Founded in 1946, Cathay Pacific Airways is the flag carrier of Hong Kong and it is one of the world's major airlines rated as a five-star airline. Its headquarter is located in Hong Kong and Hong Kong International Airport is its main operational base. It carries one million passengers per month around the world.
Cathay Pacific is a member of Air Transport Association (IATA), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and it is a founding member of Oneworld Alliance. Today, it serves 181 destinations across 48 countries around the world. It has a fleet of 146 modern aircraft with an average service age of 8 years for an aircraft. Cathay Pacific Airways strives to add 59 new aircraft to the fleet to be delivered in batches by 2024. It has more than 33.800 personnel in its workforce.
In order to expand its destinations, Cathay Pacific has signed codeshare agreements with a number of airlines:
Luxury travel experience is a key feature of First Class onboard Cathay Pacific Airways. The passengers are offered outstanding on-ground services and in-flight amenities. At airports, they are granted access to waiting-lounges and are assisted in check-in procedures. First Class maintains the passengers’ privacy where they have their own suites, available Dubai Park and Resorts has partnered hotels with luxurious and world-class features. The icing on the cake is that they offer free pick and drop shuttle bus service to Dubai Parks.e on selected aircraft models. The suites are equipped with mini-bars filled with beverages. Seats in First class cabin recline to 180 degrees converting into fully flat beds. The cabin is equipped with individual TV screens of 17 inches and the high-quality BOSE headsets so that the passengers spend relaxing time watching world-class movies, music, TV programs, and play games. The passengers are offered pyjamas and amenity kits containing personal care and skin care products. They can also stay connected with family and friends through a high-speed Internet connection. Further, the passengers can select their meals from Asian and international cuisines and beverages cost-free to be served at their requested timings.
Services and amenities on Cathay Pacific Business Class cabin are similar to those found in the First Class. At airports, the passengers are assisted in check-in procedures and are eligible for access to waiting-lounges to relax, carry on their business activities and to enjoy the lavish advantages in lounges. In-flight amenities include adjustable seats converting into flat beds suitable for deep sleep during long-haul flights. The cabin is equipped with lighting devices, in-seat power ports to charge electronic devices, high speed Internet, and individual screens to watch AVOD of several genres. The passengers can spend interesting time watching the latest movies from world cinema, listening to eastern music, and playing games. Besides, they are provided with amenity kits filled with personal care items. They also are offered complimentary meals and beverages.
The passengers on this cabin are eligible for several on-ground services and enjoy many inflight amenities. For instance, they are given priority to board the aeroplane and assistance with check-in procedures. Seats in Premium Economy class cabin are larger, adjustable to a larger degree compared with seats in the standard Economy cabin. The cabin is equipped with individual screens for passengers to enjoy watching AVOD of several genres. Moreover, the passengers are offered fresh meals, drinks, and amenity kits containing personal care items free of charges.
The seats in Economy Class cabin are comfortable with ample legroom to stretch feet. The cabin is equipped with universal power ports for charging the passengers’ electronic devices and individual screens to display a wide selection of entertainment programs. The passengers are offered complimentary vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals, drinks, newspapers and magazines.
Cathay Pacific Airways permits passengers generous baggage allowance.
Passengers onboard Cathay Pacific can buy the latest products from a wide collection of duty-free goods at competitive prices.
Passengers on board Cathay Pacific Airways can easily book their flights online. During online booking, they can select their preferred seats; and at the time of travel, they can check-in online through Cathay Pacific website or smartphone applications. The passengers can print out their boarding passes available 48 hours to 90 minutes prior to their scheduled flight departure time. Further, conventional airport check-in is available. The passengers can check-in through Cathay Pacific airport counters.
Cathay Pacific was established.
Cathay Pacific used jet aeroplanes and recorded a growth of 20% in its business activities.
Cathay Pacific launched modern technologies related to automated booking systems.
Cathay Pacific carried one million passengers annually around the world.
At the end of this year, Cathay Pacific fleet and services expanded to Europe and North America.
This decade witnessed a major boom in the aviation industry. As a major airline in the region, Cathay Pacific boosted its services and business activities. The number of passengers around the world including businessmen and tourists increased as well as the boom in cargo services.
This decade witnessed economic fluctuations especially after the Asian financial crisis in 1997. However as a strong airline, Cathay Pacific dealt efficiently with the crisis and it opened its new headquarter at Hong Kong International Airport in 1999 demonstrating its confidence and determinations to expand further.
Cathay Pacific recorded growth in profits of US $ 5 billion.
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Cathay Pacific Airways announced the launch of a set of electronic services related to bookings.