Cathay Pacific Airways today signed an agreement with the Boeing Company to exercise purchase rights for six more of the manufacturer’s 777-300ER (Extended Range) aircraft with an estimated value of HK$12.5 billion at list price.
Cathay Pacific Airways and its oneworld partner Japan Airlines announced today that they will expand their code-share agreement with effect from 31 October, subject to government approval.
Cathay Pacific Airways today concluded the purchase agreement with aircraft manufacturer Airbus for the delivery of 30 new A350-900 aircraft
Cathay Pacific has signed a five year marketing agreement with Travelport, which will see the Hong Kong-based airline linked to all Galileo, Apollo and Worldspan-connected travel agents.
Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific has said it expects performance to improve further in the second half of financial 2010 after reporting record profits for the past six months. The buoyant airline has also confirmed the order of 30 aircraft from Airbus, while exercising an option to acquire a further six from Boeing.
Passengers departing on Cathay Pacific flights from London to Hong Kong can enjoy greater comfort and convenience following the opening of the airline’s new First Class and Business Class Lounges located at the central concourse at London Heathrow Airport.
Cathay Pacific Airways is set to become the first airline in Asia to offer full broadband services on all flights following a deal with Panasonic. The pair have signed a memorandum of understanding for the provision of services, with passengers now expecting to access the Panasonic Avionics’ Global Communications Suite from 2012.
Cathay Pacific Airways will be introducing a new range of travel kits for Business Class passengers travelling long haul from mid-May onwards, featuring a new design by renowned French fashion brand agnès b., with products from two leading US skin care companies - Murad and Dermalogica.
Virgin Atlantic faces an Office of Fair Trading investigation into its pricing strategy for passengers on its London to Hong Kong service, following a Cathay Pacific decision to blow the whistle on alleged price collusion on the route. Virgin denies the allegations and plans to a “robust” defence.
Cathay Pacific has seen a sharp increase in share prices this morning, following the release of better than expected financial results for 2009. Cuts in capacity, fuel hedging gains and the sale of a stake in the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company have all bolstered performance.
Cathay Pacific now enables Economy Class passengers to reserve seats with extra leg room for an additional charge.
I have lost track of what trip I am reviewing as I have consumed a lot of Cathay Pacific business class in the last few months. I have taken trips to Rome (via Hong Kong) and Tokyo and Seoul (with a CX leg care of a oneworld circle Pacific fare).