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  • Severe Turbulence on SFO-Hong Kong Flight Injures Nine

    02/19/2014 5:04:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wed., Feb. 19 2014 | Erin Sherbert
    A group of passengers who departed San Francisco yesterday aboard Cathay Pacific Airways landed in the hospital after the plane hit some mega turbulence, tossing passengers from their seats. CBS delivered the scary news this morning, detailing the overseas trip which got a lot bumpy as the plane cruised over Japan. The 747-400, which was carrying 321 passengers and 21 crew members, encountered the turbulence near Hokkaido around noon Hong Kong time Tuesday. It lasted about two minutes. At least one passenger described the flight as a roller coaster ride. Passengers were tossed from their seats, and some were thrown...
  • Cathay Pacific plane from HK escorted to Vancouver

    05/15/2010 5:13:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 3,069+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2010
    VANCOUVER - At least two Canadian fighter jets escorted a Cathay Pacific passenger jet to a safe landing in Vancouver International Airport on Saturday due to a potential unspecified security threat, a North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesperson said. Local media reports said the plane, which reportedly originated in Hong Kong, was towed to a secure part of the tarmac with passengers still on board.
  • Cathay Pacific fuel hedge losses nearly $1 billion

    01/10/2009 9:40:27 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 594+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 01/07/09 | Chris Oliver
    Cathay Pacific fuel hedge losses nearly $1 billion By Chris Oliver, MarketWatch Last update: 11:41 p.m. EST Jan. 7, 2009 HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Shares of Cathay Pacific Airways fell more than 5% in Hong Kong Thursday after the airline said late Wednesday that it lost nearly $1 billion in wrong-way bets on fuel hedges in 2008 and reiterated its financial results for the year would be "disappointing". The Hong Kong-based carrier (CPCAY cathay pac awys ltd sponsored adr News , chart , profile , more Delayed quote data Add to portfolio Analyst Create alert Insider Discuss Financials Sponsored by:...
  • U. S. Airlines Lose More Business to Asia

    06/25/2006 6:32:59 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 3 replies · 462+ views
    PanAsianBiz ^ | June 23, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    While US airlines cut and slash service -- care and feeding -- of their travelers, the Asian airlines have been buying new planes, installing elaborate entertainment systems, and allowing passengers in-flight e-mail and web surfing options. Add to that plush seats and meals created by celebrity chefs, and the result is that America doesn't know service. Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines services beat all American carriers, hands down. On the long-haul flights, choices of movies, frequent meals (America doesn't need this) -- Western or Asian style -- and friendly service are the standard. Not only are the US airlines behind,...
  • Boeing Statement on Cathay Pacific Airways 777-300ER Selection

    12/01/2005 9:15:25 AM PST · by Righty_McRight · 14 replies · 707+ views
    Boeing ^ | Dec. 1, 2005
    SEATTLE, Dec. 1, 2005 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today confirmed that Cathay Pacific Airways has announced commitments for 16 Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners and purchase rights for 20 additional Boeing 777-300ERs. "This is one of the world's best airlines choosing one of the world's best airplanes," said Alan Mulally, president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Cathay Pacific's reputation for exceptional passenger service and effective and profitable operations makes its selection of the 777-300ER especially rewarding." In a press release issued in Hong Kong today, Cathay Pacific Airways said that it will acquire 16 new 777-300ER jetliners to...