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Old June 29th, 2005, 05:22 AM   #421
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Cathay's venture with DHL soaring
Russell Barling
29 June 2005
South China Morning Post

Sales contributions from Cathay Pacific Airways' cargo partnership with logistics giant DHL could almost triple by 2007 as demand expands in the Asia Pacific, according to a statement from the carrier to the stock exchange yesterday.

Cathay, which is the majority 60-40 partner with DHL in the all-cargo airline, Air Hong Kong (AHK), said DHL's growing appetite for space on AHK flights might generate annual sales as high as $2 billion by 2007, compared with an estimated $715 million last year.

The international express delivery specialist uses AHK's seven-strong freighter fleet to connect a network of Asian cities - from Shanghai to Singapore - to its US$100 million central Asia hub at Chek Lap Kok.

Asia's biggest express operator by volume has also been reviewing expansion plans for the hub, which is operating at near its daily 440-tonne capacity after a year of operations.

"That's all under review at the moment and there should be a decision made over the next few months," said Ross Allen, a vice-president at DHL Express, referring to decisions on the size and pace of expansion.

Cathay's sales to DHL are considered connected transactions under stock exchange rules, due to their joint venture, and sales above a pre-determined value must receive shareholder approval.

Cathay yesterday said it expected DHL to buy a maximum of $1.35 billion in transport services from AHK this year, almost double last year's annual limit and above a 3 per cent threshold.

It has set a limit of $1.6 billion in sales for next year.

The carrier must seek shareholder approval when the estimated maximum yearly value of DHL's transactions with AHK, or the "annual cap", exceeds 3 per cent of Cathay's net asset value.

Cathay, after approval from shareholders Swire Pacific and Citic Pacific, yesterday asked the exchange to waive its disclosure rules relating to DHL sales, citing the continuing nature of the service.

AHK might also make a decision soon on the last two options it owned of a 10-freighter order from European consortium Airbus signed in 2002, Cathay said.

It has a 45-tonne capacity A300F on lease and two more aircraft from the original order are scheduled for delivery in May and June next year.

Cathay will start offering four flights a day to London from December, supplementing its night flights from Chek Lap Kok with a 9am flight.

The carrier will use a 300-seat Airbus A340 for the expanded service as it looks to grab a greater share of passengers travelling during the peak holiday season, especially on the lucrative London-Sydney route through Hong Kong.

It will be the first Asian carrier to fly four times daily to London.
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Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals, Cathay Pacific unit to merge data systems
7 July 2005

HONG KONG (XFN-ASIA) - Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals said it has agreed to merge its data systems with those of Cathay Pacific Airways unit Global Logistics System (HK) for better efficiency.

Global Logistics System (HK), which is owned 95 pct by Cathay Pacific, has introduced the use of the multi-carrier air cargo portal Ezycargo to Cathay.

"The data integration project allows confirmed shipment booking data at Ezycargo to be electronically connected to HACTL's," it said.

The move will streamline the data entry processes for freight forwarding companies, which book cargo space with Ezycargo's participating carriers. Freight forwarders can also view and update pre-declared cargo data at the Ezycargo portal.

The integration will be completed on November 29, it said.

The companies did not provide financial details of the deal.
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Sacked pilots win back Cathay jobs after 4-year break
Simon Parry
10 July 2005
South China Morning Post

Cathay Pacific has given jobs back to nearly one in four of the pilots it sacked in a bitter dispute over pay and rosters in 2001 following the success of a controversial peace deal between the airline and the pilots' union.

Twelve of the group known as the "49ers" - six former captains and six former first officers - successfully applied for jobs as freighter pilots with Cathay and will restart their careers with the airline in October after a break of more than four years.

Seven other sacked pilots were interviewed but rejected as unsuitable. The process included psychological evaluations because of the acrimonious industrial dispute and the length of time some had been away from the cockpit.

The failed applicants, along with 13 other pilots who chose not to reapply for jobs, have accepted settlements of 10 months' pay in return for dropping all legal action over their sackings.

Eighteen other sacked pilots have rejected the peace deal recommended to them by the Aircrew Officers Association (AOA) and are continuing with legal action in the Hong Kong courts against Cathay for alleged unfair dismissal.

AOA members voted to drop all financial and legal assistance to the 49ers in return for the offer of job interviews or payouts from Cathay.

A breakaway union, the Cathay Pilots Union, has been formed to continue to raise funds for the legal battles of the pilots who turned down the deal.

Fifty-one pilots were sacked en masse by Cathay Pacific to break a work-to-rule during the 2001 dispute, but they became known collectively as the 49ers because 49 were sacked on one day. One of the pilots has since died.

AOA general-secretary John Findlay, who helped organise preparation sessions for the five-hour interviews and psychological testing, said: "We are very pleased that 12 of the 49ers will soon be flying again with Cathay Pacific.

"Naturally, there is a degree of disappointment that not all those interviewed were successful. However, we must not lose sight of the fact that 12 careers have now been recovered and 20 others will receive a cash settlement.''

The interview and assessment process was agreed in advance by the union and Cathay. Mr Findlay said: "We are satisfied that the process was carried out in a totally fair and impartial manner."

Director of Flight Operations Nick Rhodes said in a memo to Cathay staff that the successful interviewees would rejoin Cathay on the freighter fleets based in Europe and North America.

Mr Rhodes said it was regrettable not all applicants were successful but he was "entirely comfortable that the process was robust and the team remained objective throughout".

Reacting to the recruitment news, a senior pilot who is a member of the Cathay Pilots Union said: "The fact that 35 per cent of the applicants were rejected shows why only four of the 49ers wanted to accept the offer in the first place - it was not a fair and transparent system.

"The only 49ers who may yet obtain fair justice are the 18 who seek a legal settlement. Even then, they will not recover their careers or recoup lost money, but they will be able to clear their names from the stigma placed on them by Cathay management."
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Old July 10th, 2005, 01:22 PM   #426
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I think thats some new extended range version of the 777. Heard its flying around the world meeting prospective customers...
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Monday July 11, 2:59 PM
Report: Union sees threat in Cathay Pacific's training program for Chinese cabin crew

AP - A flight attendants' union fears that Cathay Pacific's program to train flight attendants from mainland China-based airlines is taking away jobs from local Hong Kong employees, a newspaper reported Monday.

Hong Kong-based Cathay trains up to 40 Chinese flight attendants from China Eastern Airlines and Air China for up to 18 months each time. The trainees work on regular Cathay flights.

Union chairwoman Becky Kwan said since the trainees are paid by their own airlines, they amount to free labor for Cathay, posing a threat to local workers, the Apple Daily reported.

But Cathay spokeswoman Carolyn Leung said the Chinese trainees only account for a small portion of its total cabin crew work force of 6,000 and noted that the airline has doubled its hiring of flight attendants to 1,200 this year.

She declined to say if the training program will be expanded, saying it also depended on Chinese airlines.

Leung said the training scheme is merely a way to help improve China's aviation industry.

"We believe this program is purely to help our motherland," Leung told The Associated Press.

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. is Hong Kong's leading air carrier.

Former British colony Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1997, but Hong Kong maintains separate political and economic systems.

Hong Kong is more developed than the mainland and wages are typically much higher here.

Kwan didn't immediately reply to an e-mail message from the AP.
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11 July 2005
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Cathay Pacific celebrates 25 years of flying to London

Cathay Pacific Airways this week celebrates 25 years of flying to Britain’s capital city, London. The airline’s first flight on the route took off on 16 July 1980, flying from Hong Kong to Gatwick with a stopover in Bahrain. In the quarter of a century that’s followed Cathay Pacific has steadily increased the number of flights linking the two business centres, helping to build Hong Kong’s position as a key world aviation hub and gateway to the Chinese Mainland.

Cathay Pacific currently flies three times daily non-stop between Hong Kong and London’s Heathrow Airport. From 1 December 2005 it will begin a fourth daily flight, giving passengers an even wider choice and enabling smoother connections for passengers travelling from other destinations. Currently, around 50% of passengers flying on the route connect through Hong Kong to and from countries around the Asia-Pacific region.

Cathay Pacific Chairman David Turnbull highlighted the special significance of the London route to Cathay Pacific. “In 1980 we were delighted to win rights to fly from Hong Kong to London – it was something we had fought hard for. Since that historic first flight the London route has become increasingly important for both Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong. Over the past 25 years we’ve added more and more and flights – from 1 December we will have 28 a week in each direction – and continuously improved the quality of service and product offered to passengers.”

In June this year Cathay Pacific was named “Airline of the Year 2005” in a worldwide poll conducted by Skytrax Research. The airline also won titles for Best Airline Asia, Best Airline Lounges (for The Wing and The Pier in Hong Kong) and Best First Class. The award-winning First Class product is available on all flights to and from London, and passengers can relax in the new First and Business Class lounge at Heathrow’s Terminal 3, modelled on the acclaimed Hong Kong lounges.
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Cathay Pacific says June passenger numbers jump 10.1 percent on year
12 July 2005

HONG KONG (AP) - Cathay Pacific said Tuesday its passenger numbers rose 10.1 percent in June from the same month a year ago. The Hong Kong-based airline carreid 1.26 million passengers in the month.

Meanwhile, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. carried 89,431 metric tons (98,374 short tons) of freight, a 16.5 percent increase.

Cathay said its average passenger load factor -- the average percentage of seats filled -- was 80.1 percent in June.
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Cathay sees more full seats
Russell Barling
13 July 2005
South China Morning Post

Business and leisure-class travellers filled more Cathay Pacific Airways seats in the first half but the high cost of fuel left analysts unsure how much of the enlarged revenue pool would trickle down to the bottom line.

Cathay carried 7.33 million passengers across its global network in the first six months, up 14.5 per cent from the corresponding period last year, driven by particularly strong demand to North America and Europe.

"There appear to be three key themes: Cathay is seeing good growth numbers, but the rate of growth is slowing month on month; cargo volumes have rebounded back to solid levels, but load factors are down; fuel prices remain very high and Cathay has a lot less cover through hedging than it did last year," said Kevin O'Connor, the head of transport research at CLSA.

The carrier's cargo business, which contributes about 30 per cent of sales, recovered from a weak May to post a 10.2 per cent rise in interim volume, or a little less than 518,000 tonnes. However, a comparative 13.2 per cent expansion in capacity - mainly driven by its new cargo services to Shanghai - shrank Cathay's network-wide load factor 2.8 percentage points to 65.9 per cent for the half.

Interim passenger load factors - the proportion of available seats filled - rose two percentage points to 78.1 per cent, despite a 12.2 per cent increase in capacity.

Cathay, like all airlines, was struggling with the consistently high cost of fuel during a year when it had only pre-purchased about 12 per cent of its projected fuel needs, Mr O'Connor said.

Former Cathay chairman James Hughes-Hallet said in May last year that every one US cent rise in the price of a gallon of fuel added $60 million to the airline's operating costs.

At the time, jet fuel traded on the benchmark Singapore index was fetching US$48.60 a barrel; Monday's closing price was US$70.35 per barrel, a level that would tack $3.1 billion on to Cathay's operating cost if maintained for a full year by Mr Hughes-Hallet's formula.

Airlines have deflected part of the higher cost - Cathay adds a fuel levy of $250 for each leg of long-haul flights and $86 for regional flights - but said it was only partially compensatory.

"Excluding fuel, they have done better this year," a Singapore-based analyst said. "Passenger load factors are higher and premium traffic is up, so yields will be quite healthy. But with the cost of fuel where it is, we're probably looking at a flat performance over the full year."
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18 July 2005
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Cathay Pacific resumes Taipei services as typhoon Haitang turns south

Cathay Pacific Airways this afternoon announced it will start to resume services from Hong Kong to Taipei later today as typhoon Haitang follows a more southerly course than expected over Taiwan.

The first Cathay Pacific flight will be CX468, which will depart at the later than scheduled time of 20.30 hours, Hong Kong time. CX464 will operate as scheduled and CX408 will be combined with CX462 and operate according to CX462’s original schedule. There will be no flights from Taipei to Hong Kong today.

Passengers not booked on any of these services are advised to contact Cathay Pacific at the two numbers listed below or their travel agent to rebook their flight.

Tomorrow’s services to and from Taipei should operate normally as scheduled.
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Brothers land a family first
Cathay pilots Simon, Stephen and Stuart Rattigan make aviation history in the cockpit
Simon Parry
17 July 2005
South China Morning Post

Three flying brothers earned a place in aviation history this weekend when they sat in the same cockpit to pilot a Cathay Pacific passenger flight to Australia and back.

Simon Rattigan, 34, captained the Airbus A330-300 flight from Hong Kong to Sydney on Friday night with brothers Stephen, 32, and Stuart, 29, as his senior first officer and first officer.

It is believed to be the first major commercial flight anywhere in the world to be piloted by three brothers.

Simon told the 234 passengers on board at the start of the nine-hour flight about the piece of aviation history and that he was sitting in the cockpit alongside his two brothers.

The Rattigans, from Christchurch, near Bournemouth in England, fly back together early this morning.

"This has always been in the back of my mind since the three of us began flying with the same airline," said Simon, a father of two who joined Cathay in 1994, before take-off on Friday.

"We thought it would be a great thing to do, a unique thing to do. There have been father and son pilots, and fathers and daughters and cousins flying before, but I don't think there have ever been three brothers flying together on a commercial airline before."

The opportunity for the Rattigan brothers to fly together only came about when Simon switched from flying Boeing 747 jumbo jets to the Airbus last year, putting him in the same fleet as his younger brothers.

Even then, they could fly together only while they had the correct descending order of ranks - captain, senior first officer and first officer. Stephen, who joined Cathay in 1995, is due to be upgraded to captain later this year.

After Simon switched to the Airbus fleet, the brothers asked Cathay to be scheduled to fly together. They found out a month ago that they would be piloting the same plane. Middle brother Stephen, who had shared the cockpit with Stuart previously, said: "We started thinking about this at the beginning of June, and on June 16 when the roster came out we knew the flight was coming up."

Simon said: "It could be the last opportunity we will have to do this. It's a one-off special and we're very privileged to be able to do it.

"We're going to meet up with relatives when we get to Sydney and then we'll have a few days off when we get back to Hong Kong so I expect we'll celebrate then."

Simon said that once they were airborne, there would be nothing out of the ordinary about the flight. "That is the beauty of flying with Cathay," he said. "You can fly with anybody from any nationality and background whatsoever and we follow the same procedures. It's operations as normal."

The first thing the brothers planned to do when they touched down in Sydney was phone their father Allan, 60, a British-based pilot with Virgin Atlantic, to tell him how the flight went.

"He thinks it's fantastic," said Stuart, who said he realised from the age of 12 that he wanted to be a pilot and joined Cathay in 1998. "Dad used to take us flying in a small Cessna so that may have been how we all got the flying bug early on."

While passengers were told of their unique cockpit crew after take-off, they may not have realised it was a family affair in more ways than one. Stuart's girlfriend, Sammii Wong, was among the flight attendants.

The Rattigan brothers are third-generation pilots. Their grandfather, Graham Rattigan, who died two years ago, was also a pilot and served as a squadron leader in the second world war, flying Whitley and Halifax bombers in raids over Germany.

Simon said it was too early yet to tell if his children or Stephen's children would follow them into the cockpit. "They like cars and trucks and things, but I don't know about planes yet," he said. "My daughter is six, though, and if she could go to school in a plane every day she would."

A Cathay Pacific spokesman said: "We were delighted to be able to make this achievement possible for the Rattigan brothers."
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19 July 2005
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Cathay Pacific celebrates launch of second pilots’ book

Cathay Pacific Airways today celebrated the publication of a second book on aviation written by a group of six local Cathay Pacific pilots.

The Chinese-language book, Flying High II, is a collection of 43 articles published over the past year in a weekly column in the Hong Kong Economic Times newspaper. They cover a wide range of topics from general aviation knowledge to personal snippets from the pilots' lives.

The first book, "Flying High I", proved popular among youngsters and ranked as a Hong Kong best-seller. The book has even been used as a teaching aid in some Hong Kong classrooms.

Royalties from the book sale will once again be donated to The Sunnyside Club, a charity set up by Cathay Pacific staff in 1987 that cares for mentally and physically handicapped children in Hong Kong. It is published by ET Press priced HK$68.

Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Philip Chen said: "The "Flying High" series provides youngsters with fascinating reading and lets the public learn more about the local aviation industry. More important is that it inspires an enthusiasm for aviation among youngsters and encourages the development of local talent in the industry, a goal to which Cathay Pacific is committed in the development of Hong Kong as a global aviation hub.”

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JPMorgan lowers Cathay Pac. profit, div f'cast

HONG KONG, July 20 (Reuters) - JP Morgan has cut its 2005 earnings forecast for Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways by 8 percent and cut its dividend forecast for the year to HK$0.70 from HK$0.80 per share, citing high oil prices, weaker cargo loads and the adverse impact of the rising U.S. dollar.

It still expects this year's dividend to rise from last year's HK$0.65 per share.

The investment bank maintained its "overweight" rating and HK$20.00 price target on the stock, citing the carrier's improved passenger loads and increased fuel surcharges, which help to offset the pain of high oil prices.

Cathay Pacific shares closed at HK$14.60 on Tuesday.
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Witty cameos win fliers' hearts
Cathay soars high with series of advertisements showing the little ways it cares for its passengers

22 July 2005
South China Morning Post

CATHAY PACIFIC submitted three entries to the Hong Kong Effie Awards, and all three made it to the finals. One won a gold and one a silver.

Cathay's memorable campaign "It's the little things we remember", part of the "people and service" publicity thrust, won the gold Effie in the travel/tourism category.

Working with McCann-Erickson (HK), Universal McCann and MRM Partners, Cathay came up with a series of six realistic scenarios that translated well into six dramatic commercials highlighting the little ways Cathay helps its passengers.

"The campaign highlighted the close interaction between crew and customers, which reflects the importance we place on people and service," said Celine Ho, Cathay's marketing communications manager.

"Airline hardware - the body and seats - is more or less the same. What makes an airline different is the service, which is Cathay's strength. This is what we wanted to convey in this campaign."

Cathay's advertisements veered away from the cliché airline advertisements that invariably highlight the romance of air travel, smiling flight attendants and exotic scenery. Instead, the campaign combined realism and humour with pleasant and comfortable air travel.

Three campaign commercials, "Key Chain", "The Little Girl" and "The Shopper", proved popular. "The Little Girl" shows a flight attendant quieting the loud chatter of a sleepless young girl on a long-haul flight by giving her an ice cream and thereby bringing relief to the child's harried parents and other passengers.

"Key Chain" shows a middle-aged husband and wife in an argument; the wife is unhappy that the husband never brings her a present when he returns from a trip overseas. "Not even a keychain," she moans.

On a Cathay flight back home, the hostess reminds the husband to get a gift for his wife, and he promptly buys a keychain.

Onboard sales of keychains soared in the wake of the campaign, as did requests for ice cream.

"Drama is always interesting - and more memorable than the cliché airline advertisement," Ms Ho said.

The campaign had the desired impact. A Milward Brown AdTrack survey verified that up to 87 per cent of respondents felt that Cathay understood their needs, while up to 91 per cent agreed that the airline cared about its customers. Media reports also indicated that Cathay was perceived as warm, passionate and caring.

The Rugby World Cup Sevens Sponsorship Campaign, Cathay's advertising and marketing drive to promote the Rugby World Cup Sevens overseas and locally, received a silver Effie Award.

The airline, joint title sponsor of the World Cup Rugby Sevens held in Hong Kong in March, adopted a two-pronged strategy to promote the event.

Overseas, Cathay ran a campaign in key international print and television media, resulting in the sale of 2,421 Fly N See Packages, compared with 211 rugby packages sold last year.

Locally, it launched the "Try and Win" campaign, an invitation to take part in a "race" for tickets. This garnered 3,000 online registrations in five days. The qualifying 600 braved stormy weather in a treasure hunt that took them to checkpoints around Hong Kong. The first 100 to reach the final checkpoint on The Peak received two free tickets each to the Sevens.
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Old July 26th, 2005, 06:07 PM   #438
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Passengers to pay more for Cathay long-haul


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July 26, 2005


Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong's de facto flag carrier, will raise the surcharge on long-haul tickets by almost one third next month to help offset rising fuel costs.

The surcharge, which has been approved by the Civil Aviation Department, will be increased to HK$332 for a ticket on each leg, an increase of 32.8 percent from the current HK$250. Cathay Pacific, which will keep the short-haul flights surcharge steady, last raised the long-haul surcharge in May.

The department said it approved surcharge extensions for a total of 18 airlines. The extensions will expire on July 31.

The approvals include Hong Kong Dragon Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Air China, which extended surcharges for long- and short-haul flights.

Airlines are passing on some of the increased fuel costs to passengers in order to help ease shrinking profit margins.

Jet fuel traded in Singapore, the region's benchmark, closed at US$68 (HK$529) a barrel after hitting a record high in early April.

According to the International Air Transport Association forecast, global airline losses will widen to a record US$6 billion this year because of higher fuel and wage bills.

Cathay Pacific chief executive Philip Chen earlier said the airline's fuel expenses rose 50 percent to HK$7.84 billion last year and fuel costs now make up more than 30 percent of its operating costs, up from 24 percent in 2004.

Citigroup said that although fuel remains Cathay Pacific's only major operational challenge, jet fuel prices would need to exceed US$80 a barrel for the company to incur a loss and exceed US$120 a barrel to make it cash-flow negative.

JPMorgan said passenger fuel surcharges could help ease cost pressures on about a third of Cathay's total flight tickets. It expects the airline to seek future surcharges according to the pace of fuel cost increases.

The current long-haul levy helps offset between 4 percent and 5 percent of the total cost of most economy-class flights to Europe, according to Cathay Pacific's estimates. Long-haul routes to both North America and Europe are the airline's earnings driver in the passenger segment.

Additional capacity to Los Angeles should continue to boost passenger numbers in second half of this year, Cathay Pacific has said.

Shares of Cathay Pacific fell 0.34 percent, or HK$0.05, closing at HK$14.55 on Monday.
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Cathay breaking the rules by cutting rest hours, court told
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29 July 2005
South China Morning Post

A decision by the Civil Aviation Department allowing Cathay Pacific to cut the minimum rest periods for flight attendants on ultra-long-haul flights was inconsistent with its own regulations and illegal, a court was told yesterday.

The Court of First Instance is hearing a judicial review into the approval by the Director-General of Civil Aviation of changes to the airline's operations manual that would, according to the Flight Attendants' Union, significantly reduce the amount of time available for cabin crew to rest while in flight.

Speaking on behalf of the union, John Scott SC said the changes constituted a "dramatic" drop in the amount of rest allowed and were in violation of the department's own guidelines for the avoidance of fatigue in aircrews.

"There is an erosion of in-flight rest {hellip} available as a result of constant downgrading of flight time limitation schemes the CAD was approving," Mr Scott said.

He said minimum rest times for flights of between 18 and 19 hours had been reduced from between 8 to 10 hours in 1997, to six hours in 1999 and finally to 4? in the most recent revision.

"We're looking at between two and four hours less rest on an already gruelling flight," Mr Scott said.

The rules governing ultra-long flights allow for rest periods to prevent crew fatigue, particularly those charged with operating an exit in the event of an emergency.

He said regulations allowed a discretionary three hours rest for cabin crew on flights of up to 15 hours, but for any flights beyond that, the minimum of three hours applied.

For every hour after 16 hours, crew were entitled to two hours rest, meaning that on a 19-hour flight an attendant would be allowed eight hours rest, not the 4? approved by the department.

Cathay did not dispute the maths underlying Mr Scott's argument but suggested the rules were designed for "normal" operations and not ultra-long routes.

The hearing continues today.
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Cathay Pacific previews new inflight entertainment system on latest Airbus 330-300 aircraft
1 August 2005


Cathay Pacific has taken delivery of a new Airbus 330-300, the 95th aircraft in its fleet, that previews a new-generation entertainment system offering passengers greater choice and control over their inflight viewing and listening.

The system incorporates more intuitive navigation through movies, music, information and short feature programming plus a few new “little things” designed to make passengers’ entertainment experience more pleasurable. This preview on the airline’s latest aircraft will be followed by a fleet-wide rollout from November this year that should be completed next January.

Improvements, derived from the installation of new system software, will largely be available to First and Business Class passengers with access to Cathay Pacific’s StudioCX AVOD, or Audio/Visual On Demand, system. Economy Class passengers will see some changes too.

Inspired by the advances in web and screen design, screen functions have been grouped together to give passengers swifter access to entertainment, information about their destination and other things such as inflight shopping, and guides in the use of inflight phones and email. Entertainment offerings can also be grouped according to language.

First and Business Class Passengers can create their own inflight “juke box” – a new feature that enables people to compile their own music play list from 100 CDs. They also have the option of displaying the remaining flight time - the information most often sought by passengers from Cathay Pacific’s current Air Show channel - discreetly in the corner of the screen while watching other shows. Handset functionality has also been enhanced with shortcut buttons.

New touches to the system in Economy Class include a clock indicating the remaining time to when programming on each channel will recommence. System changes are complemented with a new organic style of screen graphics in all classes.

The new delivery A330-300, which arrived in Hong Kong from the Airbus factory in Toulouse, France, last week, is the 26th aircraft of its type to join the Cathay Pacific fleet. It is in a three-class configuration and will be used on flights to and from Australia and the Middle East. Although outwardly identical to every other A330-300, it contains an array of new and updated electronics systems including the latest closed circuit cabin security cameras.

Cathay Pacific has three more A330-300s on firm order, another new Boeing 777-300, plus five used B747-400s, reconfigured to Cathay Pacific specifications. They include the world’s first B747-400 passenger-to-freighter conversion, the B747-400 ‘Special Freighter’, which will enter service with the airline in December 2005. Cathay Pacific will have 100 aircraft by its 60th Anniversary in September next year.

Cathay Pacific Manager Product Sarah Blomfield said, “Passenger feedback and the most recent advances in interactive screen design all played a part in our year-long project to once again raise the bar on Cathay Pacific’s award winning inflight entertainment. An all-new look, more straightforward navigation and some thoughtful new touches give passengers the kind of choice and personal programming control that they want.”
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