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Cathay Pacific to buy budget airline HK Express for $628 million

Mar 27, 2019 - 1:10 PM

With the acquisition, Cathay Pacific would be in control of 3 of the 4 airlines in Hong Kong

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 13, 2019, a Hong Kong Express passenger plane takes off from Hong Kong's international airport. - Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific announced on March 27, 2019 it will buy budget airline HK Express for 628.15 million USD. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific back to profit after two years in red

Mar 13, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Cathay has been overhauling its business after posting its first losses for 8 years in 2016

BACK TO PROFIT. In this file photo a Cathay Pacific airlines passenger plane prepares to take off from the international airport in Hong Kong. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Back to black: Cathay Pacific says it has ended 2 years of losses

Feb 20, 2019 - 4:17 PM

The airline says it expects to record a consolidated profit of around $293 million for 2018

TAKING OFF. A Cathay Pacific passenger plane takes off from the international airport in Hong Kong on August 17, 2016. File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Five dead, 32 injured in Hong Kong bus accident

Nov 30, 2018 - 6:17 PM

Shuttle bus carrying Cathay Pacific employees slams into stalled taxi killing five in Hong Kong

BUS CRASH. A recovery worker looks at the damaged front section of a bus window after it collided with a taxi in Hong Kong on November 30, 2018.  Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Cathay Pacific apologizes over data breach but denies cover-up

Nov 14, 2018 - 2:45 PM

Cathay Pacific's CEO and chairman both say the crisis 'was one of the most serious' in the embattled firm's history and would act differently in a similar situation in the future

CATHAY PACIFIC. In this file photo taken on March 15, 2017, Cathay Pacific employees work at their counters at the international airport in Hong Kong. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Cathay Pacific says 'most intense' period of data breach lasted months

Nov 13, 2018 - 3:06 PM

Cathay Pacific says it was subjected to continuous breaches that were at their "most intense" from March to May but continued after

Over 100,000 Filipinos affected by Cathay Pacific data breach

Nov 10, 2018 - 12:36 PM

The National Privacy Commission orders Cathay Pacific to explain why it only reported the data breach several months after it happened

PRIVACY ISSUE. The National Privacy Commission has ordered Cathay Pacific to explain the months-long delay in reporting a data breach that affected its system in March 2018.

Direct Hong Kong to Davao flights now available

Oct 29, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Cathay Dragon flies Davao to Hong Kong 5 times a week

DIRECT FLIGHT. The Davao to Hong Kong flight was inaugurated Sunday. RaksyBH/

Questions mount over delay after Cathay Pacific admits huge data leak

Oct 25, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Cathay Pacific is under pressure to explain why it took 5 months to admit it had been hacked

CATHAY PACIFIC. In this file photo taken on March 15, 2017, Cathay Pacific employees work at their counters at the international airport in Hong Kong. File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Cathay Pacific hit by data leak affecting 9.4 million passengers

Oct 25, 2018 - 3:17 AM

The airline admits data including passport numbers, identity card numbers, email addresses and credit card details was accessed.

CATHAY PACIFIC DATA LEAK. In this file photo a Cathay Pacific airlines passenger plane prepares to take off from the international airport in Hong Kong. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific lists Taiwan as part of China

Jul 25, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Even United States carriers are expected to change their listings of Taiwan, despite a White House statement in May that called China's demands 'Orwellian nonsense'

TAIWAN CONTROVERSY. In this file photo a Cathay Pacific airlines passenger plane prepares to take off from the international airport in Hong Kong. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Cathay Pacific to offer nonstop Hong Kong-Seattle flights in 2019

Jul 23, 2018 - 4:35 PM

This new route will be offered 4 times a week beginning March 31, 2019

Cathay Pacific flight crew 'saw' North Korea missile from plane

Dec 04, 2017 - 7:17 PM

A statement from Cathay Pacific says the flight crew of CX893 sighted on Wednesday 'what is suspected to be the re-entry of the recent DPRK test missile'

ICBM. This photo taken on November 29, 2017 and released on November 30, 2017 by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows launching of the Hwasong-15 missile which is capable of reaching all parts of the US. Photo by KCNA VIA KNS/AFP

Troubled Cathay Pacific loses HK$2.05B in first half 2017

Aug 16, 2017 - 7:13 PM

The results pave the way for the first ever back to back annual losses in the airline s 70 year history

ON THE GROUND. Cathay Pacific (C) passenger planes are seen on the tarmac at Hong Kong's international airport on August 16, 2017. Anthony Wallace/AFP

Cathay Pacific sacks 600 staff in major shakeup

May 22, 2017 - 11:27 AM

The company posts its first annual net loss in 8 years in March citing intense competition as lower cost airlines particularly from mainland China eat into its market share

LAYOFFS. Cathay Pacific employees work at their counters at the international airport in Hong Kong on March 15, 2017.  File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Cathay Pacific H1 profit drops amid China slowdown

Aug 17, 2016 - 11:10 PM

The airline s net profit for the first 6 months of the year slides 82 to HK 353 million 45 52 million

epa05492249 A Cathay Pacific cargo plane takes off from Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, China,17 August 2016. Cathay Pacific's first-half net profit declined by 82.1 per cent, hurt by fewer tourist arrivals, cut backs in corporate travel and intense competition from mainland Chinese airlines. Cathay?s cargo-carrying business yield fell 17.6 per cent, while the cargo traffic declined 2.3 per cent. EPA/JEROME FAVRE

Hong Kong, Macau flights cancelled due to Carina

Aug 01, 2016 - 4:30 PM

UPDATED Philippine Airlines PAL and Cathay Pacific cancel some flights between Manila and Macau Beijing or Hong Kong

CANCELLED. Several international flights have been cancelled due to Typhoon Nida. File photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific bans shark fins

Jun 22, 2016 - 6:40 PM

UPDATED Marine conservationists praise the airline for its decision adding that more Hong Kong businesses should follow suit

epa03522251 A shark fin workers is seen arranging fins as thousands of shark fins are left out to dry on top of a roof top in Hong Kong's Kennedy Town district, Hong Kong, China, 02 January 2013. Shark fin traders have taken to drying freshly sliced fins from sharks on roof tops in the city, since a public outcry in 2010 over them drying the fins on public sidewalks forced them to move the trade out of sight. EPA/PAUL HILTON

Cathay Pacific net profit soars thanks to dive in oil prices

Mar 09, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The end of fuel surcharges translating to more affordable fares has attracted more passengers says an analyst

An image showing a Cathay Pacific jumbojet airplane at Frankfurt airport, Germany, 27 June 2008. EPA/MAURITZ ANTIN

Cathay flight diverts to Bali after wing catches fire

Sep 25, 2015 - 10:37 AM

Cathay Pacific says flight CX170 which was headed to Hong Kong landed safely in Denpasar

PAL, Canada’s WestJet ink code share pact

Feb 10, 2015 - 6:22 PM

Through a code share agreement with WestJet the Philippines legacy carrier can sell seats on 6 select routes operated by the Canadian airline

Airlines cancel, reschedule flights during papal visit

Jan 07, 2015 - 5:09 PM

A total of 24 domestic and international flights are cancelled by AirAsia while Cathay Pacific reschedules 10 of its flights on January 15 17 and 19

DOTC eyes interconnecting NAIA terminals 1 and 2

Aug 01, 2014 - 5:08 PM

The agency has to first address various issues in its plan to expand and improve the congested airport

EXPANSION. The government is aiming at interconnecting terminals 1 and 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), apart from building a NAIA terminal 5. File photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

NAIA 3 fully operational by July 31, says DOTC

Jul 24, 2014 - 5:30 PM

Five foreign airlines are set to transfer with the rehabilitation and retrofitting of the terminal now 85 complete

NEARLY COMPLETED. About 85% of the ongoing retrofitting and rehabilitation of the NAIA Terminal 3 is done and that full operations will be back on Thursday, July 31. File photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

Why were commercial planes still flying over Ukraine?

Jul 18, 2014 - 1:29 PM

UPDATED The downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet over rebel held eastern Ukraine has raised questions over why the company persisted in flying in conflict zone airspace that many other Asian carriers had abandoned months ago

AIRCRAFT. Malaysia Airlines aircraft are parked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at sunrise on 18 July 2014. Shamshahrin Shamsudin/EPA

Passengers locked overnight inside jet grounded by HK storm

Mar 31, 2014 - 10:58 PM

The deplaning process for Dragonair flight KA875 took longer than expected in Shenzhen China because of constraints in local ground handling and immigration clearance said the spokeswoman of Cathay Pacific which owns Dragonair

GROUNDED. Dragonair flight KA875, bound to Hong Kong from Shanghai, China, was diverted to nearby Shenzhen airport on Sunday, March 30, when Hong Kong was deluged by rain and hail. File photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP

Cancelled flights: Sunday, September 22

Sep 22, 2013 - 8:51 AM

Cancelled flights due to typhoon Odette Usagi

Cathay Pacific to cancel all flights ahead of Usagi

Sep 21, 2013 - 3:15 PM

Usagi forecasted to be closest to Hong Kong on Sunday and Monday September 22 23 could pose a severe threat to the city says HK Observatory

File photo by AFP/Pool/Mike Clarke

Premium Asian airlines hit by fuel prices, budget carriers

May 13, 2012 - 1:49 PM

Premium airlines in Asia are rethinking their strategies and slashing costs as high fuel prices global economic uncertainty and pressure from Middle East and budget carriers squeeze profits

Of adventures and misadventures in the Philippines

Apr 19, 2012 - 12:04 PM

Despite Cathay Pacific s disinterest and NAIA s shameful behind the scenes thievery all I can think of is how the beauty of the Philippines shines through