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Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for March 2013
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17 April 2013

Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for March 2013 that show an increase in the number of passengers carried compared to the same month in 2012, alongside a decrease in cargo and mail tonnage.

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried a total of 2,550,108 passengers in March – an increase of 6.7% compared to the same month last year. The passenger load factor climbed by 4.0 percentage points to 83.4%, while capacity, measured in available seat kilometres (ASKs), fell by 6.6%. In the first quarter of 2013, the number of passengers carried showed a 2.8% increase against a capacity decline of 6.4%.

The two airlines carried 136,504 tonnes of cargo and mail last month, a drop of 5.3% compared to March 2012. The cargo and mail load factor fell by 1.9 percentage points to 66.4%. Capacity, measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometres, declined by 8.3%, while cargo and mail revenue tonne kilometres were down by 10.8%. In the first quarter of 2013, the tonnage drop of 1.4% compared to a 4.8% capacity decrease.

Cathay Pacific General Manager Revenue Management James Tong said: “The pick-up in our passenger business continued to gather pace in March, boosted by the Hong Kong Sevens and the start of the Easter peak. Demand in all cabins was robust throughout the month and we mounted a number of additional flights to cater for demand over the Easter and Ching Ming holiday period. We also began to restore some of the flights that were cancelled last year as part of our cost-saving initiatives. Flights were added back on the Toronto and Los Angeles routes at the end of March, and New York will resume to four flights a day from September.”

Cathay Pacific General Manager Cargo Sales & Marketing James Woodrow said: “We saw little change in the overall market situation in March. Demand was slow to recover from the extended closure of factories over the Chinese New Year period in February, and there was no significant surge out of our two key markets, Hong Kong and Mainland China. The major airfreight markets have been soft for two years now and, with no sign of any sustained pick-up in sight, we will continue to manage our freighter capacity in line with market demand.”
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Travel agents call Cathay Pacific's cheap fares website a 'gimmick'
Tuesday, 23 April, 2013, 4:32am
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Cathay Pacific and Dragonair's seat promotion website, fanfares, has attracted 3 million page views since its launch in October, but travel agents call it a gimmick and even the airlines admit they offer so few cheap seats that it has no impact on company earnings.

At 8am every Tuesday, the airlines release up to 2,000 round-trip tickets to 11 locations, which could be as nearby as Hangzhou or as faraway as Toronto.

Eighty-five per cent of the tickets sell out within the day, and popular regional destinations such as Singapore and Shanghai usually sell out within two hours.

A HK$490 round-trip ticket to Taipei has been one of the site's cheapest offers so far. The best deals are usually tickets with last-minute departure dates.

"It's a gimmick. They offer too few seats to hurt the budget travel industry," said a spokeswoman for Hughes Travel, which runs local budget travel website, aerohkg.com

But Cathay Pacific marketing manager Grace Cheung said: "We just wanted to offer opportunities for people in Hong Kong to enjoy the outstanding services of both Cathay Pacific and Dragonair at very attractive prices." The company acquired Dragonair as a subsidiary in 2006.

Travel agencies said customer interest in fanfares' promotions exceeded the number of tickets available. "If the clients decide fast enough, we can help them book the airfare. But usually by noon, they're mostly sold out," said Flight Centre spokeswoman Cecilia Yee.
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Cathay Pacific Airways To Offer New Weekly Service Between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh from Abu Dhai International Airport
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Cathay Pacific Airways’ Partnership with ADAC gives passengers another option for traveling to Saudi Arabia

23 Apr 2013 , Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) today announced that Cathay Pacific Airways has launched a new weekly passenger service between Abu Dhabi, UAE and Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This new route complements the airline’s existing three times weekly passenger service between Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong.

The new Riyadh service will commence on 04 May 2013, and will be operated by Airbus A330-300 aircraft. The flight will depart from Abu Dhabi every Saturday at 22:00 to arrive in Riyadh at 22:45. On Tuesdays, the flight will depart Riyadh at 22:25 and will arrive in Abu Dhabi at 01:10 on Wednesday.

Commenting on the new route, Eng. Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Operations Officer of ADAC, stated:

“Abu Dhabi - Saudi Market grew by 26% during 2012, both in terms of O&D and transfer traffic. Therefore, ADAC is glad with the decision taken by Cathay pacific to extend their world class services to accommodate the growing demand for more routes out of Abu Dhabi. With Cathay Pacific Airways selecting Abu Dhabi as a connection between a key Middle East market and its global network, it illustrates the Capital’s firm position as an international aviation hub.”

With the recent introduction of Cathay Pacific Airways acclaimed New Business Class and the new Premium Economy on all their routes in UAE since the beginning of the year, the latest destination launch will offer passengers travelling between the two cities greater choice and more comfort.

Brian Yuen, Cathay Pacific’s Country Manager UAE & Oman, said: “The new service reinforces our commitment in the Middle East market. Our world class products and services will offer passengers from UAE a new level of travelling experience between the two counties”.

Cathay Pacific’s New Business Class consists of clean, sculpted lines defining private, lie-flat seats with direct aisle access and allows passengers to control their degree of privacy and openness. It was voted “World’s Best Business Class” in the 2012 Skytrax World Airline Awards™ by more than 18 million airline passengers from around the world. In the adjacent cabin, the new Premium Economy seat itself is wider and has a bigger recline in a more spacious cabin than the traditional Economy Class with between 26 and 34 seats per aircraft.
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WOW that is an interesting route. Wonder if they are trying to capture some connecting passengers.
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I wonder if this can possibly hint a future partnership with Etihad, who has been trying to court Cathay through its subsidiary Air Seychelles.
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I wonder if this can possibly hint a future partnership with Etihad, who has been trying to court Cathay through its subsidiary Air Seychelles.
Maybe, but I don't know if Cathay would entice Etihad to join oneworld with it because it seems like Etihad is allowing Air Seychelles to hook up to Hong Kong from Mahe via Abu Dhabi. Plus, it is a very interesting development that CX will start operating another non-hub service, this time from Abu Dhabi... I recall the airline operating non-hub flights within the Middle East (via Bahrain and Dubai, if I remember correctly) to provide direct services to and from Saudi Arabia, notably Jeddah and Riyadh. Perhaps with this move, Etihad might end up code sharing with CX because of the number of flights Cathay Pacific provides through Abu Dhabi, but I might interpret it differently...
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I don't think Qatar will look upon an Etihad partnership kindly!
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Maybe, but I don't know if Cathay would entice Etihad to join oneworld with it because it seems like Etihad is allowing Air Seychelles to hook up to Hong Kong from Mahe via Abu Dhabi. Plus, it is a very interesting development that CX will start operating another non-hub service, this time from Abu Dhabi... I recall the airline operating non-hub flights within the Middle East (via Bahrain and Dubai, if I remember correctly) to provide direct services to and from Saudi Arabia, notably Jeddah and Riyadh. Perhaps with this move, Etihad might end up code sharing with CX because of the number of flights Cathay Pacific provides through Abu Dhabi, but I might interpret it differently...
Even if CX entice EY to join OW, I think it's safe to say EY will not, especially in light of what the CEO has said about alliances. EYs official goal is to build its network through the development of extensive partnerships/joint-ownerships, as opposed to direct competitor's EK method of flying everywhere. But if we look into that a little further, EY also wants to build AUH as a global hub rivalling that of DXB. EK might have a lot of traffic at DXB, but AUH might pose as a more globally extensive hub rather than just an "one-airline" hub.

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Nope, but QR isn't looking at QF' partnership kindly either.

With the development of Gulf-state airlines, there have been an increasing number of cross-alliance partnerships. I can't see QF looking kindly of NZ's partnership with CX. CAPA even goes as far as reporting a potential partnership between CX and VA!!! Unlike Star, OW is has many fractured partnerships and little partnership between its carriers, and that's not necessarily a criticism: there's good sides and bad sides of course.
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Cathay May Add Japan Charter Flights as Yen Spurs Demand
May 8, 2013 4:43 PM GMT+0800
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Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (293), Asia’s biggest international carrier, is considering adding charter flights from Hong Kong to Japan as the weakening yen spurs travel demand.

Cathay may offer the flights to so-called second-tier cities in Japan during summer to capitalize on “very good” demand from people in Hong Kong, Chief Operating Officer Ivan Chu said today. The carrier has seen double-digit growth in demand on routes to Japan from Hong Kong and Southeast Asia this year, he said, without giving figures or identifying the Japanese cities.

“Japan market is the bright spot of our business this year,” Chu told reporters in Hong Kong, where Cathay is based. “The depreciation of the yen has helped.”

The yen has declined about 12 percent against the dollar in 2013, making Japan a cheaper destination for foreign visitors. The number of Hong Kong tourists to Japan surged 62 percent from a year earlier to 59,400 in March, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization. Visitor numbers from Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines jumped at least 70 percent.

Cathay rose 2.9 percent to close at HK$14.36 in Hong Kong. The stock has gained 1 percent this year, compared with a 2.6 percent advance for the Hang Seng Index.

The carrier is “cautiously optimistic” about the passenger business this year and is adding flights to long-haul destinations in North America, Chu said. Cathay halted expansion for long-haul flights and pared Middle East services in 2012 amid a global economic slowdown.
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Travel demand from China to Japan remains lackluster, Chu said. A dispute between the two countries over ownership of uninhabited islands intensified last year and damped demand for Japanese services and goods in China.

Spring Airlines Co., China’s biggest carrier outside government control, currently fills just half its seats on flights between the two nations because tensions remain, said Zhang Wu’an, a spokesman at the Shanghai-based company.

“There’s no improvement on this route,” Zhang said by phone today. “Chinese consumers don’t favor Japan even though the yen is weakening.”
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Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for April 2013
15 May 2013
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Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for April 2013 that show a decrease in both the number of passengers carried and cargo and mail tonnage compared to the same month in 2012.

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried a total of 2,456,438 passengers in April – a 2.6% decrease compared to the same month last year. The passenger load factor was down by 1.9 percentage points to 81.2%, while capacity, measured in available seat kilometres (ASKs), fell by 4.8%. In the first four months of the year, the number of passengers increased by 1.4% compared to a capacity decrease of 6.0%.

The two airlines carried 123,805 tonnes of cargo and mail last month, a decrease of 0.6% compared to April 2012. The cargo and mail load factor fell by 2.5 percentage points to 60.8%. Capacity, measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometres, grew by 1.5% while cargo and mail revenue tonne kilometres were down by 2.4%. In the first four months of 2013, the tonnage drop of 1.2% compared to a 3.2% capacity decrease.

Cathay Pacific General Manager Revenue Management James Tong said: “The decrease in passenger numbers was partly accounted for by Easter falling in different months – the holiday began in late March this year, whereas in 2012 it was in April. News about the H7N9 outbreak in Mainland China began to become more widespread in April and this had a negative impact on inbound traffic into key ports in Eastern China. Overall, demand on most long-haul routes remained strong throughout April, though demand within the region could not keep pace with the capacity increase. Premium class travel was boosted by the start of the Canton Fair.”

Cathay Pacific General Manager Cargo Sales & Marketing James Woodrow said: “The air cargo market took a major dip in April 2011 and has remained in the doldrums for two consecutive years – an unprecedented period of time for the markets to remain weak. While our tonnage last month was almost on a par with the same month in 2012, it was almost 30,000 tonnes behind what we achieved in April 2010. With no sign of any sustained pick-up, we are continuing to manage freighter capacity in line with demand and increase the overall efficiency of our freighter fleet.”
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Speaking of Cathay Pacific, so will the A350XWB-1000 be the plane that will help replace the now-aging 747-400 fleet? I believe the airline has 26 outstanding orders for this A350XWB model.

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Maybe some of the last 747s will be replaced by the A350-1000, right now they are already being replaced by the 777-300ER that still has 19 outstanding orders.

The A350s both -900 and -1000 will replace the 777-200s and 777-300s (both non ER) and the A340-300s, later on they will also start to replace the oldest A330-300s and 777-300ERs.

Since both the 777s and the A350 are smaller then the 747s in a 4-class lay-out there's still a possibility of an order for the 747-8I or more likely the A380. But this has been discussed on the internet for several years now, and it hasn't turned into an actual order yet. Cathay is always saying that they are still deliberating an order.
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I personally think one reason why Cathay Pacific was reluctant initially to buy the A380-800 was they couldn't get a guarantee that the plane could fly on a full pax/cargo load in the configuration the airline wanted nonstop from Los Angeles to Hong Kong on a year-round basis. But now that current production A380's have incorporated all the weight savings that the early-production models lacked, I wouldn't be surprised that within the next two years Cathay Pacific will finally order the A380-800 to fly from Hong Kong to London, Sydney, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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I personally think one reason why Cathay Pacific was reluctant initially to buy the A380-800 was they couldn't get a guarantee that the plane could fly on a full pax/cargo load in the configuration the airline wanted nonstop from Los Angeles to Hong Kong on a year-round basis. But now that current production A380's have incorporated all the weight savings that the early-production models lacked, I wouldn't be surprised that within the next two years Cathay Pacific will finally order the A380-800 to fly from Hong Kong to London, Sydney, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Consider this, though: the environmental impact of a quad-engine versus a dual-engine can be a big factor into considering which aircraft to buy. With Cathay Pacific, it has already operated various B747 models (the -200 and -400) for many, many years, and it has found that the B777s (it operates all the variants of this successful aircraft) do a superb job, not just of carrying similar passenger loads as the 747s, but also reducing its carbon footprint in the atmosphere. As momo pointed out, the airline still has a lot (19) of B77Ws on order, and that signifies CX's commitment to saving the environment by operating dual-engine planes, not just for long-haul flights, but also regional trips as well.

I would say that it can be a surprise for me to see Cathay Pacific and Swire to order A380s: I would ask myself what would be the configuration for the aircraft, to where it will send (not just long-haul destinations), and if it will bring even more revenue for the company. It relies on multiple, non-stop flights that carry premium passengers, and I sense that while the A380 can offer a superior product for its passengers, I also believe that its products can be delivered as equally successful -- if not better -- on their dual-engine aircraft (especially now that CX is introducing premium economy).
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As momo pointed out, the airline still has a lot (19) of B77Ws on order, and that signifies CX's commitment to saving the environment by operating dual-engine planes, not just for long-haul flights, but also regional trips as well.
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