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Articles tagged “cathay pacific”

Asia’s Largest Airlines May Soon Cut Passenger Perks

Asia’s Largest Airlines May Soon Cut Passenger Perks

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Airlines elsewhere moved a more a la carte model for passengers services years ago, so it never made sense that some airlines in Asia held out. That's beginning to change, though the region's carriers still offer far more perks than the average American airline.

3 days ago

Cathay Pacific Is Cutting Costs By Not Raising Senior Staff Salaries

Cathay Pacific Is Cutting Costs By Not Raising Senior Staff Salaries

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Cathay's extensive review, no doubt, will have to involve improvements in the overall guest experience if the airline wants to remain competitive with other carriers.

7 days ago

Airline Lounges Up the Ante on Spa Perks for Ultra-Rich Male Passengers

Airline Lounges Up the Ante on Spa Perks for Ultra-Rich Male Passengers

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Crazy-rich male travelers: they're just like us.

1 week ago

Cathay Pacific’s Grim Outlook Courtesy of Rival Chinese and Gulf Carriers

Cathay Pacific’s Grim Outlook Courtesy of Rival Chinese and Gulf Carriers

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

As the writer points out, Cathay Pacific's future doesn't look favorable unless the carrier does something drastic — and that likely means major investments in the passenger experience that makes it hard to pass up.

2 months ago

Cathay Pacific Can’t Find Enough Premium Passengers in Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific Can’t Find Enough Premium Passengers in Hong Kong

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

A slump is a good time to make smart investments for the long term, not play musical chairs with executives.

4 months ago

Cathay Pacific Expected to Take Big Loss Over Fuel Hedging Strategy

Cathay Pacific Expected to Take Big Loss Over Fuel Hedging Strategy

Benny Kung and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

A few years ago, hedging fuel was a smart strategy. But with fuel pricing dropping, fuel hedging is becoming a liability.

4 months ago

Southeast Asia’s Biggest Airlines Face Increased Competition

Southeast Asia’s Biggest Airlines Face Increased Competition

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Profits are high, but it's not an easy time for full-service Southeast Asian airlines. Cathay Pacific and Singapore are getting squeezed by both budget carriers and ultra-luxury Gulf airlines.

5 months ago

Cathay Pacific’s Disappointing 2016 Impacted by Regional Competitors

Cathay Pacific’s Disappointing 2016 Impacted by Regional Competitors

Crystal Tse, Bloomberg

Fewer passengers than expected and rising crude oil prices are making this a very turbulent year for Asia's largest international carrier by passenger load.

5 months ago

To Attract More Premium Passengers, Asian and Middle East Airlines Raise the Bar on In-Flight Meals

To Attract More Premium Passengers, Asian and Middle East Airlines Raise the Bar on In-Flight Meals

Adam Majendie and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Gourmet meals for first-class and business-class flyers are nothing new, but these airlines are taking their offerings to new heights in an effort to win over hungry, big-spending, and food-minded flyers.

8 months ago

Cathay Pacific Fined $547,000 for Pilot Pay Practices in France

Cathay Pacific Fined $547,000 for Pilot Pay Practices in France

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

Cathay Pacific admits that its pay practices didn't keep up with changes in French law over the years. Sounds like the airline fell asleep at the wheel, so to speak.

12 months ago

Latest Cathay Pacific Lounge Focuses on At-Home Comforts

Latest Cathay Pacific Lounge Focuses on At-Home Comforts

Marisa Garcia, Skift

By avoiding abrupt changes, and ensuring a consistent design, at all customer touch-points, Cathay Pacific demonstrates the inherent value and long-life of a carefully curated brand. It is that consistency that makes Cathay's at-home-on-the-road passenger experience authentic.

1 year ago

Asia’s Busiest International Airport Has to Wait 10 Years for a New Runway

Asia’s Busiest International Airport Has to Wait 10 Years for a New Runway

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

We'll see a shift in influence over the next two decades as hubs in cities like London, Hong Kong, and New York that aren't able to keep up with change are left behind by destinations that can.

1 year ago