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Cathay improves in HY1, but tensions cast shadow over HY2

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon significantly improved their HY1-results compared to last year, the Hong Kong-based airlines announced on August 7. Combined profit for the first six months of 2019 was HK$615 million, compared to -904 million last year. Group profits...

Are aging fleets a problem?

With another two stories today about in-flight component failures (Southwest, Sichuan), we are being reminded that airplanes are vulnerable.  There is nothing quite like an airline/airplane scary story to catch people's attention. The industry safety statistics are...

Cathay selects A321neo

In an interesting move, Cathay Pacific has made a "non-binding" preliminary agreement to buy 32 A321neos.  Deliveries are set to start in 2020 and go through 2023.  The A321neos will replace Cathay Dragon’s 15 A320s and eight A321s the airline said in a statement. ...

Premium Fleet Review – Cathay Pacific

Cathay only uses widebody aircraft It is focusing on 777 and A350 Airbus and Boeing will compete vigorously for every order Cathay Pacific is a highly regarded airline based out of Hong Kong.  Started in 1946, the airline developed a reputation for its fine service...

Are aging fleets a problem?

With another two stories today about in-flight component failures (Southwest, Sichuan), we are being reminded that...