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Old July 16th, 2004, 07:36 AM   #81
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http://www.farnborough.com/

Farnborough International is organised by the Society of British Aerospace Companies, the trade association for the UK aerospace industry, and is held every two years. The next Airshow will be held from 19th-25th July 2004.

The Farnborough Airshow is open to the public on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th July. As well as five large exhibition halls, the static aircraft display and a fantastic flying display lasting over four hours; there are also exciting attractions to entertain you and your family. 2004 marks the centenary of Charles Rolls meeting Henry Royce. Rolls-Royce has teamed with the Farnborough Airshow to present an exclusive celebration of this union. A unique display of Rolls-Royce powered aircraft will dominate the sky, with over 100 years of flying achievements unveiled before you.

Cathay Pacific will have a B747-400 on display and will do a flight demonstration. South African will bring a B747-400 to the show.
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19 July 2004
Cathay Pacific brings Manchester United Soccer Schools to Hong Kong and offers soccer scholarships





Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that the airline is the presenting sponsor and official carrier for the first ever Manchester United Soccer Schools in Hong Kong. As part of its long-term commitment to youth development and its belief in the importance of providing opportunities for the community, a Cathay Pacific scholarship will also be set up for young talented Hong Kong soccer players.

The Manchester United Soccer Schools is the first of its kind in Asia and will provide training for promising young soccer players in Hong Kong. The school will operate in the Hong Kong Football Club, Happy Valley and the Community Sports Club in Sheung Shui from October 2004 to March 2005. Over 1,000 youngsters between 8 and 15 will benefit from this five-month coaching period.

To help talented Hong Kong soccer players who may not have the opportunity or resources to enrol in the school, the airline has set up a Cathay Pacific Scholarship for these promising youths. Around 30 youngsters will be able to attend free training courses provided by the Manchester United Soccer Schools. Details of recruitment activities will be revealed later.

Today’s announcement took place at the Hong Kong Football Club and officiating guests included Cathay Pacific Director Sales & Marketing James Barrington, Manchester United Soccer Schools New Business Development Manager, Dale Hobson, Manchester United Soccer Schools Head of Operations and Logistics, Gavin Rhodes and also ProEvents Chairman, Paul Kam.

The formalities were followed by a soccer skills demonstration and a preview of what the Manchester United School training has to offer. The “training” session was conducted for a group of Hong Kong youngsters by Gavin Rhodes and former Manchester United legend Eric Cantona.

Cathay Pacific Director Sales & Marketing James Barrington said: “We are delighted to be the first airline to bring in the Manchester United Soccer Schools to Asia and have it located in our home - Hong Kong. With the professional training from the Manchester United Soccer Schools, we will be one step closer to seeing our young Hong Kong soccer players represent Hong Kong in international matches.”

Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson said: “We believe that through our soccer schools we can take our football philosophy around the world. We are aware that we enjoy huge support in Hong Kong and it is with this in mind that we will be running Manchester United Soccer Schools from October. We believe that the soccer school will provide children – whether fans of Manchester United or not – with the benefit of coaching the Manchester United way.”

Cathay Pacific frequently sponsors international sport and cultural events in Hong Kong to arouse greater awareness and interest amongst local youth. These include the annual Rugby Sevens in March and the recent Mamma Mia Master Class which took place in July that provided excellent opportunities for youth participation.
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Old July 21st, 2004, 06:43 PM   #88
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20 July 2004
Cathay Pacific takes students on African wilderness adventure


Cathay Pacific Corporate Communication Manager - Public Relations Kandy Chan (second row, sixth from the left) officiated at the departure ceremony for the 2004 Cathay Pacific International Wilderness Experience Programme, which will take 52 delegates from Asia, New Zealand, the Middle East and South Africa to the Entabeni Game Reserve for a nine-day ecological course. Each of the delegates prepared a birthday gift in celebration of the programme’s 10th anniversary

Cathay Pacific Airways today took 42 students from Asia, New Zealand, and the Middle East to join 10 others in South Africa on the trip of a lifetime to learn more about the environment while on safari in Southern Africa.

The Cathay Pacific International Wilderness Experience Programme, now in its 10th year, brings together young people from all over the world to study the environment and learn more about world cultural diversity.

This year’s programme will take place at the Entabeni Nature Reserve in South Africa, a 10,000-hectare reserve that is home to elephants, rhinos, lions, buffalo, leopards and more than 80 other species of mammals and 380 species of birds.

The students will be guided by a team of highly-qualified Educational Officers and see the environment close up during hikes, camping trips and wildlife observations. They will also share each other’s cultural heritage through group discussions, traditional songs, dances and theatrical wedding ceremonies.

Cathay Pacific General Manager Corporate Communication Alan Wong said: “This year marks the 10th anniversary of our wilderness programme. As Hong Kong’s airline, Cathay Pacific is committed not just to serving our own community but also to fulfilling our responsibilities towards the global environment. It is in this spirit that the airline supports and organises events such as this to explore the unique Southern African wilderness.”

Cathay Pacific launched the International Wilderness Experience Programme in 1994. Since then, more than 400 students have taken part in the programme. This year, students have been selected from Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, New Zealand, Bangkok, Mumbai, Delhi, Manila, Cebu, Saigon, Kuala Lumpa, Seoul, Jakarta, Vietnam, Tokyo, Osaka, and South Africa.
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22 July 2004
Cathay Pacific’s first Beijing-Hong Kong exchange a success



Cathay Pacific Airways and The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups successfully concluded their first jointly organised educational exchange programme for young people in Beijing and Hong Kong, as Beijing students wrapped up their visit to Hong Kong aviation facilities and schools.

Cathay Pacific and the Federation designed the programme to give outstanding young people from low-income families in Hong Kong and Beijing the chance to take part in an exchange programme. Thirty students from Beijing, selected from an application pool of more than 500, visited Hong Kong from July 16 to 20 to learn more about aviation and Hong Kong’s way of life.

The theme of the first exchange was "Aviation and Aerospace Technology". Students toured Hong Kong’s world-class aviation facilities, including the airport’s air traffic control tower, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company (HAECO), Cathay Pacific Catering Services and Cathay Pacific City. They also visited local schools, families and youth centres to get an insight on the lives of Hong Kong people of their own age.

Beijing student Yang Ying Lin said: “This trip was an eye-opening experience and allowed me to visit and understand Hong Kong. I learned to be independent and the experience strengthened my ability to work in society.”

Another student Zheng Shuo said: “Hong Kong people are very hospitable and I felt warmly welcomed. I got to understand Hong Kong people’s way of life and thinking. I think that Hong Kong’s aviation industry is very well developed.”

The Beijing students’ visit was the second part of the programme. In April, Cathay Pacific sent a similar group of Hong Kong students to Beijing to visit aviation and aerospace facilities.

Cathay Pacific Director and Chief Operating Officer Philip Chen said: "This programme is special as it not only builds greater understanding about aspects of life in Beijing and Hong Kong, but also offers rare opportunities to visit some leading aviation and aerospace facilities. Now that Cathay Pacific has resumed services to Beijing we want to help young people who might not otherwise have the chance to take part in an exchange programme."

Executive Director of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Dr. Rosanna Wong said, “The Federation organizes a variety of exchange programmes designed to provide youth with broader experience and to widen their perspective on the world. In this reciprocal exchange programme, those young Hong Kong people who visited Beijing in April have helped receive a delegation from Beijing. This gave them further opportunity to compare their home cultures, share views and build long lasting friendships.”
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26 July 2004
Cathay Pacific showcases ‘Asia’s world city’ at Farnborough

Cathay Pacific Airways’ unique “Asia’s world city” livery jumbo performed a dramatic flypast display on Sunday at the Farnborough International Air Show, the first time that Hong Kong has had a headlining role at the world’s biggest aviation event.

The aircraft, a Boeing 747-400, performed slow and high-speed flypasts at an altitude of just 600 feet, pulling away steeply in a sharp banking turn giving a rare close-up display of grace and power before thousands of air enthusiasts. “Asia’s world city” was also on static display at the show ground for most of the day.

Cathay Pacific was invited to Farnborough to help celebrate the centenary of aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce. Cathay Pacific, very much a pioneer in the commercial aviation world, was a launch customer for the Boeing 747-400 and tested the first prototype aircraft fitted with the Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engine, now used widely by airlines around the world.

The “Asia’s world city” aircraft was specially chosen to promote Hong Kong at the event. Its livery, created to mark the fifth year of the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR, features Hong Kong’s fiery dragon logo, symbolising the dynamic spirit of the city. Green and blue waves running down the aircraft’s back represent the land and oceans over which it flies.

Cathay Pacific Director and Chief Operating Officer Philip Chen said: “A dramatic display by our ‘Asia's world city’ for the first time put Hong Kong centre stage of this important world event. Cathay Pacific has a proud 58-year history in Hong Kong and a 30-year association with Rolls-Royce. As Hong Kong’s airline, we were delighted to celebrate both at the world’s biggest air show. With Cathay Pacific pioneering the use of Rolls-Royce engines on the Boeing 747-400 it was fitting that we appear at Farnborough.”







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Cathay Pacific showcases ‘Asia’s world city’ at Farnborough
The aircraft, a Boeing 747-400, performed slow and high-speed flypasts at an altitude of just 600 feet, pulling away steeply in a sharp banking turn giving a rare close-up display of grace and power before thousands of air enthusiasts. “Asia’s world city” was also on static display at the show ground for most of the day.
I wish there is a video clip for this performance. It's definitely one of the most stunning action for a commercial 747-400.
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Old July 27th, 2004, 09:04 AM   #92
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They are actually buying more 747s!
Only for Cargo, not passenger.
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Old July 30th, 2004, 10:00 AM   #93
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few more of this beauty at the Farnborough International Air Show





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Old July 31st, 2004, 02:22 AM   #94
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Links to the above photos and a few more :
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/627359/M/
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http://www.airliners.net/open.file/627428/M/
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Old July 31st, 2004, 07:57 AM   #95
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Cathay bid to raise fuel surcharge
Foster Wong, HK Standard

Cathay Pacific Airways, Asia's sixth-largest airline, has applied to extend and raise the fuel surcharge on tickets to help offset rising fuel costs.

The airline has been imposing a surcharge of US$5 (HK$39) per person on short-haul flights and US$14 on long-haul services since June after receiving approval from the Civil Aviation Department (CAD). The surcharge expires at the end of this month.

"We have applied to the Civil Aviation Department to extend and increase the fuel surcharge on passenger tickets,'' a Cathay spokeswoman said. She declined to reveal the size of the increase.

The CAD, which granted permission for 11 airlines to levy a fuel surcharge in late May, said seven had applied for an extension.

Four had also applied for an increase in the surcharge, a department spokeswoman said on Friday. However, she said no decision had been made and declined to identify the applicants.

Cathay Pacific's 17.8-per cent owned Hong Kong Dragon Airlines (Dragonair), which operates direct flights to more than 20 cities on the mainland, said it was among the seven applicants.

Analysts said the surcharge could only help Cathay Pacific to ease some of the cost pressures in the short term but its earnings recovery would slow down.

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Record one-day traffic for Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific

HONG KONG (AFP) — Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific saw passenger numbers rise in July, during which the carrier set a one-day record, the company said Monday.

The airline carried 1.26 million passengers for the month, up from 1.14 million in June, a statement said.

On July 4 it set a one-day record when 45,803 passengers flew with the airline.

At the same time, Cathay's cargo arm carried 80,811 tons of freight.

The company attributed the rise in passengers to the high number of public holidays in the month.

It also announced the purchase of eight used Boeing 747s-400 jets, four of which will be converted to freighters.

Cathay's rise in 2004 passengers follows a tumultuous 2003 in which it saw revenue and passenger numbers slump as a result of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak, which claimed 299 lives and decimated the economy.
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ive just travelled to Australia and back with cathay pacific and the food was great on the flights!!!
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09 August 2004
Cathay Pacific fleet to exceed 100 aircraft with new acquisitions

Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that its fleet will exceed 100 aircraft after committing to eight used Boeing 747-400s, half of which will be converted into freighters. The aircraft will be obtained from a number of owners and operators and arrive from now through 2006. The airline plans to purchase seven and lease one other.

This acquisition follows orders made earlier this year for one new B747-400 freighter plus two new B777-300 and six new Airbus 330-300s to join the airline’s regional fleet. These combined commitments will swell the airline’s operating fleet from 86 all-wide-body aircraft at present to 103 in just over three years, after the final A330-300s arrive. This additional investment will add to the approximate 20 percent increase in passenger capacity made by the airline in the past two years.

Six of the eight aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney 4056-3 engines and the other two by the Rolls-Royce RB211-524. All the aircraft are of a similar age to the B747-400s already in operation with the airline. Cathay Pacific currently operates 19 B747-400 passenger and 5 B747-400 freighter aircraft.

Four of the newly acquired aircraft will support the expansion of Cathay Pacific’s passenger fleet, following a complete retrofit so that the aircraft and cabin meet the same standards as existing Cathay Pacific aircraft. The other four will be converted into freighters and deployed on trunk routes to Europe and North America.

In January this year, Cathay Pacific announced it would be the world’s first airline to take part in the new B747-400 passenger-to-freighter conversion programme, and has so far committed to convert six aircraft with options on six more.

Cathay Pacific Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive David Turnbull said: “Passing the 100 aircraft mark is a tremendous milestone in the development of Cathay Pacific and further underlines our commitment to strengthen Hong Kong as a global passenger and air cargo hub. This latest acquisition, along with our order for nine new aircraft made earlier in the year, represents one of the fastest programmes of fleet growth in the airline’s history.”
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Is this the first time they buy used planes?
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