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Old September 11th, 2019, 02:41 PM   #3641
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Cathay Pacific Group Releases Combined Traffic Figures for August 2019
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019 — Cathay Pacific Group today released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for August 2019 that show decreases in the number of passengers carried and the amount of cargo and mail uplifted compared to the same month in 2018.

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon carried a total of 2,906,954 passengers last month – a drop of 11.3% compared to August 2018. Passenger load factor decreased by 7.2 percentage points to 79.9%, while capacity, measured in available seat kilometres (ASKs), rose by 5.1%. In the first eight months of 2019, the number of passengers carried grew by 2.2% and capacity increased by 6.5%, as compared to the same period for 2018.

The two airlines carried 161,394 tonnes of cargo and mail last month, a drop of 14% compared to the same month last year. The cargo and mail load factor fell by 7.5 percentage points to 60.9%. Capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometres (AFTKs), was down by 0.6% while cargo and mail revenue freight tonne kilometres (RFTKs) dropped by 11.6%. In the first eight months of 2019, the tonnage fell by 7.1% against a 0.8% increase in capacity and a 7.2% decrease in RFTKs, as compared to the same period for 2018.

More : https://news.cathaypacific.com/catha...or-august-2019
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Old September 12th, 2019, 03:25 PM   #3642
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Cathay Pacific swings axe in response to sharp drop in passenger numbers, with flights to Dublin, New York and Paris all hit, and a freeze on spending
Hong Kong carrier suspends long-haul services ahead of difficult winter
Analyst expects short-haul flights to mainland China to be next as airline also implements hiring freeze

Sep 12, 2019
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Cathay Pacific has responded to a sharp decline in passenger numbers in August by axing a number of short- and long-haul routes, cutting flights to other destinations, and ordering a hiring and spending freeze.

The airline revealed it was suspending flights on Thursday, a day after it announced a 38 per cent drop in customers in August, and said it expected September to also be challenging.

With a difficult winter ahead, and the anti-government protests in Hong Kong showing no signs of coming to an end, the carrier has suspended flights to Dublin, Medan in Indonesia, and daytime flights to Paris and Frankfurt.

Cathay said the Dublin route would be suspended on November 7, and from next year would only operate during the summer months.

It has also cut the number of flights to New York, Washington and Vancouver, with an analyst predicting that short-haul routes to mainland China are likely to be next.

More : https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...drop-passenger
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Cathay Says It Fired Two Crew Members Amid Oxygen Bottle Probe
Sep 24, 2019
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Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. said it fired two crew members at a unit as part of an investigation into why depleted emergency oxygen bottles are turning up on its flights.

Cathay Dragon detected an emergency oxygen bottle in a “low-pressure state” on a Sept. 21 flight to Hong Kong from Kuala Lumpur, it said in a statement Tuesday. All cabin crew have been suspended to facilitate the probe, according to the statement.

Since late August, Cathay has been disclosing the discovery of numerous depleted portable oxygen bottles on aircraft, prompting the embattled carrier to launch additional checks and investigations into the matter. The portable oxygen bottles are for cabin crew use in the event of depressurization.

In the latest incident, the depleted bottle was identified during a routine inspection, Cathay said. The case was reported to the Hong Kong police and the city’s civil aviation department.

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Cathay feels heat in latest oxygen cases
4 October 2019
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The Cathay Pacific Group is under increasing scrutiny from *regulators after bosses from the city's two largest airlines were summoned for a second time over new unexplained cases of oxygen bottle depressurisation.

On Thursday, Cathay quickly ruled out crew sabotage in the three new incidents involving breathing equipment for flight attendants. The three events, *disclosed over the past two weeks, bring the total number of cases discovered over the past six weeks to 10.

Two flight attendants have been fired in one of those cases.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong's Civil Aviation Department (CAD) has grown increasingly concerned at the number of reports of alleged sabotage of the oxygen tank emergency equipment, which crew members would use to move around the cabin in the event of an emergency depressurisation.

"The CAD expresses concern and disappointment about the occurrence of similar incidents again, and has recalled the *management of Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon, requesting the two airlines seriously follow up on the incidents," the regulator said in a statement.

The city's aviation regulator responded to the first cases by hauling the bosses of Cathay *Pacific and Cathay Dragon for a meeting on September 20, to *demand extra improvements to aircraft security inspections, and on Thursday met unnamed executives from the two airlines.

Random spot checks would continue to ensure the airline's checks are strictly enforced, *according to the department.

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