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Old June 8th, 2004, 11:45 PM   #61
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Big Airbus on radar as Cathay seeks cost cuts
Keith Wallis, HK Standard

Cathay Pacific Airways is unlikely to buy Boeing's new 7E7 Dreamliner passenger jet, but it is interested in the Airbus A380 super-jumbo, a senior executive says.

This comes as it seeks further cost cuts to offset the high price of fuel.

Speaking on the sidelines of the International Air Transport Association annual conference yesterday, corporate development director Tony Tyler said the 200-250-passenger Boeing 7E7 "was probably too small'' to fit in with Cathay Pacific's regional and transcontinental network.

Cathay Pacific already operates Airbus A330-300s, which can seat 250 to 311 passengers, on intra-Asian and medium-haul services.

In April it ordered eight jets - six Airbus 330-300s and two Boeing 777-300s - for delivery between 2005 and 2007 to expand its regional fleet.

Boeing is planning three versions of the 7E7, although only two models are being offered at present - the 7E7-800, capable of flying 200 passengers 13,500 kilometres, and the 250-seat 7E7-900, which can fly 15,000 kilometres.

All Nippon Airways became the launch customer of the 7E7 after agreeing to buy 50, while Air New Zealand last week confirmed an order for two aircraft.

Tyler said the A380 would be a "strong candidate'' for many of Cathay Pacific's transcontinental routes, including services to Europe and North America. But he ruled out any immediate plans to buy the plane, which can seat up to 555 passengers when it enters service with Singapore Airlines in three years' time.

Tyler, who becomes chief operating officer at the end of this year, said Cathay Pacific is assessing its requirements for long-range aircraft.

These includes Airbus A380s and A340-500s and 600s, together with Boeing 777-300ERs and 200LRs.

Cathay Pacific operates three A340-600s that will be used to launch non-stop services to New York next month. .

Cathay Pacific also flies a shorter-range model of the 777-300s. Boeing delivered its first 777-300ER to Air France in April, while the 777-200LR will not enter service until next year.

Tyler said Cathay Pacific is also looking at an advanced version of the Boeing 747-400, although Boeing has yet to launch the aircraft programme.

Cathay Pacific is also in talks to buy up to 12 second-hand 747-400s, some of which will be converted to freighters.

Tyler said that while passenger growth could rise by up to 7 per cent this year, the airline would speed up cost reductions to offset high fuel costs.

Last year, Cathay Pacific aimed to reduce costs by 10 per cent by 2007 on the assumption oil prices would be about US$30 (HK$234) per barrel.

If oil prices remain high, Tyler said: "We'll have to find other ways to save costs. We hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.''

He believed the price of oil would settle over the next few months at US$30-US$35 a barrel.

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Old June 11th, 2004, 04:31 PM   #62
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Cathay Pacific targets fleet of 100
Jonathan Tam, HK Standard

Cathay Pacific Airways will increase its fleet to 100 aircraft "very soon'' and explore new routes to facilitate its expansion, chief operating officer Philip Chen said yesterday.

Speaking at a business luncheon in New York City, Chen said Cathay Pacific will "announce very soon'' a decision to either buy or lease new aircraft made by Airbus and Boeing, including additional 747-400s.

The airline, which currently operates 86 aircraft, ordered six Airbus A330s and two Boeing 777s in April in a deal worth about HK$8 billion. The aircraft will be delivered between 2005 and 2007.


Speaking in Singapore earlier in the week, Cathay Pacific director of corporate development Tony Tyler confirmed Cathay was in talks to acquire a raft of pre-owned Boeing 747-400s, some of which would be converted to cargo planes.

Tyler also said the carrier is studying its long-term fleet requirements which include possible orders for the double-deck Airbus A380, long-range A340-500 and 600s and extended and long-range Boeing 777s, and an advanced version of the Boeing 747-400.

"We are poised to begin a period of significant expansion and we are now exploring the scope for adding a range of exciting new routes. This means huge investment,'' Chen said in New York.

The reviving global tourism business has been encouraging airlines to expand after going through a severe downturn due to the September 11 terrorist attack, the Sars outbreak and the war in Iraq over the past three years.

Cathay Pacific will launch its first daily direct flight from Hong Kong to New York on July 1, delayed by the weak US economy in 2001 and the Sars outbreak in Hong Kong last year.

Instead of flying across the Pacific Ocean, the planes will fly north, via China, Mongolia, Russia, then across the North Pole and Canada before landing in New York. The airline now runs daily flights between the two cities with a transit stopover in Vancouver.

During the past year, Cathay has added services to Beijing, Colombo, Taipei and Sapporo.

It has already won preliminary agreement to fly between London and New York to complete its round-the-world network following talks last year between Hong Kong and British air service negotiators.

But the final go-ahead by bureaucrats at the European Commission is still awaited.

Chen dismissed concerns that the possible opening of direct links between China and Taiwan could harm Cathay saying it had been diversifying its revenue from Taiwan by making Hong Kong a stopover for other places such as the US and Europe, rather than the mainland.

"I'm sure we'll attract many Taiwanese to come to Hong Kong for the direct flight to New York,'' he said.

He also said that once the cross-strait links were liberalised, it would mean more travel restrictions on mainlanders would be lifted, and Hong Kong would therefore receive more tourists.

Chen said although budget airlines have been making some buzz in Asia, they may not be as successful as those in the US and Europe because there were fewer cheaper secondary airports in Asia than other areas.

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Cathay Pacific celebrates non-stop service to New York with 500 guests at gala dinner

Cathay Pacific Airways today staged a gala celebration for its new daily non-stop service between Hong Kong and New York, with close to 500 guests attending the event in New York City.

The gala evening was hosted by Cathay Pacific Director and Chief Operating Officer Philip Chen at fashionable restaurant Cipriani. A delegation from the Hong Kong Government, business community and local media travelled to New York with him.

During the event, Cathay Pacific was presented with the Robb Report award, the United States’ most prestigious luxury lifestyle and travel award. Cathay Pacific was the world’s only airline named “Best of the Best” in the 16th annual Robb Report awards for the “world’s most exceptional products and services”.

Gala guests also enjoyed the airline’s “Walking on Air” stage show that showcases Cathay Pacific’s history and cabin crew uniforms through the ages.

With the launch of the new service on 1 July, Cathay Pacific will be the only airline to operate a daily non-stop flight between the two cities as well as a second daily one-stop service via Vancouver.

Cathay Pacific wrote aviation history when it made the world’s first ever non-stop commercial flight over the North Pole from New York to Hong Kong on 5 July 1998. In so doing, the airline paved the way that all airlines operating trans-polar flights to Asia now follow.

Speaking at the gala dinner, Mr Chen said: “We are delighted to start the only daily non-stop service that will take passengers only 16 hours to travel between two of the world’s most important business hubs on the world’s newest commercial aircraft, the Airbus 340-600. The new service will offer unbeatable choice and connectivity, further strengthening links between the two hubs. As the home carrier of Hong Kong, we are delighted to be able to play a part in bringing the world closer together.

“With our existing one-stop service via Vancouver we will be the only airline to offer passengers the choice of two flights between New York and Hong Kong every day. The new service underlines our commitment to give customers greater flexibility and to strengthen Hong Kong as a global hub,” Mr Chen said.

The addition of the new flight means that Cathay Pacific will operate 72 passenger and cargo services a week between Hong Kong and North America. The airline serves 24 cities in the United States, either directly or through code share passenger services.
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Old June 24th, 2004, 11:41 PM   #65
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24 June 2004
Cathay Pacific adds daily non-stop service to Sydney

Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that from 31 October 2004, it will add an additional non-stop flight to Sydney, creating a thrice-daily service to Sydney everyday of the week. Cathay Pacific now offers the most frequencies between Hong Kong and Sydney as well as Australia than any other airlines. The new service will bring the total number of flights to Sydney to 21 weekly. The total number of flights to Australia will also be increased to 43 per week.

The airline currently operates a double-daily non-stop service between Hong Kong and Sydney. The new flight will give customers more flexibility and choice - creating shorter connecting times for European travellers to Sydney and allows for morning connections in Hong Kong to onward destinations in North Asia. The new service is now open for booking and will be operated by an Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

Cathay Pacific Director and Chief Operating Officer Philip Chen said: “With a third daily service to Sydney, Cathay Pacific is strengthening Hong Kong as a global hub creating even greater connections to more major cities throughout the world. The new service offers even greater flexibility and provides access to more connections across our entire network. It will also further enhance Hong Kong’s position as a global aviation hub.”
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The world's best airport lounges
By Nick Easen for CNN
Thursday, June 24, 2004 Posted: 12:11 AM EDT (0411 GMT)

Airline lounges are designed to be welcome retreats, away from the hustle and bustle of busy terminals.

(CNN) -- If you thought European or North American airlines provided the best airport lounges for executive comfort, think again.

If you have a layover on your next trip and you are looking for a lounge to relax in or catch up with office work, make sure it is in the Asia-Pacific or Middle East.

According to one of the largest yearly surveys, airlines from these two regions have the best airport lounges, taking the top five positions.

Recently Cathay Pacific Airways was voted as having the world's best lounge in the 2004 Skytrax poll. It also emerged top overall for first and business class lounges.

"We are delighted to receive such overwhelming support from our customers," Cathay Pacific General Manager Quince Chong said in a statement.

"It is testament to the dedication and hard work of all our staff, both on the ground and in the air."

For first class, Emirates, Gulf Air, South African Airways and Thai International followed behind Cathay Pacific.

Cathay's closest rivals for business class honors were Gulf, Emirates, SAS and Qantas.

UK-based Skytrax Research conducted the survey over a ten-month period, and attracted more than 1.4 million votes.

Voters were asked to evaluate a range of criteria including seating capacity, lounge decor, business facilities, washrooms, showers and leisure amenities, food and beverage selections, as well as the efficiency, friendliness and attitude of lounge staff.

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific pushed Emirates off the top after the Dubai-based airline won the accolade last year.

Signature touches throughout these award-winning lounges can now include: showers, wireless Internet access and 24-hour refreshments with bar services, including gourmet selections.

BEST AIRPORT LOUNGES
1. Cathay Pacific
2. Emirates
3. Gulf Air
4. Malaysia Airlines
5. Qantas
6. SAS Scandinavian Airlines
7. Virgin Atlantic
8. Asiana Airlines
9. British Airways
10. South African Airways
Source: Skytrax Survey 2004
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In detail:

First Class Lounge - 2004 rating

1.Cathay Pacific
2.Emirates
3.Gulf Air
4.South African Airways
5.Thai Airways

Business Class Lounge - 2004 rating

1.Cathay Pacific
2.Gulf Air
3.Emirates
4.SAS Scandinavian
5.Qantas Airways


BEST LOUNGE - Final rankings


1.Cathay Pacific
2.Emirates
3.Gulf Air
4.Malaysia Airlines
5.Qantas
6.SAS Scandinavian Airlines
7.Virgin Atlantic
8.Asiana Airlines
9.British Airways
10.South African Airways

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I saw TV ads for Cathay and they were showcasing their A340-600 which leads me to think that the rumours of CX being unhappy about the plane and planning to withdraw it from service is probably BS.
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Cathay Pacific launches only daily non-stop service to New York

Cathay Pacific today launched a new non-stop service between Hong Kong and New York, making it the only airline to offer a daily non-stop and second daily one-stop service between the two cities. The new service further strengthens Hong Kong’s position as Asia’s leading aviation hub.

Flight CX830, operated by the ultra-long-haul Airbus 340-600 departed Hong Kong International Airport at 10:15AM to follow a direct route over the North Pole. Cathay Pacific is the first airline to operate this new aircraft non-stop to the far side of the world. The flight’s captain, Mark Micallef-Eynaud, estimated the journey time to New York’s Kennedy Airport would be 14 hours 35 minutes, meaning the flight may arrive even earlier than scheduled.

The service is expected to be popular with business travellers as it offers greater flexibility and choice of when to travel, a valuable saving on the journey time and the benefit of not being disturbed by stopping mid-way through the flight. Bookings for the first flight from Hong Kong to New York are full and are very strong in the coming months.

To celebrate the new service, double Asia Miles are being offered to Asia Miles members who book to travel on the non-stop service between 01 July and 30 September.

“The non-stop flight is very exciting and I am very happy to have this choice,” said Business Class passenger Peter Dunne, a resident of both Hong Kong and New York and a Diamond Marco Polo Club member. “I fly maybe 250,000 miles a year, and to save a few hours on my journey time is terrific. When I get to New York I have to drive a couple of hours and this flight’s early arrival means I will avoid the city traffic.”

Sheri Witthoft, travelling with her three children, Andrew, Anna and Olin, said she flies with her family to New York at least once a year. “I’ve lived in Hong Kong for 13 years and travelled with kids for 13 years and I am very glad I can now fly non-stop. Before, we might go via Tokyo and end up changing planes maybe three times. We’re also thrilled about flying over the North Pole.”

Cathay Pacific’s Director and Chief Operating Officer Philip Chen said: “Our new non-stop service to New York underlines our commitment to growing the airline and building connections from Hong Kong to other major global centres. In addition to offering the only daily non-stop service and twice-daily service, we are the only airline to offer a full premium three-class product on the route. We are confident the route will be very successful. ”

The non-stop flight will feature Cathay Pacific’s award-winning First Class, New Business Class, and enhanced Economy Class. The aircraft is fitted with the enhanced StudioCX inflight entertainment system that offers over 100 titles including movies, music, news, short features and games. With the Hong Kong-New York non-stop service, Cathay Pacific will operate 72 weekly flights to North America, with 56 passenger and 16 freighter services. The airline also serves 26 cities in the United States including either directly or code-share passenger services.



Regular travellers Sophia and Erica Lee, who are flying with their father, hold certificates - signed by Cathay Pacific’s Director and Chief Operating Officer Philip Chen - given to every passenger that mark them flying on the airline's first non-stop flight to New York.


The Witthoft family is thrilled to fly over the North Pole for the first time on CX830 non-stop from Hong Kong to New York.


The crew of CX830, led by Captain Mark Micallef-Eynaud, just before embarking upon the first non-stop Hong Kong-New York service on the ultra-long-haul Airbus 340-600. Second right back row: General Manager Inflight Service, Ms Quince Chong joins the crew to operate the historic flight.
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Date: July 2, 2004
Flight: CX839
Origin: Vancouver (YVR)
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07 July 2004
Cathay Pacific offers youngsters MAMA MIA! Hong Kong master class

Cathay Pacific Airways last night sponsored 40 outstanding young people to take part in a MAMMA MIA! masterclass. The students met the actors of the smash hit musical, which is being presented in Hong Kong by the airline, enjoyed a tour of the backstage area and then sat down to enjoy the whole show.

The 40 students from Hong Kong, all aged between 16 and 18, were selected by Cathay Pacific based on their passion for the performing arts as well as the fact that they would not otherwise have the privilege of being able to see such a world-class musical production. The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups helped in the selection process.

On their backstage tour the students visited the wardrobe and technical departments, watched the performers do their vocal and physical warm-up exercises and visited the sound desk. They also met MAMMA MIA! stars Kellie Rode and Christopher Parker, who play the key roles of Sophie Sheridan and Sky respectively.

The young people were very excited to go behind the scenes of the world’s number-one musical. Form 4 student Clement Lee said: “I’ve been crazy about musicals and drama since I was in Form 1, but this is the first time I’ve been able to see a real production. I never thought I’d get the opportunity to meet the lead actors!”

MAMMA MIA!, which features ABBA’s greatest hits woven into an infectious and funny love story, has been seen by over 18 million people worldwide. Each night more than 18,000 people see the show around the world. MAMMA MIA! has opened in more than 60 major cities since the first production in London five years ago. The show began its run at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre on 9 June 2004 for a strictly limited season. A season extension was announced early this week, with bookings open to mid-August.

Cathay Pacific has helped to stage a number of international musicals in Hong Kong in recent years, including Miss Saigon and Singin’ in the Rain. Cathay Pacific General Manager Corporate Communication Alan Wong said that the airline is delighted to be the title sponsor of MAMMA MIA! in Hong Kong and is happy to help local youth discover more about this popular art form.

“Last night’s masterclass provided a unique opportunity for young people to get an insider’s look into a world-class musical production and meet with their cast members. As Hong Kong’s airline, we will continue to do our best to bring the best and most exciting cultural events to the city and at the same time help develop young people into well-rounded individuals.”

For more information on MAMMA MIA!, please visit www.mamma-mia.com.



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Cathay Pacific releases June 2004 traffic figures

Cathay Pacific Airways today released traffic figures for June 2004, a month that saw the airline set a new one-day passenger record. It was also the best June on record in terms of tonnage carried for the airline’s cargo operation.

In June, the airline carried 1,142,345 passengers, up from 1,064,516 carried in May. Figures were boosted by the advent of successive public holidays that encouraged leisure travellers to take long weekend breaks. The new one-day record was set on 27 June when 45,331 passengers flew with the airline. The old record of 42,824, set during this year’s Chinese New Year holiday, was bested on three other days in June.

High passenger numbers were produced by a 79.7 percent average passenger load factor and an increase in capacity, measured in terms of Available Seat Kilometres, or ASKs, which has risen 19 percent in the past two years.

The airline carried 76,769 tonnes of cargo in June, traditionally a quiet period of the year. Although less than the 79,906 tonnes carried in May, it was still the highest June total on record. The cargo load factor was 70.2 percent.

Cumulative figures for the first six months of the year show steady growth. The number of passengers carried by the airline was up by more than half over the same period in 2003, which was heavily affected by SARS, and by about 8 percent on the first half of 2002. The volume of cargo carried in the first six months of the year rose by more than 15 percent over the same six-month period last year and by 13 percent on the first half of 2002.

Cathay Pacific General Manager Revenue Management, Sales & Distribution Ian Shiu said: “Public holidays made a difference, but the key drivers behind the steady growth in passenger business continued to be the upbeat economy and the increase in capacity generated by our fleet and service expansion over the past two years. However, high fuel prices are still inflating costs.”

Cathay Pacific Director & General Manager Cargo Ron Mathison said: “An increase in capacity and better than expected demand for this time of year in key markets in Europe and North America gave business a lift. Yet persistently higher operating costs created by rising fuel prices remain a concern.”
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Cathay Pacific stages “live” New York non-stop promotion

Cathay Pacific Airways today staged a “live” promotion to draw attention to its new daily non-stop service between Hong Kong and New York, which started on 1 July. Eight men dressed as construction workers pulled out stop signs in the crowded streets of Central and Causeway Bay to signify the launch of the non-stop service between the two business capitals.

Cathay Pacific General Manager Marketing Charlie Stewart-Cox said: “We are delighted to start this non-stop service and are developing a creative marketing approach to generate awareness and spread the exciting news that we have started a new direct flight."

Cathay Pacific is the only airline to offer a daily non-stop and second daily one-stop service between Hong Kong and New York. The new service further strengthens Hong Kong’s position as Asia’s leading aviation hub.

Please find below a detailed schedule of the routing in Central and Causeway Bay:

July 14 (Wednesday)
12:00-14:30 Central
17:30-20:00 Causeway Bay

July 15 (Thursday)
12:30-15:00 Causeway Bay
17:30-20:00 Central

July 16 (Friday)
18:30-21:00 Causeway Bay


Four performers dressed as construction workers "pulling stops" at an MTR station entrance in Central to promote Cathay Pacific's non-stop service between Hong Kong and New York.
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Cathay Pacific awards supply contract to inflight sales group

Cathay Pacific Airways today announced it has awarded a five-year supply agreement contract to Inflight Sales Group Hong Kong Ltd. (ISG) to supply inflight sales items including liquor, tobacco, perfumes, cosmetics and other general merchandise. The contract will take effect from 1 October 2004.

Cathay Pacific has worked with ISG Hong Kong since 1999. It has supplied a range of top brand items for sale on Cathay Pacific flights. Under the new contract it will supply liquor and tobacco products as well.

Cathay Pacific's inflight retail service offers a wide range of products ranging from best-selling fragrances, cosmetics, skincare products, watches, jewellery, accessories and toys, to Hong Kong souvenirs, spirits, tobacco and Cathay Pacific memorabilia.Cathay Pacific was named the "Best Inflight Travel Retailer" at the Raven Fox Awards for Travel Retail Excellence in the Asia Pacific in 2003 and "Best Inflight Retailer" in 1998 and 2001.
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