Articles tagged “cathay pacific”

Cathay Pacific Bucks the Trend in Rewards Boost — Business of Loyalty

Cathay Pacific Bucks the Trend in Rewards Boost — Business of Loyalty

Grant Martin, Skift

Updates to Cathay Pacific's Marco Polo loyalty program may be a thinly veiled effort to bring business back to the company. Either way, frequent flyers on the airline are in for a loyalty bonus soon.

4 weeks ago

Business Class Must-Haves That Airlines Neglect at Their Peril

Business Class Must-Haves That Airlines Neglect at Their Peril

Colin Nagy, Skift

As airlines double down on investment in business class, there are some experiential table stakes for customers paying the money to sit up front.

1 month ago

Qatar Air Spends $662 Million on Stake in Cathay Pacific

Qatar Air Spends $662 Million on Stake in Cathay Pacific

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Given Cathay Pacific's recent struggles, airline investors had been pushing for a merger with rival (and shareholder) Air China. Qatar Airways' surprise investment means Cathay's independence will likely be preserved, at least in the short term.

1 month ago

Cathay Pacific Turnaround Envisioned in Contrarian Goldman Sachs Report

Cathay Pacific Turnaround Envisioned in Contrarian Goldman Sachs Report

Richard Frost, Bloomberg

Analysts covering Cathay Pacific are at their most bullish in a year. But it's prudent to be cautious. The airline reported a $260 million first-half loss and has just changed CEOs. Change takes time.

2 months ago

Hong Kong Airlines Wants to Disrupt Cathay Pacific on Trans-Pacific Routes

Hong Kong Airlines Wants to Disrupt Cathay Pacific on Trans-Pacific Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

We think the last thing the Hong Kong-North America market needs is more capacity. This seems like a shaky idea. But remember, Hong Kong Airlines is controlled by HNA Group, a giant conglomerate with deep pockets. You can't count it out.

3 months ago

Hub-Airport Era Could See Its Demise With Advances in Long-Range Aircraft

Hub-Airport Era Could See Its Demise With Advances in Long-Range Aircraft

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Spending 16 or even 18 hours on an airplane is one thing. But 20? As a colleague says, "Are we sure it's not better to connect in Dubai?"

4 months ago

Cathay Pacific Reports Worst First-Half Loss in Two Decades

Cathay Pacific Reports Worst First-Half Loss in Two Decades

Dong Lyu, Kyunghee Park, and Daniela Wei, Bloomberg

Cathay Pacific has too much capacity and too high of a cost structure given dropping fares on many routes. Some analysts float the idea of a takeover by Air China.

4 months ago

Cathay Pacific Needs to Do Something Drastic to Win Back Customers

Cathay Pacific Needs to Do Something Drastic to Win Back Customers

Bloomberg

Competition from mainland China means that Cathay Pacific's Hong Kong location is no longer a major asset. If its fortunes continue to decline it will surely emerge as a takeover target for shareholder Air China.

4 months ago

New Cathay Pacific CEO Admits ‘Disappointing’ First Half Financial Performance

New Cathay Pacific CEO Admits ‘Disappointing’ First Half Financial Performance

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

There will be no easy fixes at Cathay Pacific. The airline not only faces intense competition from low-cost airlines, but also from full-service carriers in China and the Middle East. Fares have been falling for years in many of its markets. In many city-pairs, there is too much capacity.

5 months ago

Cathay Cuts 600 Jobs as It Tries to Get Costs Under Control

Cathay Cuts 600 Jobs as It Tries to Get Costs Under Control

Bloomberg News, Bloomberg

It might please investors to cut jobs but Cathy Pacific's problems run much deeper. It needs to work out where it fits in an airline environment that is rapidly changing.

7 months ago

Cathay Pacific Needs to Get in the Low Cost Carrier Game

Cathay Pacific Needs to Get in the Low Cost Carrier Game

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Cathay Pacific has had years to watch low cost airlines steal share from European legacy carriers. Asia has been a little behind Europe, but it's increasingly clear that Asian travelers also demand cheap flights with few frills. Cathay needs to give customers what they want, or it will be in trouble.

7 months ago

Cathay Pacific’s New CEO Outlines Three-Year Business Transformation Program

Cathay Pacific’s New CEO Outlines Three-Year Business Transformation Program

Bloomberg

Cathay urgently must cut management costs and must compete more effectively against budget carriers. Qantas has proven that legacy airlines can be reformed. But Cathay's new CEO must display some fresh thinking — and fast.

8 months ago