in Europe, Glenn will oversee the operation of the airline within the region. Having joined John Swire & Sons in 1990, Glenn most recently worked in Singapore as managing director of Swire Pacific Offshore Operations.

Cathay Pacific to overhaul Marco Polo loyalty club

Cathay Pacific to overhaul Marco Polo loyalty club

Cathay Pacific Airways has announced that it will be making changes to its Marco Polo Club loyalty programme to reflect the evolving travel needs of its most loyal customers. The airline aims to enhance the overall membership experience through more effective recognition of the contribution made by individual members. Cathay Pacific has been growing its network in recent years, with the addition of many ultra-long and ultra-short-haul services, as well as making a significant investment in the differentiation of its cabin products.

Cathay Pacific launches flights to Dusseldorf

Cathay Pacific launches flights to Dusseldorf

5th Sep 2015 Airline News

Cathay Pacific has launched a four-times weekly service to Dusseldorf this week. Düsseldorf is Cathay Pacific’s second destination in Germany, after Frankfurt, and marks the latest enhancement to its Europe network.

Cathay Pacific Airways sets out changes at the top

Cathay Pacific Airways sets out changes at the top

13th Jun 2015 Airline News

Cathay Pacific Airways has confirmed the appointment of three new directors in the airline, with all three appointments to be effective from the summer of 2015. Paul Loo will become director corporate development and will be responsible for the development of Cathay Pacific’s networks and long-term strategic direction. Loo joined Cathay Pacific in 1991 and has held a number of senior positions in the airline.

Chu to take over as oneworld chairman

Chu to take over as oneworld chairman

Ivan Chu, chief executive of Cathay Pacific Airways, has been nominated by the governing board of oneworld to serve as its chairman for the year ahead. He succeeds Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, the parent of oneworld members British Airways and Iberia. As oneworld governing board chairman, Ivan Chu will act as “first among equals” of the chief executive of the alliance’s member airlines in oneworld governance.