Cathay Pacific is slipping in its efforts to get passengers to pay more for its premium services in a test for new Chief Executive Officer Rupert Hogg as the company reported back-to-back losses. The marquee airline on Wednesday reported a net loss of HK$2.05 billion (US$262 million) for th...
POSTED 16 Aug, 2017 13 Comments
Cathay Pacific's operating environment remained challenging in the first half of the year, Chief Executive Officer Rupert Hogg said, dashing expectations of an early recovery for the carrier that’s cutting jobs following the first annual loss in eight years. “We said that we expected...
POSTED 19 Jul, 2017 9 Comments
Cathay Pacific will now let travellers bid cash for an upgrade to premium economy and business class – but not first class – under the airline's new Upgrade Bid program. The initiative is intended to help the airline fill its premium cabins on selected flights where seats remain empt...
POSTED 17 Jul, 2017 7 Comments
Earning Asia Miles when flying with Cathay Pacific and its partner airlines like Qantas is usually straightforward: attach your Asia Miles number to your booking before you travel and those miles tend to appear without much hassle. But occasionally, the miles you’re owed never turn up, or ...
POSTED 4 Jul, 2017 0 Comments
People travel for a number of different reasons, but perhaps the most exciting trips are those where you’re celebrating a special event, such as a birthday, wedding anniversary, honeymoon or even retirement. Declaring as much at the check-in desk probably won’t get you upgraded &ndas...
POSTED 16 Jun, 2017 25 Comments
Inflight Internet is virtually ubiquitous these days with most major airlines offering some form of sky-high WiFi – and while this has traditionally attracted sky-high prices to match, the cost of connecting mid-flight is on the decline, with some airlines now even offering the service for ...
POSTED 14 Jun, 2017 18 Comments
What is Europe's most profitable airline? Air France-KLM, whose premium passengers sleep in private suites with memory-foam mattresses, dine on Joël Robuchon dishes and have private jets at their disposal? Or Ryanair, which offers flights starting at €10 ($15) and whose chief executiv...
POSTED 22 May, 2017 8 Comments
Cathay Pacific, Asia'ss biggest international airline, will eliminate 600 jobs, including 190 managerial positions, as part of the biggest revamp in two decades to help revive earnings. The majority of affected employees will be informed of the changes on Monday and over the next month, with mos...
POSTED 22 May, 2017 1 Comment
Cathay Pacific has promised to be price-competitive on the Melbourne-Hong Kong route as Virgin Australia counts down to the July 5 launch of flights between the two cities. However, the Hong Kong-based airline has indicated it will stop short of a price war which substantially drives down prices...
POSTED 1 May, 2017 22 Comments
Friends and executives clinked their champagne flutes for Rupert Hogg late last week at a sky lounge offering a view of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, wishing him success as he assumes the CEO role on May 1 at Cathay Pacific Airways. A can of Red Bull might have been more appropriate. The ...
POSTED 28 Apr, 2017 2 Comments
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