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  Cathay Pacific - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cathay Pacific Airways was founded in Shanghai on September 24, 1946 by an American and an Australian, Roy Farrell and Sydney de Kantzow, both ex-air force, who each put up HK$1 to register the airline.
Cathay Pacific Cargo has launched daily freighter services from Hong Kong to Shanghai using Boeing 747-200F aircraft, making it the second mainland China city served after it resumed passenger services to Beijing in December 2003, after a 13 year break (ref: Airliner World, March 2005).
Cathay Pacific has 3 more Airbus A330-300s on firm order, and a new Boeing 777-300, and will also be adding 5 used Boeing 747-400s to its fleet.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cathay_Pacific   (1372 words)

 Cathay Pacific - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cathay Pacific Airways was founded in Shanghai on September 24, 1946 by an American and an Australian, and, both ex-air force.
Cathay Pacific Cargo has launched daily freighter services from Hong Kong to Shanghai using Boeing 747-200F aircraft, making it the second mainland China city served after it resumed passenger services to Beijing in December 2004, after a 13 year break (ref: Airliner World, March 2005).
Cathay Pacific's aircraft fleet of 86 planes are fitted with 3 classes of service (First, Business, and Economy) for long-haul flights, and 2 classes of service (Regional Business and Economy) for short-haul flights.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Cathay_Pacific   (741 words)

 Cathay Williams, Female Buffalo Soldier- With Documents
William Cathay, the new recurit, was declared "fit for duty", thus giving assurance of her place in history as the only documented female Buffalo Soldier, and as the only documented African-American woman who served in the U.S. army prior to the 1948 law, which officially allowed women to join the army.
At the time of Cathay Williams' impressment by Colonel Benton of the 13th Army Corps, the Emancipation Proclamation had not been made by President Lincoln and there was no clear federal policy as to the disposition of slaves freed by the army, and slaves abandoned by their slavemasters.
There was wide room for Cathay Williams' pension case to be disputed as the initial lack of effort and the delayed activism on the part of her lawyers certainly would be grounds for legal malpractice.
www.buffalosoldier.net /CathayWilliamsFemaleBuffaloSoldierWithDocuments.htm   (6688 words)

 Cathay To Apply For China Cargo Flights
Cathay Pacific Airways said Tuesday it will apply to fly cargo planes to the Chinese capital Beijing, another step in its efforts to tap one of the world's fastest growing aviation markets.
Cathay's first passenger flight to mainland China in 13 years will arrive in Beijing on Tuesday after the Hong Kong-based carrier gained final approval for three round trips a week to the city from the Chinese government in October.
Cathay reported its biggest ever loss in the first six months of this year as SARS scared away passengers and forced the carrier to offer steep discounts but Hughes-Hallett said he was "hoping" that the carrier would turn a full-year profit.
news.airwise.com /stories/2003/11/1069727696.html   (400 words)

 Cathay Pacific Returns To China
While Cathay has high hopes for its return to the world's fastest growing aviation market, its access is limited to three round trips to the Chinese capital a week, and industry watchers said it could be years before the carrier generates significant profit from its mainland flights.
Cathay, which last week secured rights to fly the lucrative London-New York route, will also be able to sell tickets throughout China, opening up a new revenue source.
Talks between the Hong Kong and mainland governments on Cathay's application to fly to Shanghai and the southeastern city of Xiamen are tipped to begin in January and analysts say the routes could be up and running by the end of 2004.
news.airwise.com /stories/2003/12/1070355731.html   (373 words)

 Cathay Pacific Airlines
Cathay Pacific, which offers twice daily Boeing 747-400 service from Vancouver to Hong Kong, daily non-stops to New York and daily direct A340-300 service from Toronto to Honk Kong, offers service to 47 destinations from its "Super Hub" in Honk Kong.
Cathay Pacific was also lauded for the "exceptionally strong performance" of its management.
Cathay Pacific Airways has signed a series of deals to add a further 15 wide-bodies aircraft to its fleet by September 2001.
www.airhighways.com /cathay_pacific.htm   (583 words)

 GN Online: Disruptions loom as Cathay rescinds pay offer
Cathay Pacific Airways moved closer to disruptive industrial action by pilots yesterday as it rescinded its latest pay offer after a midnight acceptance deadline passed without result.
Cathay said it offered pilots rises of up to 10.5 per cent and a contribution of 15.5 per cent of the pay rise to the pilots' pensions along with overtime premiums of up to 2.5 times their basic hourly pay and "significant improvements" in rostering.
Cathay handles a third of all passenger and cargo traffic passing through this Asian financial and transport hub.
www.gulf-news.com /Articles/print.asp?ArticleID=21130   (477 words)

 CNN.com - Cathay pilots' industrial action to continue - July 3, 2001
Cathay said it would not return to the negotiating table unless the union drops its industrial action.
The union, which represents about 1,200 of Cathay's 1,400 pilots, demanded the airline reverse the pay cuts and make significant improvements in rostering, the effect of which would be to hire more pilots.
Cathay is 45.3 percent-owned by Swire Pacific Ltd and 25.5 percent owned by CITIC Pacific Ltd.
edition.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/east/07/03/cathay.dispute   (729 words)

 Cathay Pacific Makes H1 Profit
Cathay made a net profit of HKD$1.77 billion (USD$226.9 million) in the first six months of 2004, compared with a record net loss of HKD$1.24 billion (USD$159 million) in the year-ago period when a SARS outbreak emptied planes and forced the airline to cut over half its flights.
Cathay Pacific, among the worst hit airlines during last year's SARS outbreak, said it had benefited from a recovering Hong Kong economy, a sharp rebound in business and leisure traffic and currency gains from a weaker US dollar, but profits lagged market forecasts and Cathay's shares fell over 5 percent.
Cathay, like many other airlines, added surcharges to passenger tickets in May. Last week, it applied to extend and increase the surcharges of USD$5 on short-haul routes and USD$14 on long haul routes but said such levies only partly offset the extra fuel costs.
news.airwise.com /stories/2004/08/1092220597.html   (514 words)

 CNN.com - Bumper profit for Cathay Pacific - Mar. 5, 2003
Cathay's relatively upbeat forecast contrasted with Asia-Pacific peer Qantas Airways Ltd, which last month reported record six-month results, but announced it planned to cut flights due to a possible travel slump in the wake of a war in Iraq.
Cathay stock rose 6.5 percent in 2002, outperforming an 18.2 percent drop in the Hang Seng Index and a 7.3 percent fall in Singapore Airlines.
Cathay's earnings will help lift financial results of parent Swire Pacific Ltd, the property-to-aviation conglomerate which is due to report on Thursday.
www.cnn.com /2003/BUSINESS/asia/03/05/hongkong.cathay.reut/index.html   (716 words)

 CNN.com - Cathay applies for China flights - August 30, 2002
But Cathay told CNN in July that it was conducting market research about flying into China again, after Dragonair won the right to fly to Taiwan.
Cathay has said it believes increased business from passengers to and from China will be essential in offsetting any declines if China and Taiwan approve direct flights.
Cathay is one of the main beneficiaries from the political tensions between China and Taiwan, with all passengers between the two required to fly indirectly, typically via Hong Kong or Macau.
archives.cnn.com /2002/BUSINESS/asia/08/30/hk.cathay   (330 words)

 Customer Successes: Cathay Pacific Airways
Cathay Pacific Airways is an international airline based in Hong Kong, offering scheduled passenger and cargo services to destinations around the world.
For example, Cathay Pacific was the world's first airline to offer an online air ticket auction in late 2000, allowing frequent flyer members of its Marco Polo Club and Asia Miles program to bid for exciting offers through the Web site (www.cathaypacific.com).
Cathay Pacific Cargo launched its own Web site in October 2000, which included enhanced functions such as the ability to track and trace the status of cargo shipments in real-time.
www.mercury.com /in/customers/successes/cathay-pacific-airways.html   (1453 words)

 Cathay Pacific's "Spirit of Hong Kong" (tdctrade.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cathay Pacific Airways is celebrating Hong Kong's resilience in a big way - with an elaborately painted 747-400 jumbo jet.
"Cathay Pacific was founded in Hong Kong in 1946 and we have been strongly committed to Hong Kong through all its ups and downs.
Opened late last year, Cathay Pacific City includes three nine-storey office towers, a flight training centre with flight simulator and safety training school, a three-floor leisure centre, stores buildings plus a range of staff amenities like a bank, supermarket and hairdresser.
www.tdctrade.com /hktrader/0004/0004p61.htm   (327 words)

 CNN.com - Cathay pilots work-to-rule threatens flights - July 2, 2001
Cathay retracted a 10.5 percent pay rise offer after the pilots union failed to accept it by a midnight deadline on Saturday.
Cathay said it would not return to the negotiating table while the threat of industrial action remained, but the union accused Cathay of holding back vital information during talks.
The rejection of the airline's offer by the union means that Cathay's 700 most senior pilots face a three percent pay cut from Sunday, the last instalment of cuts agreed to end the 1999 dispute.
edition.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/east/07/02/hongkong.flights   (671 words)

 Thomson NETg - Cathay Pacific   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Founded in 1946, Cathay Pacific Airways is one of Asia's most established and leading airlines, operating one of the youngest fleets in the world and providing service to over 50 cities on five continents.
Cathay Pacific was named in March 2002 Best Airline (Asia) in a global poll of more than four million travellers.
Cathay Pacific found the modules were relatively easy to implement and only required five staff to implement and maintain the system.
www.netg.com /content.asp?link=992   (476 words)

 The Namibian | Marketplace News | Cathay pilots say no to pay offer
Cathay, which handles roughly a third of all passenger and cargo traffic passing through Hong Kong, said it rescinded the offer of increased pay and pension contributions when the pilots' union failed to agree to it before a midnight deadline.
The union, which represents about 1 200 of Cathay's 1 400 pilots, demanded the airline reverse the pay cuts and make significant improvements in rostering, the effect of which would be to hire more pilots.
Cathay, which says its best paid pilots earn over US$400 000 annually in pay and benefits, has tried to portray the pilots as "holding Hong Kong hostage" over its demands.
www.namibian.com.na /2001/July/marketplace/01FC16C08B.html   (482 words)

 Citrix Systems » Cathay Pacific Airways
Cathay Pacific Airways is a leading international airline that offers scheduled passenger and cargo services to 80 destinations worldwide.
Cathay Pacific is renowned for its award winning “Service Straight From The Heart” both on the ground and in the air.
Cathay Pacific’s corporate IT direction is to deliver all of its applications over the browser to provide easy access and cut deployment time.
www.citrix.com /sharedCode/services/storyClick.asp?storyID=11527   (781 words)

 Cathay Bank - Press Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cathay Bank currently operates 38 branches in California, three branches in New York State, two branches in Massachusetts, one in Houston, Texas, one in Washington State, and representative offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai, China.
Cathay General Bancorp has no intention and undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or to publicly announce the results of any revision of any forward-looking statement to reflect future developments or events.
Cathay General Bancorp's filings with the SEC are available to the public from commercial document retrieval services and at the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov, or by requests directed to Cathay General Bancorp, 777 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Attention: Investor Relations (213) 625-4749.
www.cathaybank.com /stone/a_PressContent.asp?PRID=79   (465 words)

 Female Buffalo Soldier Lived Life of Excitement, Inspiration - Cathay Williams
Cathay was born into slavery around Independence, Missouri, in 1842.
All this exposure to military activity gave her an understanding of military life that proved to be valuable in the next phase of her life as a free person.
Cathay Williams participated in the Army during the Civil War to the extent that a woman could.
www.majorcox.com /columns/buffalo.htm   (744 words)

 USATODAY.com - Cathay Pacific to buy stake in Air China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The deal was unveiled shortly after Cathay revealed plans to expand in China, adding flights that were recently approved by regulators — but not as many as it had been seeking.
Cathay said Tuesday it plans to start operating daily flights to Beijing — up from the current three a week — in December as part of a new aviation pact that Hong Kong and China signed last month.
The arrangement left Cathay frustrated that it will be shut out of the key Hong Kong-Shanghai passenger route — a big moneymaker because of heavy business travel — for at least two years.
www.usatoday.com /travel/news/2004-10-21-cathay-air-china_x.htm?POE=TRVISVA   (584 words)

 PaperAge News: Cathay Forest Products Buys Timberland in China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cathay will pay USD$1.2 million to the Forest Bureau of Jiangxi Province for harvesting rights to the standing timber as well as 45 years of land use rights.
Cathay said it plans on harvesting approximately 140,000 cubic metres of timber from the Jiangxi property before initiating a planting program.
Cathay Forest is a forest plantation company specializing in planting and harvesting fast-growing trees in the Peoples Republic of China.
www.paperage.com /2005news/10_04_2005cathay.html   (204 words)

 Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific took advantage of the Unisys AIRCARE program -- part of Unisys e-@ction Transportation Solutions -- to implement a cost-effective e-ticketing system that would improve customer service and eliminate the inefficiencies of issuing, collecting and retaining paper tickets.
Unisys and Cathay Pacific team members worked hand in glove to help the airline become one of the first to launch e-ticketing internationally.
Pictured are Grant Crampton, Bonnie Lam (Cathay Pacific), Colin Fleming, Richard Mak (Cathay Pacific), Simon Ng (Cathay Pacific), Gary Lau (Cathay Pacific), Suryanarayan Chavali and Robert McFadden.
www.unisys.com /annual/annual1999/helping_clients/cathay.asp   (311 words)

 Mark Weinberger of Cathay Pacific
Another burden for Cathay, as it is with travel suppliers of all sizes and types, is limited marketing funds.
And Cathay is reaping these rewards at a very low cost: according to Weinberger, less than 5% of the carrier's total marketing budget is allocated to the Internet.
He was the driving force behind Cathay's seven-week, $5 million saturation ad campaign in the New York metropolitan area last spring, immediately preceding Cathay's launch of daily Hong Kong service from John F. Kennedy International Airport.
www.atme.org /pubs/archives/77_255_1093.CFM   (1114 words)

 Encyclopedia: Cathay Pacific   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Asia Miles is a frequent flyer programme established by Cathay Pacific Airways.
Cathay Pacific network expands quickly with many codeshare links from those oneworld hubs such as American Airlines' Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles International, San Francisco International and British Airways' London Heathrow, etc. OHare International Airport (IATA:ORD, ICAO:KORD) is an airport located in Chicago, Illinois, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop.
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www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Cathay-Pacific   (4230 words)

 SkyscraperCity Forums - View Single Post - Cathay Pacific Fleet - Hong Kong's Flag Carrier
Cathay Pacific Airways is recruiting 500 new cabin crew staff to handle additional flights as the airline eyes the expansion of its fleet, a spokeswoman said.
Cathay, which currently employs a cabin crew of about 5,700, will hire an extra 400 Hong Kong-based flight attendants and 100 to be based in London, said Cathay spokeswoman Maria Yu.
Yu said Cathay is hoping to increase its three weekly flights to Beijing to daily service, and to begin flights between Hong Kong and Shanghai.
www.skyscrapercity.com /showpost.php?p=1291460&postcount=13   (175 words)

 CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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Beginning Nov. 1, every Cathay Pacific flight will be able to access MedAire’s MedLink state-of-the-art emergency telemedicine center and receive immediate assistance in managing any type of in-flight medical situation.
“We are pleased Cathay Pacific chose MedLink as their telemedicine partner,” said Joan Sullivan Garrett, president and CEO of MedAire.
Cathay Pacific operates some of the most technologically advanced aircraft from the world's leading aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus Industrie.
www.medaire.com /cathy_nr.html   (260 words)

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