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Old February 19th, 2014, 03:03 PM   #2921
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Cathay crew, passengers hospitalized after turbulence
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February 19, 2014 -- Updated 1241 GMT (2041 HKT)


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Two cabin crew and six passengers were hospitalized after a Cathay Pacific flight hit severe turbulence as it passed over Japan yesterday.

The aircraft, a 747-400 flying as flight CX879 from San Francisco to Hong Kong, flew into turbulence early Tuesday, six hours before it was due to land at Hong Kong International Airport.

"Regrettably, two cabin crew and a number of passengers were injured in the incident," Cathay Pacific said in a statement.

"Those injured were given preliminary treatment during flight. Medical assistance was provided for the injured passengers and cabin crew immediately upon arrival.

"After initial medical examination, two crew and six injured passengers required further examination and treatment at hospitals while one passenger with minor injury was released."

The South China Morning Post reports that one crewmember was seen heading to the hospital in a neck brace and wearing an oxygen mask.

It quotes a passenger as saying: "It was even more intense than sitting on a roller coaster."

Earlier this week, five people were injured when a United Airlines flight hit turbulence.

Last year, a similar incident on a Singapore Airlines flight during meal service was caught on camera and spread around the Internet.

Turbulence is the most common cause of injuries in flight, though severe turbulence, which can force aircraft to deviate in altitude by up to 100 feet, is rare.

The website Airsafe.com claims to have identified six fatalities caused by turbulence.

Cathay added that it's collaborating with the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department as they investigate this latest incident.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 04:39 PM   #2922
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'Fly on' decision rapped for rocky Frisco flight
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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Passengers on a Cathay Pacific flight hit by turbulence over northern Japan questioned the pilot's decision to continue flying for another six hours to Hong Kong.

A dozen people were injured when the jumbo jet hit "roller coaster" turbulence over Hokkaido on Tuesday.

The Boeing 747-400 from San Francisco was tossed around for about two minutes, displacing luggage in the overhead compartment and causing injuries to those below, while flight attendants were distributing meals.

A passenger, who claimed to be seated near the plane's rear, said it would have been more reasonable for the pilot to land at the closest airport in Japan so those injured could be treated.

"We were without food or water for six hours after the incident, and many of us had not completed eating the meals either," he said.

"Worse was waiting 45 minutes after landing before we could alight and get something to eat."

Six passengers and two flight attendants were sent to North Lantau Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital for treatment on landing.

A Cathay Pacific spokeswoman said yesterday all the injured passengers and cabin crew were given preliminary treatment on the flight.

Based on advice from the 24-hour medical team on the ground, it was decided to fly on to Hong Kong.

All injured passengers and crew have been discharged except one crew member who remains under observation in a stable condition.
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Old February 24th, 2014, 04:51 PM   #2924
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Emirates' Taipei service seen as threat to Cathay Pacific's Europe network
22 February 2014
South China Morning Post

The move by Emirates Airlines to add a new service to Taipei would divert Taiwan transit passengers from Hong Kong to Dubai, dealing another blow to Cathay Pacific Airways' long established and lucrative network business in the region, analysts said.

Emirates will challenge Cathay's dominant role on the Taiwan-Europe route because the deep-pocketed carrier can leverage its better European network and competitive airfares.

Some 65 per cent of the transit passengers from Taiwan opt to fly with Cathay now because Taiwan has limited choices in international air services, said Edwin Lau Wing-chu, vice-president of Hong Kong and Taiwan at Emirates Airlines. Taiwan has direct flights to just four European cities; Paris, Frankfurt, Vienna and Amsterdam.

With an eye on luring Taiwanese travellers to fly via Dubai to Europe, the Middle East or other destinations in North and South America, Emirates kicked off six weekly flights to Taipei starting last week, deploying Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Lau said when the extension of the south runway at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport is completed next year to meet the requirements for Airbus 380 landings, Emirates will consider switching to the bigger plane. Lau also said it is likely that the service will be extended to twice daily in the near term.

"Any airline wanting to compete with the Middle East carriers is destined to be on the losing end given that airlines is a network business and the international network of Emirates is expanding in accordance with its aggressive acquisition of planes," said Eric Lin, a transport analyst at UBS.

"In the long run, Hong Kong's hub status is at risk" because transit passengers to North America will eventually shift to mainland carriers when they expand their international services, Lin said.

Cathay has already seen the threat to its European routes from Middle East-based carriers, so has shifted its focus to North America, where it upgraded its New York service to four times daily, said another analyst, who declined to be named.

Cathay and its subsidiary Dragonair flew five million passengers between Hong Kong and Taiwan last year, ranking No3 after Taiwanese airlines China Airlines and Eva Airways.

Cathay said 4 per cent of the five million passengers flew beyond Hong Kong to Europe.

In terms of international traffic serving Taiwan, the Cathay grouping has a share of 16 per cent, according to data from the Civil Aeronautics Administration of Taiwan.
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Old February 27th, 2014, 02:19 PM   #2925
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Cathay Pacific strengthens cargo presence in the United States with new freighter service to Columbus
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27 Feb 2014

Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that it will boost its freighter services into the United States by launching a twice-weekly scheduled service to Columbus, Ohio on 21 March 2014.

Columbus will be Cathay Pacific's 12th freighter destination in North America. The new service will offer shippers more choice and flexibility when moving commodities between Asia and North America. Meanwhile, the fully operational, state-of-the-art Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal in the Hong Kong hub will further improve onward connections with Cathay Pacific's extensive international cargo network.

Cathay Pacific Director Cargo James Woodrow said: "Cathay Pacific is delighted to further strengthen our industry leading Trans-pacific service by adding Columbus to our network. Our 13 Boeing 747-8F freighters are the ideal aircraft to link Hong Kong with the Americas giving a reliable and fuel efficient service to our customers."

Cathay Pacific will operate the Columbus service on a Hong Kong – Anchorage – Columbus – New York (JFK) – Vancouver – Hong Kong routing every Wednesday and Friday, using its newest and biggest freighter, the Boeing 747-8F.

Cathay Pacific currently operates cargo services to 11 destinations in North America and flies to 43 freighter destinations around the world. Earlier this month, the airline announced the launch of a thrice-weekly scheduled freighter service to Mexico City on 1 March. Cathay Pacific recently took delivery of its 13th Boeing 747-8F freighter aircraft, with one more on order for delivery in 2016.

Details of Cathay Pacific’s new Columbus (LCK) freighter service from 21 March 2014 are as follows (all times local):

Hong Kong (HKG) – Anchorage (ANC) – Columbus (LCK) – New York (JFK) – Vancouver (YVR) – Hong Kong (HKG)
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Old March 5th, 2014, 05:40 PM   #2927
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Cathay to withhold US pilots' wages for taxes
3 March 2014
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Cathay Pacific Airways is to start withholding about 30 per cent of its American pilots' salary every month and pass the money to the US tax authorities together with the pilots' personal information this year.

While the airline told the South China Morning Post the move was designed to comply with US tax regulations, its decision has been challenged by legal and tax experts in Hong Kong.

They said companies in Hong Kong had no obligation to fulfil demands made by a foreign government because of the two different jurisdictions.

Lawyer Albert Luk Wai-hung said that if the airline observed the US regulations, the affected pilots could sue the airline for underpaying them because part of their salaries would not find its way into their pockets. That could violate the spirit of their contracts.

"The company also cannot pass their employees' personal information to any third parties without their consent," Luk said, pointing to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.

At the centre of the controversy are two US tax regulations - an income tax withholding requirement in the Internal Revenue Code and the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.

Patrick Yip, a national financial services tax leader at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, said the tax withholding law required overseas companies which hired US citizens to withhold an amount of tax and pass it to the US Internal Revenue Service. It applies to US citizens who make more than US$97,600 a year - about HK$63,000 a month.

"But practically, Hong Kong and the US are two jurisdictions so I have never seen any companies here which comply with this law," Yip said, adding there would be no penalty even in the case of non-compliance.

"Even the US companies in Hong Kong which have US employees don't do it … no wonder the pilots have such big reactions because no one has ever heard about it."

Cathay will start withholding tax from the second quarter of the year, and pilots said it would affect 300 to 500 of them - up to 18 per cent of cockpit crew.

The pilots said they already had to pay Hong Kong and US taxes, but before Cathay changed its policy they could file US taxes themselves once a year.

CPA Australia's divisional president for Greater China, Ronald Yam, and the chair professor of accounting at the University of Hong Kong, Amy Lau Hing-ling, said they had not heard of a local company withholding US employees' taxes.

As for Fatca, it was passed into law in 2010 but will only take effect in July this year.

The anti-tax evasion law requires foreign financial institutions such as banks to declare to US tax authorities the foreign holdings of anyone liable under US tax.

"The US Internal Revenue Service is actively seeking airlines flying into the US to ensure they are fully compliant with all US income tax requirements," Cathay said. "As an international airline flying into the US, we are working with the IRS on this compliance."

Cathay added that no disclosure of information would be made to the IRS without "notifying" the pilots.

Yip, an expert on Fatca, said that if Cathay did not comply, the US tax authorities would withhold 30 per cent of its US-source income.

He said it was "strange" that the tax authorities had demanded airlines declare pilots' financial details because airlines were not financial institutions.

Two American pilots employed by Cathay said the plans would create cash-flow problems for them. They also said that filing tax was a complex matter and they were concerned they might pay more than they should.
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Dragonair to launch flights to Bali in April
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05 Mar 2014

Dragonair today announced that it will commence a twice-weekly service to Denpasar, Bali, starting 27 April 2014, adding one of the world’s most popular leisure destinations to the airline’s growing network and providing more choice for passengers.

Denpasar will become Dragonair’s first destination in Indonesia. It will also be the 15th destination to have been launched or resumed by the airline since April 2012. Dragonair’s sister airline, Cathay Pacific, currently operates a daily service between Hong Kong and Bali. Together, the two airlines will operate a total of nine weekly flights on the Denpasar route.

Dragonair’s Denpasar service will be operated by an Airbus A330-300 aircraft in a two-class configuration, featuring the airline’s new Business Class and Economy Class cabins together with its brand new on-demand inflight entertainment system, StudioKA.

Dragonair Chief Executive Officer Patrick Yeung said: “We are very excited about launching flights to Denpasar and being able to further expand our presence in Asia. We look forward to welcoming passengers on board to experience our award-winning service and products. This new service will provide customers with greater choice and convenience at the same time as bolstering Hong Kong’s position as one of the world’s leading aviation hubs.”
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Cathay Pacific flags another year of weak cargo demand

BEIJING, March 12 (Reuters) - Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd , one of the world's largest cargo carriers, is buckling up for a year of further weakness in global trade after 2013 ended with higher passenger fares helping to triple profit.

The Hong Kong airline has been competing with the likes of Singapore Airlines Ltd and Korean Air Lines Co Ltd by installing more premium economy seats to help make up for a drop in freight that has persisted since the onset of the euro zone's sovereign debt crisis and hit hard in 2011.

Weak demand for cargo transport was a primary factor behind a steep decline in 2012 net profit to a restated HK$862 million ($111.06 million). From that low base, profit climbed to HK$2.6 billion in 2013, somewhat short of the HK$3.3 billion mean forecast of two analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.

The result benefited from spacious, premium economy seats being installed on 85 medium- and long-haul aircraft, commanding prices an average 80 percent higher than regular economy seats. Yet the underbellies of planes were still in want of cargo.

A tick up in economic growth in some countries in recent years has not been accompanied by a pick up in trade, Chief Executive John Slosar told reporters in Hong Kong after the airline released its earnings results on Wednesday.

"So you see trade figures over the past couple of months quite weak everywhere despite the economies doing better. So there's some talk about less exporting, more local sourcing of things. And obviously that's not good overall," Slosar said.

Shares of Cathay closed down 2.4 percent in Hong Kong after the earnings release, compared with a 1.7 percent decline in the benchmark Hang Seng Index

INBOUND CHINA CARGO

Cathay said its outlook for 2014 "looks to be improved", with more long-haul flights such as a fourth daily trip to Los Angeles beginning June and three more weekly flights to Chicago from late August.

Passenger growth on North American routes was pronounced last year, with a passenger yield - or revenue per passenger mile - rising 8.3 percent, compared with an overall passenger yield increase of 1.8 percent.

In total, the airline carried nearly 30 million passengers last year, up 3.3 percent.

A "strengthening of the passenger business" was central to overall revenue rising 1 percent HK$100.5 billion, Cathay said.

Passenger growth from China has long been underpinning earnings among airlines, and Chief Operating Officer Ivan Chu is seeing increased cargo demand there as well.

"In the last two or three years, one of the positive trends is that we are seeing more inbound air cargo into China and Asia. That's a good trend and we expect that trend to continue."

Cargo made up about 24 percent of revenue last year, when Cathay in October opened a HK$5.9 billion cargo terminal in Hong Kong to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

The airline's primary cost is jet fuel, which accounted for 39 percent of the total last year, and which could increase this year because of higher prices, Cathay said.

To cushion the impact, Cathay has replaced some 747-400 planes from Boeing Co with more fuel-efficient 777s. It will take delivery of 15 more aircraft this year and over 90 more by 2024.
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Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for February 2014
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13 Mar 2014

Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for February 2014 that show an increase in passenger numbers alongside a drop in cargo and mail tonnage compared to the same month in 2013.

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried a total of 2,381,020 passengers in February – an increase of 1.8% compared to the same month last year. The passenger load factor rose by 1.1 percentage points to 81.9%, while capacity, measured in available seat kilometres (ASKs), increased by 3.0%. In the first two months of the year, the passenger volume rose by 5.5% compared to a 3.2% increase in capacity.

The two airlines carried 101,295 tonnes of cargo and mail in February, a drop of 2.4% compared to February 2013. The cargo and mail load factor fell by 1.8 percentage points to 59.3%. Capacity, measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometres, fell by 1.5% while cargo and mail revenue tonne kilometres flown were down by 4.4%. In the first two months of the year, tonnage dropped by 1.8% against a capacity increase of 3.9%.

Cathay Pacific General Manager Revenue Management James Tong said: “January’s healthy demand continued into February and it was encouraging to see passenger numbers growing over 2013, despite the Chinese New Year peak for leisure travel falling in February last year. Demand on long-haul routes held up particularly well and within the region we again saw robust traffic to both Japan and Korea. The unrest in Bangkok continued to affect bookings and we adjusted capacity to match demand on the route. Business in the premium cabins was in line with expectations in February.”

Cathay Pacific General Manager Cargo Sales & Marketing Mark Sutch said: “Demand in the key Hong Kong and Mainland China markets plummeted following the beginning of Chinese New Year and the pick-up after the holiday was slow. However, by the middle of the month we began to see an increase in demand on the North America and Europe lanes and also for intra-Asia traffic, and by the end of February we were operating close to a full schedule. The Americas will remain a key focus for our cargo business and March sees two new destinations added to our freighter network – Mexico City and Columbus, Ohio.”

http://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_H...uary-2014.html
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Calcutta to get two more Cathay Pacific flights
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New Delhi, March 17: Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific plans to add two more flights to Calcutta and convert the Delhi-Bangkok-Hong Kong flight to a direct daily service.

The airline wants to add more flights in the Indian sector, including Calcutta, if it gets the permission.

"We would like to fly more flights out of Calcutta if we get the permission to do so. It is a very important sector to us and has helped us to increase our profitability in India," said Charlie Stewart-Cox, general manager (South Asia, Middle East and Africa).

He said India was among the top 10 markets for Cathay Pacific. "It is a solid growing market. In order to provide convenient timings to our travellers, especially the business travellers, we are launching our second direct flight to Hong Kong from Delhi from March 31," Cox said.

However, the airline has no plan to increase flights to smaller airports or enter into a tie-up with a local carrier.

"For 2014, our plan is to consolidate our position in India. We do not have any plan as such to get into a tie-up with any airline. Also, as of now, we do not plan to increase flights to any new or smaller airports," Cox said.

Cathay will operate two direct flights daily from Delhi from next month. At present, the airline has one direct flight, while the second one flies via Bangkok. Cox said the airline had adjusted its schedule to help Indian passengers get early onward flights to Australia, the Philippines, South Korea, the US, Japan and China.

The airline also expects more passengers from Punjab to use the adjusted schedule for onward journey to North America and Canada. It currently operates 47 weekly flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad, while Dragonair, its wholly owned subsidiary, flies from Calcutta and Bangalore. Cathay Pacific has 139 aircraft, including Boeing 747, 777s, Airbus 330 and Airbus 340.

Unperturbed by the expansion plans of Singapore and Malaysian carriers, which also carry Indian travellers to the Pacific and American east coast, Cathay Pacific is working on increasing flights to the North Atlantic region and Southeast Asia. It also plans to woo Indian flyers who wish to use Hong Kong as a changeover stop.

The airline has even entered into a pact with Qatar Airways, which will help it to compete with carriers such as Emirates and gain traffic to the European region. The airlines will jointly operate on the Doha-Hong Kong route by the end of this month.

Cathay has also fully restored the long-haul flight frequencies to Los Angeles, Toronto and New York that were cancelled in 2012. It has launched a daily service to Newark this month and will add more flights to Los Angeles and Chicago in its summer schedule.

"We are concentrating on North America-bound traffic from Hong Kong. Though there has been an increase in competition from Gulf-based airlines, we have been doing well," Cox said.

The airline also introduced a freight service to Mexico in October last year and plans to start another to the US later this month.
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Qatar deal helps Cathay in Europe routes fightback
14 March 2014
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Partnership with the Doha-based airline is aimed at winning back passengers from deep-pocketed Middle Eastern rivals such as Emirates

Cathay Pacific Airways’ new partnership with Doha-based Qatar Airways could help the Hong Kong airline reclaim some of the Europe-bound passenger traffic poached from it by Middle Eastern rivals such as Emirates.

Cathay and Qatar Airways will jointly operate a twice-daily pair of flights between Hong Kong and Doha from the end of this month.

The carriers will share the route’s costs and profits and will align their services, including sharing lounges at the airports.

It is Cathay’s third partnership of the kind in recent years. It has jointly operated six mainland routes with Air China since 2006 and the Hong Kong-Auckland route with Air New Zealand from last year.

The deal with Qatar Airways comes at a time when Cathay is being battered by Middle Eastern airlines on several routes from Asia to Europe – including the “kangaroo route” from Australia to Britain via Hong Kong, on which Qantas Airways and Dubai-based Emirates co-operate.

“Qatar gives us access to a large and growing Middle East network,” Cathay chief executive John Slosar said.

“We like the fact that Qatar could connect us to more places in the Middle East.”

However, analysts said the co-operation between Qatar and Cathay could go beyond the Middle East.

“It’s likely that Cathay would code-share on Qatar’s flights to North Africa and Europe,” said Will Horton, an analyst at Capa, a Sydney-based aviation consultancy. He said sources at global booking systems said Cathay would code-share on Qatar’s flights to Athens and Geneva.

When two airlines code-share a flight, one flies the plane but both can sell seats on it.

“We would certainly be looking at ways to make the partnership function and help us to serve the market better,” Slosar said. But he said it was too early to say exactly what shape the partnership would take.

Middle Eastern airlines led by Emirates, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways and Qatar have massively expanded their fleets recently. Emirates has amassed an order book of 385 aircraft including 200 ordered at the Dubai Air Show in November.

The carriers’ aggressive expansion of their fleets and networks have succeeded in drawing passengers to route their flights through the airlines’ hubs in the Middle East.

Cathay flies to fewer than 10 cities in Europe, compared with 34 destinations there served by Emirates.

Now, Cathay may be able to tap into Qatar Airways’ network of 31 European destinations, depending on commercial agreements reached between the two carriers.

But some analysts are doubtful about the benefit of the partnership to Cathay.

“I don’t think Cathay would transfer more Europe-going passengers to Doha than it does now to London, Paris and Frankfurt,” said Kelvin Lau, an analyst at Daiwa Capital Markets.

The farther that Cathay flew passengers on the linked routes, the more revenue it would gain from the code-share agreement, he said.
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Cathay Pacific and Dragonair Announce Summer Schedule changes
23 March 2014
Chennai Online

Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair have adjusted their flight schedules from the South Indian cities of Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru, providing passengers with greater choice and convenience when travelling to Hong Kong and beyond.

The Cathay Pacific flights will depart from Chennai and Hyderabad at 0140hrs while the Dragonair flight from Bengaluru will depart at 0120hrs. All these flights will arrive at Hong Kong International Airport at 0920 and 0940hrs respectively offering passengers' seamless connections to destinations such as North America, Australia, Japan, Korea and China.

Cathay Pacific General Manager South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Charlie Stewart-Cox said: "The South India service is now better than ever and aligned with our flights from the other cities in India. Travellers from these cities will soon be able to take advantage of improved arrival times in Hong Kong to enjoy smooth and seamless connections to their destination of choice on Cathay Pacific's network. The improved departure and arrival times from and to South India and Hong Kong, along with our fantastic products will bring a new level of comfort to the passengers."
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Cathay to maintain freight fleet despite weak market
26 March 2014
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HONG KONG: Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong's flagship airline, plans to maintain part of its freighter fleet in the hangar this year, amid a slump in the cargo market.

"Freight rates are under pressure because of overcapacity in the market," said cargo director James Woodrow during Cathay Pacific's "Behind the Scene" global media familiarisation visit, here, yesterday.

The freight business has been hit by overcapacity, compounded by weak demand in the United States and Europe since last year.

While the cargo loading capacity of the Gulf states' airlines has grown in tandem with other airlines, Cathay Pacific has had to retire or park a percentage of its cargo aircraft due to a major drop in cargo business.

The company took five of its 26 freighters out of service last year, and agreed to sell six Boeing 747-400 freighters back to Boeing.

However, not all is gloomy for the industry.

"We remain confident in Hong Kong's future as an air cargo centre and believe that our reshaped freighter fleet and our new cargo terminal will allow us to compete successfully in the long term," said its chairman Christopher Pratt on March 12.

Meanwhile, the new Cathay Pacific Terminal at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) started operations on February 21.

The HK$5.9 billion (RM2.51 billion) facility is one of the biggest and most sophisticated terminals in the world.

Net profit for the 12 months ended December 31 was HK$2.62 billion, tripling from HK$862 million a year earlier, fuelled by higher demand for travel from Chinese travellers and lower fuel expenses, the carrier said.

"We have to go where the next manufacturing plant is. Cathay has to go where the cargo is," Woodrow added.

The International Air Transport Association's outlook for this year, despite a slight downward revision, expects airlines to post a profit of US$18.7 billion (RM61.71 billion), down marginally from US$19.7 billion initially forecast.

In Asia Pacific, it foresees airlines to post profit of US$3.7 billion, with an earnings-before-interest and tax margin of 3.4 per cent.

This is an improvement over last year, boosted by a slightly better outlook for cargo markets.
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When Cathay Pacific operated Airbus A340-600, where did they normally used the planes to? And what was the reason behind the type's withdrawal?
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When Cathay Pacific operated Airbus A340-600, where did they normally used the planes to? And what was the reason behind the type's withdrawal?
The A340 had 4 engines but did not offer a major capacity increase compared to the B777, so was uneconomical.
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