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Cathay Pacific is facing a contract showdown with its pilots next week

Cathay Pacific Airways (Hong Kong) is facing a showdown with its pilots this coming week. 51 percent of the Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association voted down the company’s offer on an online poll. The carrier said it was disappointed with the vote. The airline had offered a 10 percent salary increase over three years. Contract talks will start next week.

If the talks fail, the pilots may got to invoke a “contract compliance”, a form of a strike. This slow down action if implemented could have an impact on operations.

Read the full report from Malaymail Online: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Cathay Pacific Airways’ Boeing 747-467 B-HOO (msn 23814) taxies at London’s Heathrow Airport.

Cathay Pacific Aircraft Slide Show:

Cathay Pacific: AG Slide Show

Cathay Pacific to retire the last passenger long-haul Boeing 747-400 on August 31 on the San Francisco route

Cathay Pacific Airways (Hong Kong) will operate its last long-haul scheduled Boeing 747 passenger flight to San Francisco on August 31. The last departure will be from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Hong Kong. The company will continue to operate Boeing 747 freighters and the 747-400 on some short-haul Asian routes (Beijing, Manila, Osaka Kansai, Sapporo, Shanghai Pudong, Taipei Taoyuan and Tokyo Haneda per Airline Route).


Cathay Pacific Farewell 747 Giveaway

To mark the historic occasion, Cathay Pacific is running a “Farewell 747 Giveaway” contest. 20 winners will receive a Boeing 747 model. CLICK HERE for the details.

The inaugural flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong via Vancouver was flown on a Boeing 747-200B on July 1, 1986.

Cathay Pacific SFO Inaugural 7.1.86

Above Copyright Photo: Cathay Pacific.

Top Copyright Photo: KSK/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 747-467, the Queen of the Skies, B-HOY (man 25351) in the 1994 livery gracefully climbs away from the runway at Tokyo (Haneda)

Cathay Pacific: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 747-267B VR-HIE (msn 28872) taxies at Zurich in the original 1971 green and white color scheme.

Video: Trip Report on a CP Boeing 747-400:

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair to cut capacity


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Cathay Pacific Airways (Hong Kong) has announced a series of measures to reduce costs due to the drop in business due to the current economic downturn. The airline will reduce passenger capacity by eight percent and overall cargo capacity by 11 percent from May 2009. At the same time, the company will start a “Special Leave Scheme” under which staff will be asked to take unpaid leave varying from one to four weeks according to their seniority. Subsidiary Dragonair (Hong Kong) will also see a 13 percent reduction in capacity. Services to Dalian, Fukuoka, Guilin and Dalian will be suspended. Cathay Pacific is also negotiating the sale of five aircraft and will park two more Boeing 747-400BCF freighters (total now five). It will also wet lease one freighter to subsidiary Air Hong Kong (Hong Kong).

Cathay Pacific facing “very difficult decisions”


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Cathay Pacific Airways’ (Hong Kong) CEO Tony Tyler, due to recent losses, has told his employees the following; “very difficult decisions may have to be taken about our network and about our company”.  Read the full story in the Herald Sun: