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Old August 10th, 2004, 10:18 AM   #101
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Cathay Pacific is awesome. How much is one Rolls Royce engine anyways?
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Is this an LCD screen connected to a exterior camera for viewing? Or is it just a nice painting?

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Old August 10th, 2004, 02:35 PM   #103
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I Guess it's just a Painting, or is it really a LCD display??? Also, I wanna ask if anybody know if Cathay Pacific is planning on buying any A380, if so how much planes???
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Old August 11th, 2004, 03:18 AM   #104
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I Guess it's just a Painting, or is it really a LCD display??? Also, I wanna ask if anybody know if Cathay Pacific is planning on buying any A380, if so how much planes???

From one article it mentioned that Cathay was considering it. I guess CX wants to see how the plane performs for other airlines first before buying it. Playing it safe.
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Old August 11th, 2004, 06:16 AM   #105
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Cathay Pacific reports July 2004 traffic figures

9 August 2004


Cathay Pacific today released its traffic figures for July 2004, a month that saw holiday traffic set a new one-month passenger record and an upturn in cargo carried as well.

In July, the airline carried 1,268,634 passengers, a new one-month record, up from 1,142,345 carried in June. A new one-day passenger record of 45,803 was set on 4 July, beating a week-old record of 45,331 passengers set on 27 June.

High passenger numbers were produced by an 81.3 percent average passenger load factor, the highest so far this year, along with a new record one-month passenger capacity, measured in terms of Available Seat Kilometres, or ASKs.

The airline carried 80,811 tonnes of cargo in July, up from 76,769 tonnes in June. The cargo load factor was 69.6 percent, marginally down from 70.2 percent last month.

Cathay Pacific General Manager Revenue Management, Sales & Distribution Ian Shiu said: “The arrival of the summer travel peak and an increase in capacity both contributed to a record number of passengers travelling with the airline in July. Figures were boosted by the popularity of our non-stop New York service, which has been at near capacity during its first month in operation.”

Cathay Pacific Director & General Manager Cargo Ron Mathison said: “Re-exports from Hong Kong to North America and Australia remained strong in July and we expect that overall cargo demand will begin to build in late August as the seasonal peak begins. Fuel accounts for a large proportion of cargo’s operating costs, so its current high level remains a serious concern.”
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Old August 11th, 2004, 07:54 PM   #106
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Cathay Pacific announces 2004 Interim Results

Turnover : +48.1%
Profit : +HK$ 3,012.0 million



Cathay Pacific Airways Chairman James Hughes-Hallett listens to a question during a news conference in Hong Kong, August 11, 2004.
-- REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Cathay Pacific Airways reported a first-half profit attributable to shareholders of HK$1,771 million in its 2004 Interim Results published today. This was in marked contrast to the HK$1,241 million loss recorded during the SARS-affected first half of 2003.

An improving world economy and a strong recovery in Hong Kong propelled growth in both the airline’s passenger and cargo operations. The airline responded by introducing new services and additional frequencies across its network.

Turnover was sharply higher at HK$18,185 million, compared to HK$12,275 million during the same six-month period last year. The number of passengers carried increased 59.3 percent to 6.4 million. Passenger yield improved to HK45.7 cents, up from HK42.8 cents, reflecting both the improved demand for business and leisure travel and currency gains resulting from the weaker US dollar.

Cargo volumes increased 15.8 percent to 469,909 tonnes due to continued growth of re-exports from Southern China and higher volumes carried on trunk routes to Europe, Japan and the United States. Cargo yield remained at HK$1.72.

Higher revenues were partially offset by higher costs arising from the sharp rise in the price of fuel. The average price before hedging was 16.9 percent higher than in the same period last year. Fuel accounted for 21.8 percent of the airline’s operating costs during the period.

Cathay Pacific Chairman James Hughes-Hallett said: “Prospects for the traditionally stronger second half of the year appear to be good, although the high fuel price remains a concern, which if sustained, could dampen global economic growth and the demand for air travel. We remain optimistic over our future and will continue to develop our network, strengthen Hong Kong as a global aviation hub and focus on delivering superior value to customers.”
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Old August 15th, 2004, 08:15 AM   #107
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Cathay plans on adding cargo, passenger flights
By Ramona Ruiz

13 August 2004, Khaleej Times Online



DUBAI - With Dubai being a strong growth area for the airline industry, Cathay Pacific Airways intends to add capacity as well as operate more cargo and passenger flights, disclosed Philip Herbert, the newly-appointed Country Manager for UAE and Oman at Cathay Pacific, during a welcome reception held at the Shangri-La hotel in Dubai on Wednesday.

The event, attended by well-wishers from the airline, tourism and travel industry and the media, was also organised to bid farewell to Navin Chellaram, Cathay Pacific's outgoing Country Manager for UAE and Oman, who will be based in Hong Kong after a successful three-year stint in Dubai.

Mr Herbert, in a Press statement, further commented: "With already 11 passenger and 45 cargo flights a week, Cathay Pacific is set for further growth in its services to Dubai - making the UAE and the Middle East in general, an increasingly important part of its business. It is therefore an especially exciting time to come here."

Mr Chellaram said: "My successor comes with a wealth of experience. He's had outstation assignments in Singapore, Bombay and Japan. With your support, Cathay Pacific will continue to grow in Dubai."

Mr Herbert was recently posted as Cathay Pacific's E-business manager focusing on the development on online communications and services for flight crew. Having been with the Swire Group and Cathay Pacific for more than a decade, he brings in an extensive marketing and management expertise to the airline's Gulf unit.

Mr Chellaram noted the airline's exceptional business growth in the region. "I spent three challenging and very enjoyable years in Dubai. During that time, we have seen our business grow significantly at Cathay Pacific. This is mainly due to the growth and expansion of Dubai, and the support of our friends from the industry," he said. He had expressed optimism that Cathay Pacific will have a stronger second half of 2004 due to the continued growth and expansion of Dubai, which boosts traffic in and out of the emirate.

Cathay Pacific flies 11 times out of Dubai to Hong Kong and offers convenient connections to Asia, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and China. For the UAE, the airline has a revenue growth of more than 50 per cent for the first half of the year over the same period last year. The airline had recently reported a net profit of HK$1.77 billion ($226.9 million) in the first six months of 2004, compared with a record net loss of HK$1.24 billion in 2003 due to the SARS outbreak.
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Old August 16th, 2004, 09:04 PM   #108
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Old August 17th, 2004, 06:11 PM   #109
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i flew on A346 (CX) when i returned from taipei.

the interior is really really nice. just wondering why they deploy it for short-haul flights.
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Old August 17th, 2004, 06:46 PM   #110
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10 August 2004

Cathay Pacific ‘I Can Fly’ students visit Boeing, Airbus plants

Cathay Pacific Airways today welcomed home top students from the “I Can Fly” programme who took trips of a lifetime to the Boeing and Airbus aircraft factories in the United States and France.

The five-day trips were their reward for excelling throughout the year-long programme, during which they learned about aviation and took part in community service projects in Hong Kong. Throughout, Cathay Pacific pilots acted as the students’ mentors.

A third “I Can Fly” group will visit the BAE Flying School in Adelaide, Australia, from 17 August, where Cathay Pacific cadets undergo their initial flight training. In all, 100 students will take part in the trips.

The group that took off for the Boeing plant in Seattle toured the B777 and B747 assembly lines as well as the Boeing Field Flight Test Centre and Museum of Flight.
As luck would have it, they were in town in time for the annual SEAFAIR, where they saw the U.S. Navy Blue Angels aerobatics display team in action.

“It was a great experience for the kids. Most had never visited the United States,” said Corporate Communication Executive Sherman Liu, who accompanied the group. “They didn’t expect the Boeing factory would be so huge. The museum was special because it showed how aviation evolved from the simplest gliders to the most modern commercial aircraft. There was even a retired Air Force One aircraft. We got to see inside where the U.S. President used to sit.”

The group that visited Airbus in Toulouse toured the final assembly line of the super-jumbo A380 and also saw the mock-up for the A340-600 and inside a real Concorde. They also visited Toulouse and the Walled City of Carcassonne, a fortified medieval town.

“The students were so excited when they saw the A380 assembly line. Their efforts over the past year definitely paid off, and it was great to see their dreams come true,” said Information Officer Carina Chow, who accompanied the Airbus group.

Cathay Pacific, together with the support of Airbus, Boeing and BAE Flying School, fully sponsored the three trips. Some 1,000 local students aged between 13 and 18 years took part in the “I Can Fly” programme.



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Cathay disciplines pilots for `sporty' landing
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Cathay Pacific Airways has disciplined the flight crew of a Boeing 747-400 passenger jet after what one insider said was a "sporty'' approach to Hong Kong International Airport late last month.

The Civil Aviation Department confirmed that the captain and first officer ignored the advice of air traffic controllers.

As a result, the aircraft had to make a 60-degree turn just 500 feet above the choppy waters of the Pearl River estuary so that it could land safely on the airport's northern runway. Angelique Tam, Cathay Pacific manager of corporate communications, confirmed that an incident had taken place.

But following discussions with the airline's flight operations department and management, she repeatedly refused to give any further information about the incident or the action taken by the airline against the flight crew. She said: "I don't want to go into details.''

Tam would only confirm that the pilot and first officer of Cathay Pacific's early morning flight CX904 from Manila had been disciplined following the incident on July 29.

One source said both had been demoted. Another said they had been sent for retraining.

"We had an inquiry before taking necessary internal action,'' Tam said. "There was no danger to passengers. We take all necessary action to maintain our high standards of flying.''

The Civil Aviation Department, though, confirmed that both the department and Cathay Pacific have launched investigations into the botched approach into Hong Kong International Airport. It said the investigations would take about three months to complete.

The department said that as the aircraft passed west of the airport, "air traffic control continually advised the pilots to turn left. However, they elected to turn right and this prevented them from completing a correct approach to the runway''.

As a result, "the pilots misjudged the distance from the runway and had to do a tighter turn than normal to establish on the centreline of Runway 07L. They achieved this at approximately five miles from the runway and had descended to 500 feet''.

Industry insiders claimed that this prompted the aircraft's ground proximity warning system (GPWS) to sound. The GPWS warns pilots against flying into the ground.

But the department added: "Information from the pilots, confirmed by the aircraft's flight data recorder, [shows] the GPWS was not activated.''

Civil aviation officials said there was little air traffic control could do and indicated the pilots were trying to avoid rough weather.

"Air traffic control may give some directions, but as the pilots had manoeuvred themselves into the position, albeit for weather avoidance, there was little that air traffic control could do.''

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Tuesday August 24, 11:15 AM
INTERVIEW: Cathay Cost Cuts To Bridge Oil Hedging Gap
By Nisha Gopalan
Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--As oil prices hover around US$50 a barrel, airlines worldwide are struggling to cope.

And none more so than Hong Kong's de facto flagship carrier Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (0293.HK). Cathay has only been able to hedge less than a quarter of its fuel costs until the end of the year, and with oil prices now so high, it's too expensive to do more hedging.

"There's not a lot we can do," said Tony Tyler, Cathay's director of corporate development.

"We can't beat the market by hedging, so the best we can do is take the sting out of high fuel prices by fuel surcharges, but these will only offset some of the impact of higher fuel costs," Tyler told Dow Jones Newswires.

"In the past few years, we've had to face the Asian economic crisis, the Sept. 11 attacks, the world economic downturn, SARS and now fuel costs," said Tyler. "Unless we continue to bring our costs down, we won't survive."

Last week, Hong Kong's government allowed Cathay to increase the fuel surcharges it had on short-haul flights to US$7 a sector for each passenger, from the US$5 imposed on June 4. The airline was also given the right to raise fuel surcharges for long-haul flights to US$19 from US$14, in moves that will be valid until the end of November.

Fuel costs now make up about quarter of Cathay's operating costs, up from 21.8% between January and June this year, and just 17% two years ago. The higher fuel prices have shaken up Cathay's traditional cost base, where staff costs often exceed any other expense.

"That's no longer the case," said Tyler. "Staff costs haven't gone down, but now we're finding that fuel is our big cost," he said, adding Cathay's goal of getting unit costs down by 10% over the next three years is achievable.

To that end, Cathay, whose 14,500-strong staff is still around the level of ten years ago, has kept a lid on staff costs and pay rises.

Layoffs A Last Resort

"We'll never say never when it comes to layoffs, but we can promise that they will be a last resort," said Tyler.

Key to Cathay's strategy of cutting unit costs has been expansion by acquiring - among other things - more efficient aircraft. It plans to increase its fleet to 109 aircraft by 2007 from 86 currently to expand its global route network, especially to the U.S. and Middle East.

"Growing our business is one way we believe we can bring unit costs down," said Tyler. "We're hiring more staff at the lower end of the pay scale and buying more efficient aircraft."

It helps that Asia's travel industry has bounced back from last year's SARS crisis, as has Cathay's earnings, with the airline posting first-half net profit of HK$1.77 billion, after a loss of HK$1.24 billion in the same period last year.

Forward bookings of flights for September and October, "look very good," he said. "Of course, we don't want to overstretch our business, but we're seeing growth in demand from all our markets."

For now, at least, a significant expansion in mainland China remains a distant goal.

Last year, Cathay resumed flights to China after a 13-year absence, and currently operates three flights a week to Beijing. It also has licenses to fly to Shanghai and Xiamen, but is unable to service these routes until it gets approval from China's aviation authorities.

Keeping costs down isn't the only challenge Cathay faces. Several budget airlines have been launched in Asia in recent months, among them Malaysia's AirAsia Sdn. Bhd. (AIA.YY), Australia's Virgin Blue Holdings Ltd. (VBA.AU), and Singapore's Valuair. The latter's flights between Hong Kong and Singapore are in direct competition to Cathay.

"As we've said before, we'll never rule out the possibility of starting our own low-cost carrier," said Tyler. "But for now, our strategy of dealing with these airlines on our patch is to compete aggressively, and that often means making more cheap fares available."

-By Nisha Gopalan, Dow Jones Newswires; 852-2832-2343; [email protected]

-Edited by Alastair McIndoe
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27 August 2004
‘I Can Fly’ member presents facility model to HAECO

A model of Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO), produced by ‘I Can Fly’ member Matthew Wai, was presented to Mr. Thomas Ng, General Manager (Personnel) at HAECO on 24 August. Matthew had chosen to feature HAECO for his year-end “I Can Fly” report as he’d found the visit to the HAECO facility one of the programme’s most memorable activities.

Matthew spent more than a week on producing this model. He described the visit to HAECO as an eye-opening opportunity and gave ‘I Can Fly’ members a closer look at the aircraft parts at the hanger which in turn enhanced their understanding of various aviation concepts. Mathew hopes to pursue a career as an airline pilot.

HAECO’s General Manager Personnel, Mr. Thomas Ng said: “HAECO is happy to support this aviation education programme and we hope to see Matthew join the aviation industry in the near future.”

Matthew joined the ‘I Can Fly’ programme in 2003 and was one of its youngest members. He was also selected as one of the 100 outstanding members who were invited to take part in overseas trips to Adelaide for flying training. He described the ‘I Can Fly’ programme as a life-rewarding experience.

The Cathay Pacific “I Can Fly” programme invites 1,000 youth aged between 13 to 18 to take part in a series of aviation and social service activities, led by Cathay Pacific pilots. It aims to nurture the spirit of social service and an enthusiasm for aviation among local youngsters.

HAECO specialises in providing comprehensive aeronautical engineering services to airlines and operators since 1950. It is the only full service provider at the Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok offering comprehensive line to heavy maintenance packages including extensive aircraft component overhaul support and AOG/aircraft recovery service. The company has supported Cathay Pacific I Can Fly Programme with providing visit and tour to its hanger and have given the 1,000 local youth a practical aviation class.



HAECO General Manager (Personnel), Mr. Thomas Ng (right) receiving the model from Matthew Wai (left). He was impressed with Mathew’s creativity and eye for detail.
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01 September 2004
Cathay Pacific offers onboard Nintendo games

Cathay Pacific Airways today announced its StudioCX inflight entertainment will offer 31 popular Nintendo® games on board starting 1 September 2004 on its flights.

The new onboard system, Nintendo Gateway Game Boy will be available in First and Business Class on all Cathay Pacific long-haul aircraft fitted with the Audio and Video on Demand (AVOD) Inflight Entertainment system.

The onboard games are identical to Nintendo's Game Boy® handheld versions which are hugely popular worldwide. Today Game Boy is the world's best-selling video game system having sold more than 168 million units to date. Twenty-seven of the titles onboard have sold more than one million units each. Nintendo Gateway Game Boy features proprietary software adapted from the Game Boy Color hardware and games, and designed to operate on airline Inflight Entertainment systems. In addition to game selection, passengers can access game pause and resume features via the system's convenient onscreen menu.

The games are split into eight categories - 'Pokémon', 'Adventure', 'Puzzle', 'Sports', 'Role Playing', 'Arcade', 'Board & Card' and 'Action'.

As a leader in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo has sold more than 1.9 billion video games worldwide. Nintendo both manufactures and markets the hardware and software for its home video game systems, including its newest platforms Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance.

In addition to the Nintendo games, 10 interactive computer games are also available for all passengers travelling on Cathay Pacific's long haul aircraft and the Business Class passengers of its regional fleet.

Cathay Pacific's StudioCX, the state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system, also offers passengers a full choice of audio and video entertainment. In Economy Class StudioCX offers over 20 channels of video entertainment. In First and Business Class Audio and Video on Demand allows passengers to select the movie they want to watch, when they want to watch it. With over 200 hours of all entertainment programs, StudioCX is sure to keep you entertained throughout your journey.
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07 September 2004
oneworld airlines offer frequent flyers up to 15,000 bonus miles

oneworld, the leading global airline alliance, is offering air travellers the world over an enticing
incentive to encourage them to sample more of its unrivalled international network – a bonus of
up to 15,000 frequent flyer miles or points that can be redeemed for flights across the
grouping’s 575-destination map.

To participate, you must already be a member or enroll as a new member of any one of the
eight oneworld airlines’ frequent flyer programmes – American Airlines’ AAdvantage, the
British Airways Executive Club, Qantas Frequent Flyer, Cathay Pacific’s Marco Polo Club,
Iberia Plus, LAN’s LANPASS, Finnair Plus or Aer Lingus’ Gold Circle Club.

Then you need fly on at least three oneworld airlines, including the one with which you have
registered as a frequent flyer member, between 1 October and 30 November 2004, on eligible
fares. These include a number of economy/coach class fares, besides those for travel in First,
Business or British Airways’ World Traveller Plus.

There are minor differences in the way the promotion operates in some member airlines’
frequent flyer schemes. Some require participants to register for the bonus promotion first. The
size of the bonus varies too between some member airlines, because of the different structures
of their individual frequent flyer schemes. For instance, members of Iberia Plus will be eligible
for a 1,200 point bonus.

Full details of the bonus offer are available on each airline’s frequent flyer programme website,
with links to them all from the home page at www.oneworld.com

Since oneworld was launched five years ago, members of its partner airlines’ frequent flyer
programmes have been able to earn miles and tier status points when they fly on eligible fares
on any other airline in the alliance and redeem them across the entire grouping’s network,
covering 135 countries, from Australia to Zimbabwe.

So those bonus miles could help take you anywhere from Aalborg, Albuquerque or Accra to
Zaragoza or Zurich or anywhere else served by the alliance’s by eight member airlines and their
17 associated carriers.

oneworld Managing Partner John McCulloch said: “The bonus is just that – a bonus, in
addition to the regular rewards earned for each of those flights. It’s a way of highlighting to
customers new and old that if their travels take them beyond their regular airline’s schedules to
other parts of oneworld’s unrivalled international map, they’ll receive the same high level of
care, service, support and frequent flyer privileges from all other carriers in our group.”

Besides frequent flyer awards, those privileges include tier points towards higher status
frequent flyer programme membership, which in turn leads to lounge access, priority check-in
and wait listing whenever you fly with any oneworld carrier anywhere in the world (see notes
below).

oneworld’s eight airlines and their affiliates carried more than 220 million passengers last year
on a combined fleet of almost 2,000 aircraft operating more than 7,500 flights a day.

oneworld and its member airlines regularly receive more honours in the various industry award
schemes than members of the other airline alliances combined, reflecting the quality of their
customer service. The alliance itself was named the World's Leading Airline Alliance in the
most recent World Travel Awards, based on votes cast by 80,000 travel agencies
professionals from more than 200 countries. oneworld offers a wider range of alliance fare and
sales products than all of the competition combined and is on track to become the first alliance
to offer the customer convenience of interline e-ticketing, by the end of 2004.
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Friday September 10, 6:24 PM
HK's Cathay wants to code share with China Eastern

HONG KONG, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. wants to code share with China Eastern Airlines Corp. after a new air services
pact failed to give Cathay immediate access to the lucrative Shanghai market.

Code-sharing allows airlines to sell seats on each others' flights.

"It's one of the things we're looking at," Tony Tyler, Cathay's director of corporate
development told reporters on Friday.

Under the air services deal with Beijing announced on Wednesday, the number of passenger
flights between Hong Kong and mainland China would be increased gradually by 30 percent
to 1,600 a week and the number of all-cargo flights will double to 84.

However, the pact fell short of deals China has negotiated with other countries such as the
United States as it opens up its fast-growing aviation market to more competition. Cathay
must wait until October 2006 before it can begin flying the coveted route to Shanghai.

Cathay, Hong Kong's main carrier and the world's third-largest by market value, already
cooperates with Shanghai-based China Eastern on a frequent flyer programme and staff
training.

There has long been talk that Cathay may take a stake in the Chinese carrier but Tyler declined to comment.

Cathay said it was interested in adding more flights to Beijing and starting passenger flights to the southeastern city of Xiamen under the new deal.
Tyler also said that Cathay would look at other destinations in China.
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Cathay Pacific to launch third daily Sydney service in expanded winter passenger schedule

Cathay Pacific Airways today announced it will be the only airline to operate three-times daily to Sydney with the 31 October launch of a new early morning service that is part of an expanded new winter schedule. Overall, the airline will add 16 weekly scheduled departures out of Hong Kong, bringing total passenger services to 511 flights – further strengthening Hong Kong as a global aviation hub and the gateway to the Chinese Mainland.

With the start on 31 October of the airline’s winter schedule, passenger services to Manila will increase from 35 to 37 weekly flights and Surabaya will go from 3 to 4 services a week. Brisbane will be served daily, up from five flights a week, and two more services to Auckland will take its weekly total to 12. In all, Cathay Pacific will operate 63 passenger services per week between Hong Kong and Australia and New Zealand.

Later, from 1 December, Cathay Pacific will add two more weekly services to Dubai, taking it to 13 flights a week. Cathay Pacific serves 87 destinations for passenger services worldwide, either directly or through code shares. During the summer, Cathay Pacific launched a daily non-stop service to New York and, through code-share arrangements, services to Moscow, Madrid and Barcelona.

According to the latest visitor arrival statistics from the Hong Kong Tourism Board (“HKTB”), the Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific region represents an area of robust potential. July arrivals amounted to 41,384, representing 85.3% growth on July 2003 and 31.7% on the 2002 figure. For the first seven months of 2004, arrivals stood at 81.3% ahead of those for 2003 and 13.7% above 2002.

Cathay Pacific Director and Chief Operating Officer Philip Chen said: "A third daily flight to Sydney will put us firmly in the lead. We are offering more than 17,000 seats to Australia and New Zealand every week and 900,000 seats every year. Our expanded winter schedule further strengthens Hong Kong's status as a global aviation hub, offering one of the strongest connections to Australia and New Zealand among major hubs, and linking them to other parts of the world via Hong Kong.”

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Manila 37 (+2)
Surabaya 4 (+1)
Brisbane 7 (+2)
Sydney 21 (+7)
Auckland 12 (+2)

Passenger Services / Week from December 1 (Change)
Dubai 13 (+2)
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08 September 2004
Cathay Pacific announces opening of the Cathay Pacific the wing box at Happy Valley racecourse

Cathay Pacific Airways this evening opened its “Cathay Pacific The Wing” spectator box at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Happy Valley racecourse as a part of its three-year sponsorship of the “Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races”.

Access to the Happy Valley box, and another like at Shatin racecourse, opened on Sunday, will be available in special “Cathay Pacific Fly ’n’ See Hong Kong International Races” travel packages, now available around the world.

Members of the Marco Polo Club, the airline’s premium customers, many of whom attended the Happy Valley opening, can also book the boxes to entertain visitors and friends at one of Hong Kong’s most popular sporting spectacles.

Cathay Pacific will be title sponsor of the Hong Kong International Races, Hong Kong’s blue ribbon international horse racing event, for the next three years, starting with this year’s meeting in December. The airline’s sponsorship of the “Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races,” as they will be known, is part of its commitment to reinforce Hong Kong’s profile as Asia’s events capital.

Cathay Pacific has a long tradition of helping to bring top international sports and cultural events to Hong Kong. The airline is joint sponsor with Credit Suisse First Boston of the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tournament and is recently helped to stage the hit musical MAMMA MIA!
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Cathay Pacific releases August 2004 traffic figures

Cathay Pacific Airways today released traffic figures for August 2004, traditionally a peak month for leisure travel and an off-season for cargo.

In August, the airline carried 1,268,343 passengers, almost flat from 1,268,634 passengers carried in July, which was a record month. The passenger load factor remained high at 80.3 percent, again little changed from 81.3 percent in July.

The airline carried 77,395 tonnes of cargo, down from 80,811 tonnes in July, in a reflection of the quieter summer period for shippers. The cargo load factor was 64.7 percent, down from 69.6 percent the previous month for similar reasons.

Cathay Pacific General Manager Revenue Management, Sales & Distribution Ian Shiu said: “We responded to higher summer demand in August by operating a number of extra sectors including some special charters to Male in the Maldives. Yet with load factors already above 80 percent in July there was little room for an even higher spike in August.”

Cathay Pacific Director & General Manager Cargo Ron Mathison said: “Demand for goods manufactured in the Chinese Mainland remains strong and Hong Kong continues to play an increasingly important role as the leading gateway to the Pearl River Delta. Cathay cargo loads should grow next month as we enter into the beginning of the traditional peak season but high fuel prices remain a serious concern."

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