Cathay Pacific

Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Flight Attendants on Cathay Pacific Flight to Adelaide

A Canadian man has been remanded in custody after being charged with allegedly sexually assaulting two female flight attendants on a Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Adelaide in South Australia.  The 28-year old man, who was flying to…

Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Win Significant Concessions On Pay and Conditions

It’s no secret that Cathay Pacific has been struggling financially for the past few years… The Hong Kong-based airline has been fighting off intense competition from Middle East carriers as well as a new wave of regional low-cost competitors and…

Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Are Demanding a 5.5% Pay Rise: But Can The Airline Afford It?

It’s been revealed that flight attendants at Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific are set to call for an inflation-busting 5.5% pay rise in year-end negotiations with airline bosses.  The Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Union (FAU) is also calling on a year-end…

Could Etihad Have Chosen a Worse Time to Cosy Up With Saudia Airlines?

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways has announced a major codeshare agreement with Saudia Airlines – the government-controlled Saudi Arabian flag carrier.  At a signing ceremony held in Jeddah yesterday, Tony Douglas the chief executive of Etihad Airways Group shook hands with Saleh…

Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Will Finally Be Allowed to Retire at an Older Age

It’s been a long time coming but flight attendants at Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific will finally have their retirement age extended – something the overwhelming majority of flight attendants actually wanted.  At present, cabin crew at the airline are forced…

Oops… Cathay Pacific (Or Should That Be Cathay Paciic) Plane Gets a Funny New Paint Job

Well, this is slightly embarrassing… there were bound to be some very red faces at Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific after photos merged online of a plane, fresh from the paint shop, featuring a big gaffe in the spelling of the…

Cathay Pacific Cabin Crew Fight for Older Retirement Age But New Union Plan Could Prove Divisive

It’s not very often that you’d hear employees at any company wanting to have their retirement age RAISED but in an industry that has seemed obsessed with youth and beauty, that’s exactly what cabin crew at a number of leading…

Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Are Not Happy About The Airline’s Boeing 777 Retrofit Project: Here’s Why

It’s been just one week since Cathay Pacific introduced a new-look Economy Class cabin on it’s Boeing 777 aircraft – and flight attendants at the airline have not reacted well to the change.  Instead of the traditional 3-3-3 seating configuration,…

Cathay Pacific Ditches ‘Dine On Demand’ In Business Class Due To Crew Concerns But KLM Is Pressing Ahead

A few days ago we learned that Cathay Pacific, the struggling Hong Kong-based airline had decided to officially kill off a ‘dine on demand’ concept for Business Class passengers. While no official reason has been given, it’s widely believed cabin…

Cathay Pacific “Ditches” The Skirt Only Rule For Female Flight Attendants: What Rules Do Other Famous Airlines Have?

In a historic decision, Hong Kong’s largest airline, Cathay Pacific has made the decision to allow its female cabin crew to ditch the standard uniform skirt and instead wear trousers.  Female flight attendants at the airline have been expected to…

Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Talks to Bloomberg About Losses: Here’s What We Learned

Yesterday, Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific reported some pretty terrible financial results.  The carrier lost HK$1,259 million last year – a significant increase from the HK$575 million loss it reported in 2016.  That being said, the airline was quick to point…

In-fight Yoga: Worth Passenger Shaming or Promoting? Instagram Star Gets Kicked Off American Airlines Flight

A couple of days ago, world-famous fitness guru, Jen Selter was kicked off an American Airlines plane for trying to stand up and stretch in the aisle.  The model who has over 11 million followers on Instagram was apparently escorted…

Cathay Pacific Backs Down On Cost Cutting Plan to Pilot and Cabin Crew Terms and Conditions

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways has been forced to partly back down in a radical cost-cutting push that would have seen the salary and benefits of its pilots and cabin crew slashed.  The loss-making airline announced in January that it…

How Old is Too Old to Work as Cabin Crew? That’s the Decision Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Have to Make

How old is too old to work as a flight attendant? The old-fashioned view would have us believe working as cabin crew is a glamorous career reserved solely for younger adults – but surely that way of thinking is crusty,…

Cathay Dragon to Expand and Replace Single Aisle Aircraft Fleet with A321neo’s

Cathay Dragon has announced plans to expand and replace its single aisle aircraft fleet with 32 Airbus A321neo.  The airline has signed a memorandum of understanding with French aircraft manufacturer, Airbus to replace its existing fleet of 15 A320s and…

Cathay Pacific See’s Falling Passenger Numbers as Reorganisation and Redundancies Begin

Barely a month has gone by since Cathay Pacific announced plans to make 600 head office workers redundant and now more bad news for the Hong Kong-based airline.  The latest passenger figures show demand in May dropped year on year…

News Roundup – 07th June 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

Emirates has made a major U-turn on the wearing of flag pins by its Cabin Crew.  Last week, the airline ordered its Taiwanese crew to wear a China flag pin instead of the Taiwan flag.  After a furious backlash, the…

News Roundup – 25th May 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

The parent company of British Airways has expressed its displeasure with what it sees as an unnecessary plan to extend Heathrow Airport, the airline’s home in West London.  Willie Walsh, CEO of International Airlines Group said: “Airlines were never consulted…

News Roundup – 29th March 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

Aeroplanes don’t make money when they’re not flying – so imagine the anger at United Airlines, who have been forced to put two brand new Boeing 777-300s into storage because their new Business Class seats have been delayed. But it…

Jobs Set to be Axed at Cathay Pacific as New Strategy Unveiled

Update at end of article… At an upcoming presentation in Hong Kong on Wednesday, Cathay Pacific is set to announce significant job losses as fears emerge that the company could be heading for its first full year loss since 2010. It…