Cathay Pacific Airways has reopened the First Class Lounge in The Wing, the airline’s flagship lounge at Hong Kong International Airport, following an extensive renovation. The newly opened 1,697-square-metre lounge, together with the Business Class Lounge, where renovations were completed last year, offers unparalleled levels of comfort and service to passengers flying out of Hong Kong.
Cathay Pacific has confirmed talks sponsored by the Labour Department between the company and the Flight Attendants Union have resolved the outstanding differences between the two parties. Chief executive John Slosar said: “This is the best possible outcome for our customers, who have always been at the forefront of this issue for us.”
Cabin crew at Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific have voted for industrial action in a dispute over pay. Cabin crew at the carrier have been calling for a five per cent increase in wages, but the airline has offered only two per cent.
Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific today announced a new strategic agreement on services operated by both airlines between New Zealand and Hong Kong, effective from 31 January 2013. Sales will commence on 12 December 2012
Aviation has been top of the political agenda over the past few weeks in the United Kingdom, with indecision over the future of capacity in the south-east of England perplexing the government. Here Breaking Travel News talks to Angus Barclay of Cathay Pacific about how he thinks the situation is developing.
Cathay Pacific Airways has confirmed the introduction of its new Business Class cabin on its route between London Heathrow and Hong Kong on selected daily flights. The award-winning product will be gradually rolled out across flights on Cathay Pacific’s London to Hong Kong route from September, before being made fully available on its four daily flights early next year.
Cathay Pacific Airways has unveiled its new Regional Business Class product, providing more space in which to dine, work, read, watch TV or simply relax.. The new Regional Business Class product, which coincides with the airline’s 66th anniversary as Hong Kong’s home carrier, will be installed on all of Cathay Pacific’s regional Boeing 777-200/300 and A330-300 aircraft.
Cathay Pacific Airways is extending its presence in India with the launch of a new four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Hyderabad. The new service, commences operations on 1 December 2012, will be operated by Airbus A330-300 aircraft, departing from Hong Kong every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening.
Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific has posted a surprising first-half net loss, with higher fuel costs, a fall in demand for business travel and a drop in cargo carriage hitting the bottom line. Cathay said it lost HK$935 million in the six months to June 30th, compared to a profit of HK$2.8bn for the same period of 2011.
Cathay Pacific Airways has confirmed it is expanding its flagship in-flight magazine, Discovery, into the digital environment, employing a number of new channels to enrich its existing customer communication platforms. Digital Discovery, scheduled to go live on August 2nd 2012, will be available for download as a digital magazine, as an app for mobile devices, and for browsing on the Cathay Pacific website.
John Slosar, chief executive, Cathay Pacific brings Breaking Travel News the latest from the airline.