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Old September 27th, 2006, 04:17 AM   #781
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Cathay Pacific Airways to complete takeover of Hong Kong's Dragonair Thursday
26 September 2006

HONG KONG (AP) - Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. will complete its takeover of Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Ltd. on Thursday, the carriers said Tuesday.

The deal will greatly expand Cathay's access to Chinese destinations because Dragonair flies to 22 Chinese cities. Cathay has lobbied unsuccessfully to increase its limited passenger service to two Chinese cities.

Cathay agreed in June to acquire the shares in Dragonair that it didn't already own from China National Aviation Co., CITIC Pacific Ltd. and Swire Pacific Ltd., Cathay's parent.

As part of the complex HK$12.29 billion airline transaction, Cathay will also increase its stake in flag carrier Air China Ltd. to 17.5 percent from 10 percent, while Air China will take a 17.5 percent stake in Cathay.

China Air and Cathay plan to closely cooperate on flights between Hong Kong and China, and will market seats on each other's flights through a codesharing arrangement, while sharing costs and revenues.
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Old September 27th, 2006, 04:03 PM   #782
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its good to hear cathay can expand more on mainland china
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Old September 27th, 2006, 05:41 PM   #783
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China has always been the missing piece to CX, which has prompted the Air China / Dragonair initiatives in addition to securing their own routes to mainland cities.
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Old September 28th, 2006, 05:54 AM   #784
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Cathay Pacific has just unveiled new seats for both first, business, and economy. Hope you enjoy it.

The First Class, is like a mini suite.
The Business class is similiar to AC's.
The Economy Class is somewhat a bit different from what is offered now!

http://www.cathaypacific.com/cpa/en_...iewthenewseats

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Emirates (A340-500 and B777) still has a better first class but Cathay business and ecoonomy look good
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Old September 28th, 2006, 06:02 AM   #785
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The seats are beautiful!
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Old September 28th, 2006, 06:12 AM   #786
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$7000!?!?! hong kong or american dollars?
USD$
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Old September 28th, 2006, 07:24 AM   #787
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The seats are cool, but that cloth pattern has to go! Whatever happened to leather seats in first class? Also it looks very 80s-ish in terms of design. They could at least have the seat adjuster thing look like a Mercedes seat adjuster thing rather than crappy 70s buttons.
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Old September 28th, 2006, 07:32 AM   #788
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HK Cathay Pacific Denies Plans to Buy Stake in Alitalia

(ANSA) - Rome, September 27 - Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. does not plan to buy a stake in Italy's flag carrier Alitalia, said Rob Bradshow, Cathay Pacific's new director for Italy, dismissing recent media reports to that effect.

Cathay Pacific is interested in cooperation agreements with national airlines in countries, where the company is currently active, but does not intend to acquire stakes in them, Bradshow added during a meeting with journalists in Rome.

Furthermore, Cathay Pacific's efforts are currently focused on the acquisition of the remaining 82.21 pct stake in Hong Kong airline Dragonair, which is pending approval by the respective Chinese authorities, Bradshow said.

Dragonair operates flights linking Hong Kong with 24 cities in China, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan.

(Editor's note: Alitalia's CEO Giancarlo Cimoli presented on September 26, 2006 the first part of an update of the business plan for the troubled air carrier for the period between 2005 and 2008, which concerns the financial state of the company and envisages a further reduction of costs, ANSA said on September 27, 2006.) (ANSA).
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Old October 1st, 2006, 04:48 AM   #789
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New Seat

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New First Class
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Old October 3rd, 2006, 06:23 AM   #790
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Old October 4th, 2006, 08:29 AM   #791
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Fuel surcharges to stay
1 October 2006
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The price of oil may be falling, but aircraft passengers will not see any benefit in the shape of lower fuel surcharges.

Cathay Pacific has defended its decision to maintain the ticket surcharge at HK$117 for short-haul passengers and HK$481 for long-haul flights, citing the high and volatile price of jet fuel.

The Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department has approved an extension of passenger fuel surcharges for two months from today despite oil trading at US$62.91 a barrel at the close of trading on Friday, down from the record US$78.40 on July 14.

A Cathay spokeswoman said the cost of jet fuel averaged US$85 a barrel for the first half of September. The airline says it has absorbed nearly half of the fuel cost increases.

"Fuel is the single-largest cost factor for the airline, accounting for some 30 per cent of the total operating cost. Cathay Pacific regrets the need to impose fuel surcharges on passengers, but it has no choice," the spokeswoman said.
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Old October 9th, 2006, 07:55 AM   #792
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Old October 11th, 2006, 12:59 AM   #793
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Cathay Pacific airliner lands safely following emergency

HONG KONG, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- A Cathay Pacific airliner bound for Taipei in China's Taiwan was forced to return to Hong Kong after smoke was detected in the cockpit Monday evening, Hong Kong radio RTHK reported.

The Boeing 777-300 did an about turn some 20 minutes in to the flight and made an emergency landing at the Hong Kong international airport at Chek Lap Kok. All 380 passengers and 16 crew were safely evacuated, the radio report said.

The airline is investigating the emergency, it said.
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Old October 12th, 2006, 05:15 AM   #794
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Cathay Pacific welcomes Chief Executive’s pledge on Hong Kong aviation hub
11 October 2006
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Cathay Pacific Airways today welcomed the commitment made by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR Government, Mr Donald Tsang, in his annual policy address, to reinforce Hong Kong as an international and regional aviation hub.

“Cathay Pacific is wholly committed to growing the Hong Kong aviation hub through an aggressive strategy of expansion and growth,” the airline’s Chief Executive, Mr. Philip Chen said. “The continuous expansion of our fleet and our integration with Dragonair underline our vision of Hong Kong as the premier aviation hub of the Asia Pacific.

“In this context, the Chief Executive’s commitment to continuing the Administration’s efforts to expand our air services network, as well as air cargo capacity at Hong Kong International Airport, are important measures in strengthening the hub.

“Our plans to build the world’s largest air cargo terminal at HKIA are consistent with this approach.”

Mr. Chen also said that the Chief Executive’s emphasis on economic development, enhancing family services and measures to tackle environmental issues reflected community priorities.
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Cathay Pacific Releases September 2006 Traffic Figures
12 October 2006
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Cathay Pacific Airways today released traffic figures for September that show steady passenger growth at the end of the summer peak period. Cargo growth continued to exceed capacity increase.

Last month the airline carried a total of 1,302,902 passengers, up 4.6% on September 2005. The passenger load factor was up by 0.2 percentage points to 76.6% while capacity, measured in available seat kilometres, was up 5.9%. Figures for the year to date show passenger numbers up 8.8% and capacity up 8.9% over the corresponding period in 2005.

The amount of cargo carried by the airline in September was 106,604 tonnes, a 6.3% gain on the same month last year. Capacity, measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometres, rose by 5.9% over September 2005. The cargo load factor for the month rose by 2.6 percentage points to 71.3%.

Cathay Pacific General Manager Revenue Management, Sales & Distribution Ian Shiu said: “Following a strong peak season from June through August, the good load factor was driven by the return of business traffic and the end of school holidays. The outlook for remainder of the year looks stable.’’

Cathay Pacific Director & General Manager Cargo Ron Mathison said: "Once again tonnage grew marginally faster than capacity. The week ending 30 September set a record for Cathay Pacific with 26,890 tonnes of freight uplifted, driven by extremely strong before and after the National Day holiday. Throughout the month, demand out of southern China and Shanghai was very strong, particularly to the East Coast of the United States. We also introduced two new services, to Toronto and Stockholm. As a result, the outlook at the start of the peak season is reasonably optimistic."

The full September figures are on the following page :
http://www.cathaypacific.com/cpa/en_...0011d21c39____
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Cathay banks on Suvarnabhumi
15 October 2006
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Cathay Pacific Airways hopes the opening of Suvarnabhumi Airport will help the airline expand both its passenger and cargo network in the long term.

CEO Philip Chen believes the new airport will boost the number of travellers between Bangkok and Hong Kong as well as increase its cargo business.

However, the carrier will not add any flights between the two cities this year.

Cathay Pacific, which has been operating in Thailand for 50 years, operates 53 flights per week out of Bangkok, mostly to Hong Kong. Its affiliated cargo airline, Air Hong Kong, services 10 flights a week between Thailand and Hong Kong.

Chen cited many minor technical problems with the opening of Suvarnabhumi, but they are expected to be solved soon.

One executive said the airline had learned about these types of problem eight years ago when the new Hong Kong airport opened.

Cathay Pacific yesterday opened a first- and business-class lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Decorated with warm contemporary colours and providing a sense of privacy, it is equipped with laptop connections for broadband, modem and wireless Internet access.

"We know that a lounge is one of the most important things for travellers, so we made it good," said Chen. "The new lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport is one of the most modern places, the same as in Hong Kong."
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Goodrich gets Cathay Pacific contract
18 October 2006

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Goodrich Corp., which makes airplane parts, said Wednesday it received a contract from Cathay Pacific Airways to supply wheels, brakes and services for its new fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft for an undisclosed amount.

The company said Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific bought 18 new planes and placed purchase rights for an additional 18, which Goodrich will also service.

The first of the new aircraft will be delivered in September 2007.

Shares of Goodrich gained 11 cents to $42.66 in morning trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
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