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Old March 15th, 2006, 07:51 AM   #641
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hkskyline, do you know why the cargo business is usually slow after CNY? Is that because most business is closed at that time? or some other reasons?

also, do you happen to know if CX freighter will arrive in foreign city A, and then foreign city B, and then return to HK in order to reduce the cargo directional imbalance issue?
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Old March 15th, 2006, 06:00 PM   #642
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Cathay set for Shanghai
15 March 2006
Hong Kong Standard

Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong's largest airline, appears set to achieve one of its fondest dreams _ winning the right to operate passenger flights to Shanghai.

A spokeswoman for CAAC, the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China, confirmed Tuesday that Cathay could obtain approval to fly the Hong Kong-Shanghai route this year, but declined to say when.

This was after a state-backed newspaper quoted CAAC chairman Yang Yuanyuan as saying that Cathay would finally get permission to serve China's commercial metropolis. Shanghai would be Cathay's third mainland destination after Beijing and Xiamen. The British-controlled airline ceased flying to the mainland in 1991 as the result of an agreement between the Beijing and Hong Kong governments that allowed only one local carrier to fly mainland routes.

Hong Kong Dragon Airlines, or Dragonair, which is 18 percent owned by Cathay, won the privilege. That agreement expired in 2003.

According to industry statistics, one million passengers fly per year between Shanghai and Hong Kong, while six million passengers reach Shanghai from Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo and Seoul. Analysts said Cathay could easily capture 5 percent of this traffic.

Chief executive Philip Chen said Tuesday that Cathay is ready to launch services to Shanghai and expects to pick up mainland-bound traffic from Australia and Southeast Asia when it does.

If Cathay were allowed three Shanghai return flights per day, its traffic would increase by more than 300,000 passengers annually, he said.

Mainland rival China Eastern Airlines, which has always opposed more competition on the route, said allowing Cathay to serve Shanghai would have a negative impact on other carriers.

But company secretary Luo Zhuping said the impact was difficult to quantify.

Luo said China Eastern has a 50 percent market share on the Hong Kong-Shanghai route and its four daily return flights have a load factor of 70 percent.

A spokesperson for Dragonair said the airline was accustomed to competition on mainland routes.

Credit Suisse aviation analyst Peter Hilton said greater access to China's air traffic is important to Cathay, although a sizable volume would be needed to have an impact on its bottom line.
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Old March 16th, 2006, 03:04 AM   #643
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hkskyline, do you know why the cargo business is usually slow after CNY? Is that because most business is closed at that time? or some other reasons?

also, do you happen to know if CX freighter will arrive in foreign city A, and then foreign city B, and then return to HK in order to reduce the cargo directional imbalance issue?
Factories close during CNY, so it takes some time for the cargo to build up and shipped after the holidays. The CNY falls after the busy Christmas retail season, so demand for air cargo space falls after December.

I'm not sure how CX routes its cargo planes, but they tend to make more stops. They are still bound by fifth freedom rights so I doubt they can make it across the world in one shot to reduce cargo directional imbalance.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 05:25 PM   #644
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Cathay Pacific to triple Indian air cargo operations
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Mumbai, Mar 17 (PTI) Cathay Pacific Airways plans to triple cargo operations from India by the middle of this calendar year and said it would operate non-stop freighter service between India and Hong Kong.

"We currently operate three cargo flights from India...From Mumbai and Delhi. By September, we will be adding seven more," Cathay Pacific Country Manager (India, Nepal and Bangladesh) Rupert Bray told reporters here today.

Currently, the airline handles 100 tonnes of cargo in each of its freighter aircraft from India besides about 20 tonnes in its regular passenger flights. About one third of the airline's revenue comes through cargo operations, he said.

The company operates three weekly Boeing 747-400 frieghter in Hong Kong-Delhi-London route and another three cargo flights in Honk Kong-Mumbai route.

The decision to increase freighter flights are based on the fact that the cargo operations from the country have seen a 16.5 per cent year-on-year growth, he said.

By June, the airline will add on flight in Hong Kong-Mumbai-Paris route and by August, it will add four non-stop freighters in Mumbai-Hong Kong route. The airline will introduce two more freighters between Hong Kong and India, Bray said.

Indian aviation sector is now witnessing a 25 per cent annual growth in both cargo and passenger traffic and is expected to be maintained over the next five years.

According to International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates, the Asian air cargo traffic is expected to grow at 8.5 per cent each year till 2009.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 05:35 PM   #645
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Cathay set for Shanghai
15 March 2006
Hong Kong Standard

Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong's largest airline, appears set to achieve one of its fondest dreams _ winning the right to operate passenger flights to Shanghai.

A spokeswoman for CAAC, the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China, confirmed Tuesday that Cathay could obtain approval to fly the Hong Kong-Shanghai route this year, but declined to say when.

This was after a state-backed newspaper quoted CAAC chairman Yang Yuanyuan as saying that Cathay would finally get permission to serve China's commercial metropolis. Shanghai would be Cathay's third mainland destination after Beijing and Xiamen. The British-controlled airline ceased flying to the mainland in 1991 as the result of an agreement between the Beijing and Hong Kong governments that allowed only one local carrier to fly mainland routes.

Hong Kong Dragon Airlines, or Dragonair, which is 18 percent owned by Cathay, won the privilege. That agreement expired in 2003.

According to industry statistics, one million passengers fly per year between Shanghai and Hong Kong, while six million passengers reach Shanghai from Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo and Seoul. Analysts said Cathay could easily capture 5 percent of this traffic.

Chief executive Philip Chen said Tuesday that Cathay is ready to launch services to Shanghai and expects to pick up mainland-bound traffic from Australia and Southeast Asia when it does.

If Cathay were allowed three Shanghai return flights per day, its traffic would increase by more than 300,000 passengers annually, he said.

Mainland rival China Eastern Airlines, which has always opposed more competition on the route, said allowing Cathay to serve Shanghai would have a negative impact on other carriers.

But company secretary Luo Zhuping said the impact was difficult to quantify.

Luo said China Eastern has a 50 percent market share on the Hong Kong-Shanghai route and its four daily return flights have a load factor of 70 percent.

A spokesperson for Dragonair said the airline was accustomed to competition on mainland routes.

Credit Suisse aviation analyst Peter Hilton said greater access to China's air traffic is important to Cathay, although a sizable volume would be needed to have an impact on its bottom line.
Cathay Pacific was actually founded in Shanghai so it's only fitting that they should be allowed to fly there. However it's not enough. Cathay should be able to transfer traffic from Australia and SE Asia onward to dozens of destinations throughout China. For example a businessman flying from Jakarta or Sydney should be able to transfer in Hong Kong to Chongqing, Wuhan, Chengdu, Tianjin, Hangzhou, etc.
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Old March 24th, 2006, 09:44 AM   #646
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It would be a great advantage for Cathay Pacific to have HK->Shanghai routes but I doubt The Chinese government would allow that.
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Old March 24th, 2006, 11:16 AM   #647
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It would be a great advantage for Cathay Pacific to have HK->Shanghai routes but I doubt The Chinese government would allow that.
Why not? Surely this quote suggests precisely he opposite - that the Chinese government will allow Cathay to fly to Shanghai:

"A spokeswoman for CAAC, the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China, confirmed Tuesday that Cathay could obtain approval to fly the Hong Kong-Shanghai route this year, but declined to say when.... This was after a state-backed newspaper quoted CAAC chairman Yang Yuanyuan as saying that Cathay would finally get permission to serve China's commercial metropolis."
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Old March 24th, 2006, 07:01 PM   #648
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It would be a great advantage for Cathay Pacific to have HK->Shanghai routes but I doubt The Chinese government would allow that.
Cathay has the rights to fly to Shanghai already after the last aviation agreement between HK and China. The matter is when they will start, which should be this year.
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Old March 25th, 2006, 12:09 AM   #649
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It would be a great advantage for Cathay Pacific to have HK->Shanghai routes but I doubt The Chinese government would allow that.
I think a lot of these air rights deal are usually "bilateral" and both sides give something, and receive something from each other. I am not sure about this particular deal though.
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Old March 26th, 2006, 01:58 AM   #650
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Does anyone have the song I Can Fly??

Please upload... and i didnt mean by having the ones that are 35seconds but those ones that are like real songs
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Old March 30th, 2006, 05:42 AM   #651
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29 March 2006
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Cathay Pacific to launch first freighter service to Chennai

Cathay Pacific Airways is to further expand its world cargo network with a new twice weekly freighter service linking Hong Kong to the fast-growing Indian cities of Mumbai (Bombay) and, for the first time, Chennai (Madras). It will also be the airline’s first direct freighter service from India to Hong Kong.

India is one of the world’s fastest growing cargo markets with an increasingly affluent customer base hungry for products made in China. The addition of this southeastern port city of Chennai will open up a new market for the airline and offer broader national coverage beyond the existing Cathay Pacific cargo and passenger services to Delhi and Mumbai.

The new service will operate every Tuesday and Friday from 2 June 2006 with a Boeing 747-200F freighter. It will depart Hong Kong at 11.40am, arrive in Mumbai at 3.00pm local time the same day before continuing to Chennai later that afternoon and heading back to Hong Kong at 7.50pm, arriving in the early hours of the following morning in good time for onward connections to the US.

Current Cathay Pacific freighter services to India include a three-times weekly flight to Mumbai which continues to Dubai and Paris then returns to Hong Kong via Dubai. The three-times-weekly Delhi service continues to London, then heads back to Hong Kong via Milan.

Cathay Pacific Director and General Manager Cargo Ron Mathison said: “Chennai is a major air cargo centre for textiles and clothing industries and will be a useful addition to our global freighter network. We will look to adding more freighter services to India later this year when we get more aircraft capacity.”
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Old March 31st, 2006, 05:55 AM   #652
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國 泰 飛 溫 7 乘 客 集 體 嘔 吐 不 適 一 度 採 隔 離 措 施
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空 姐 護 送 受 影 響 乘 客 下 機 。 陳 鳳 儀 攝

(本報記者周文琳、陳鳳儀報道)一架從香港直航溫哥華的國泰班機,發生7個乘客集體不適的事件,航機昨日中午抵達溫哥華國際機場後,加拿大衛生部人員一度把機上全部287個乘客隔離。在瞭解情況後,確定航機毋須全面消毒,飛機下午獲准載客飛返香港,但行程延誤逾兩個小時。國泰航空公司發言人皮爾遜(Jennifer Pearson)證實,該編號為CX838的班機,原定昨日中午12時降落溫哥華國際機場,但在飛往溫哥華途中,有7個乘客突然集體感到腹部不適,機長立即知會機場作好準備。航機降落後,加拿大衛生部人員上機瞭解情況,先把不適的乘客帶走檢查,並向乘客進行面談。
仍未確定不適原因
皮爾遜指出﹕「現階仍未確定該7個旅客不適的原因,所有調查工作由加拿大衛生部全權處理。」
受滯留機艙近一小時的李太太透露,不適的乘客主要為印裔人士,來自不同的家庭。航機抵達溫哥華機場,延至12時15分,機長透過機上廣播系統,宣布機上有乘客不適,呼籲乘客安坐位上,不要站立。驚魂甫定的她表示﹕「有些乘客發熱及嘔吐,衛生部職員登機後,為不適的乘客量血壓,詢問他們在機上的飲食,並且向乘客派發衛生入境表。填妥表格後,衛生部職員逐行叫人下機。」
李太太說﹕「我坐在第33排,那幾位不適的乘客主要坐在31排,由於要採取隔離措施,當局要求坐在他們前兩行及後兩行的乘客暫時不准下機。最氣憤是坐34排的乘客就可以走,僅一排之差,就被逼焗在機上近一個小時,直至下午1時才下機。」
溫機場入境部又特別為這班CX838的旅客開設專櫃,處理他們的入境程序。
乘客以為有人死亡
停留在機艙期間,李太太起初還以為有人身故。不過,當下機時間拖延愈久,她開始口乾,焦慮不安。李太太說﹕「這班航機,華人及印裔乘客各佔約5成,只有少數是白人。我發現坐在31行的一位印裔女長者,在登機不久後就向空姐索取藥物。國泰的航機一向很衛生。不過這班機的洗手間卻甚為不潔,我在下機前到洗手間,瞥見洗手盆有嘔吐物。空姐在照顧受影響乘客期間,沒有帶備口罩及手套﹗」
因航機上有乘客不適而要延誤歸期的萊切蒂(Carlotta Liechti)表示﹕「目前流行性傳染病最受關注,如禽流感及非典型肺炎,採取暫時隔離措施可以理解。我雖然是首次到香港,我沒有因為這次暫時隔離影響我旅遊香港的想法。」
加拿大衛生部後來確定航機沒有受到污染,可以毋須消毒返回香港﹔但原訂2時05分離開溫哥華的航班,要延誤了兩個多小時才起飛。

2006/3/31
Source: http://www.singtao.com/oversea/0331ao52.html

Translation:
A Cathay Pacific Flight from Hongkong to Vancouver on flight CX838 have had 7passengers having a fever or throwing up during the flight. The captain has reported the incident to the airport of vancouver to get ready. Miss Lee said: " Cathay pacific has been a very clean airline, but not this time, when i went to the toilet before leaving the aircraft, i saw spit on the sink. When the Flight attendants were treating the passengers with "sickness" without glove, thats not clean!" The passengers were known to be the same group or family, so they may have been eaten something that would cause them the sickness before boarding the aircraft. Health canada has done investigations and have caused a major delay.

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Here is the English version from Vancovuer :

Flight from Hong Kong delayed by illness
Frances Bula
Vancouver Sun
30 March 2006

SURREY - A Cathay Pacific flight was held up briefly in Vancouver Wednesday after half a dozen passengers complained of feeling ill on the flight from Hong Kong.

Health Canada officials were called in to assess the passengers, but within two hours everyone was cleared to leave, said Vancouver International Airport spokeswoman Jody Holgate.

The flight, which arrived in Vancouver about 12:15 p.m., had 287 passengers and 18 crew on board. It left shortly after 4 p.m.

Health inspectors found no reason to quarantine the plane and unconfirmed reports indicate the problem may have been food poisoning.
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Cathay Pacific to re-launch HK-Penang non-stop flights
31 Mar 2006 6:57 PM


Cathay Pacific Airways is re-introducing its non-stop flight between Hong Kong and Penang, which was discontinued nine years ago, effective April 24 due to the strong demand.

Cathay Pacific (Penang) manager Mandy Ng said the decision to restart the service was vital in enhancing tourism arrivals into Penang from its international network as well as boosting outbound traffic to Hong Kong and other countries in the region.

“We are also working very closely with Tourism Penang, and we trust that with the new service in place, we will be able to bring in more travellers from Japan, Korea, Taiwan and London as well as cater to the increasing number of leisure traffic from Mainland China into Penang via Hong Kong as the gateway,” she said in a statement on March 31.

The new service will depart from Hong Kong to Penang on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and fly from Penang to Hong Kong on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Cathay Pacific said the existing flights between Hong Kong and Penang via Kuala Lumpur will remain unchanged.

It said the new service, which is now open for booking, is scheduled to depart Penang at 8.25am and arrive Hong Kong at 12.15pm, enabling both business and leisure travelers to have more time in Hong Kong.

Cathay Pacific said the service would also provide seamless connections for passengers going to China, North Asia, Europe and North America.

For more information, call reservations at 04-2260411 (Penang), 03-20783377 (Kuala Lumpur) or visit www.cathaypacific.com.my
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Cathay Pacific Sees Another Tough Year In 2006
By David Pearson
4 April 2006

PARIS (Dow Jones)--Persistently high fuel costs mean that Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (0293.HK) will struggle to compress costs and preserve profits in 2006, the Hong Kong-based airline's chief operating officer said Tuesday.

"It's going to be another very challenging year," COO Tony Tyler told Dow Jones Newswires in an interview after a briefing for French journalists. Tyler declined to make any earnings projection, however.

Cathay Pacific said earlier this year that soaring 2005 fuel costs - up 67% to HK$15.59 million - caused a 25% decline in profit attributable to shareholders. That full-year profit fell to HK$3.30 billion from HK$4.42 billion despite a 19% rise in revenue to HK$50.91 billion.

The airline managed to reduce its per-unit cost excluding fuel by 1.9% last year, and Tyler said the company will continue to work on fuel-cost reductions in 2006, notably through hedging.

"The goal is to keep unit costs heading down while growing the business by about 8% this year," Tyler said.

The airline acquired a 9.9% stake in Air China (0753.HK) when Air China carried out an initial public offering in 2004, and last year the two airlines cemented a code-sharing agreement between Hong Kong and Beijing.

A code-sharing agreement is an arrangement between two airlines in which they both sell seats on a flight using their own flight numbers.

Tyler said Cathay Pacific isn't averse to increasing its strategic stake in Air China at some point in the future. "That's always a possibility. I certainly wouldn't rule that out if it makes sense to us," he said, adding that there are no plans at present to do so.

Cathay Pacific operates long-range routes from Asia to Europe, the U.S. and Australia, and would seem to be an ideal candidate to buy Airbus's (ABI.YY) 550-seat A380 superjumbo. But Cathay Pacific has so far refrained from ordering the aircraft, although Tyler didn't exclude such an eventuality.

"We could see a need for the A380 four of five years down the road, which would mean taking a decision on two or three years," he said.

Cathay Pacific, which has a thriving transatlantic freight business, would be interested in taking freighter versions of the A380 as well as passenger aircraft, Tyler said, the company would have to order several aircraft to to achieve a fleet of "critical size."

Airbus has booked orders for 159 of the double-deck A380, and has said that all the delivery slots are filled through late 2010. But Tyler is confident that not all of the airlines will take delivery of the planes on order, and that some A380s will likely be available when Cathay needs them.

"There are an awful lot of aircaft on order in the Middle East," he said. "I wonder where they're all going to go."

Dubai-based Emirates has ordered 41 passenger A380s plus two freighter versions of the aircraft that cost nearly close to $300 million apiece.

In the meantime, he said, Cathay is more interested in increasing flight frequencies on its routes than in raising volume.

Cathay has operated a frieght route from Hong Kong to Shanghai since 2005, and plans to start up a passenger service on the route later this year, Tyler said. Cathay also aims to add more freight services to European cities this year, he added.
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31 Mar 2006 6:57 PM


Cathay Pacific Airways is re-introducing its non-stop flight between Hong Kong and Penang, which was discontinued nine years ago, effective April 24 due to the strong demand.

Cathay Pacific (Penang) manager Mandy Ng said the decision to restart the service was vital in enhancing tourism arrivals into Penang from its international network as well as boosting outbound traffic to Hong Kong and other countries in the region.

“We are also working very closely with Tourism Penang, and we trust that with the new service in place, we will be able to bring in more travellers from Japan, Korea, Taiwan and London as well as cater to the increasing number of leisure traffic from Mainland China into Penang via Hong Kong as the gateway,” she said in a statement on March 31.

The new service will depart from Hong Kong to Penang on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and fly from Penang to Hong Kong on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Cathay Pacific said the existing flights between Hong Kong and Penang via Kuala Lumpur will remain unchanged.

It said the new service, which is now open for booking, is scheduled to depart Penang at 8.25am and arrive Hong Kong at 12.15pm, enabling both business and leisure travelers to have more time in Hong Kong.

Cathay Pacific said the service would also provide seamless connections for passengers going to China, North Asia, Europe and North America.

For more information, call reservations at 04-2260411 (Penang), 03-20783377 (Kuala Lumpur) or visit www.cathaypacific.com.my
If flights on others days involve a stopover in KUL, how are they going to persuade passengers to take it? They have been operating PEN to HKG via KUL flights every day for nine years before this annoucement
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If flights on others days involve a stopover in KUL, how are they going to persuade passengers to take it? They have been operating PEN to HKG via KUL flights every day for nine years before this annoucement
Because there are enough passenger going from HKG to KUL, and another group of passenger going from KUL, to Penang. So all those passenger that had to go to Penang, can now free up the space in the HKG-KUL-Penang route, and take the HKG-Penang route directly.
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Interesting article in ATW Online about CX fleet potential...

http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=4582

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'Discussing the passenger fleet, Tyler said the airline is very interested in the 787-10 as well the dash 9. "That's the [kind of] future long-haul aircraft we are looking for," he declared. The A380 is very much on the fleet renewal worksheet, as well the 747-8, because "one day we will have a need for larger aircraft."'
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Because there are enough passenger going from HKG to KUL, and another group of passenger going from KUL, to Penang. So all those passenger that had to go to Penang, can now free up the space in the HKG-KUL-Penang route, and take the HKG-Penang route directly.
you are right. There is a surge in Malaysia- HKG traffic since the opening of Disneyland but KLIA is way behind changi in terms of frequencies. There are 15 flights between SIN and HKG compared to 6 for KLIA
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30 March 2006
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Cathay Pacific Chief Executive shares world brand leadership experience at Guangzhou Business Leaders’ Forum

Cathay Pacific Airways’ Chief Executive Philip Chen today shared his experience in building a successful world brand in Hong Kong with business leaders at a forum in Guangzhou, saying that brand management is a major part of the company-wide strategy to fulfil a “promise”.

“A brand is a promise. It is not just advertising. In fact that is not even half of the story. It is everything we do and every member of staff has a role to play,” said Mr Chen at the CEO Forum in Guangzhou titled “Global Co-operation and Competition: The New Frontier for Enterprises” organized by Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

As the airline of Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific strives to be one of Hong Kong’s most recognised brands at home and overseas by providing a unique travel experience.

Mr Chen told the Forum’s session on “Building Branded Companies and Products” that branding and building a product “personality” with which customers can identify is more important than ever to differentiate Cathay Pacific from competing airlines. Communicating that message breaks traditional marketing boundaries.

“We communicate our brand to our customers through a continuous dialogue, from commercials to one-on-one. Instead of being product driven we are customer-driven. It is communicated through all the things we do and every staff our customers have contact with, because, ultimately, the 15 million passengers who buy a Cathay Pacific ticket are our best promoters,” Mr Chen said.

Cathay Pacific has seized the lead with a number of initiatives that have helped promote the prosperity of Hong Kong, further strengthening its role as the airline of Hong Kong. It created the World’s Biggest Welcome lucky draw to boost tourism in Hong Kong by giving away 10,000 free inbound tickets, and spearheaded the “We Love Hong Kong” campaign to get Hong Kong back onto its feet after SARS.

Major Hong Kong events sponsored by the airline include the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, International Chinese New Year Parade, Broadway musicals, Hong Kong Squash Open and Hong Kong International Races. All attract tourists to the city.

Sponsorship of major events and adopting a leadership role in the local community is a major part of the airline’s brand building strategy, helping to enhance its image throughout the world whilst promoting Hong Kong.

The CEO Forum brought together leaders from government and business including keynote speakers Mr Joseph W P Wong, Secretary for Commerce, Industry & Technology, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and Mr Tang Hao, Deputy Secretary General of the People’s Government of Guangdong Province.
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