Tag: Cathay Pacific

Unsolicited Thoughts 2017 Year in Review

2017 Year in Review

Happy New Year! I spent much of January on the road so I haven’t yet had a chance to clear the back-log of posts. This is a (small) map tracking my flights last year – the concentration is in the Gulf because I was based out of DOH. Stats: Total number of flights: 60 Miles …

Read Article Read More

Analysis Singapore unbundles fares, regional competitors should take note

Singapore unbundles fares, regional competitors should take note

Singapore Airlines has announced new pricing structures for all four of its cabins, following in the footsteps of other global legacy carriers like Delta and United. Effective January 20, all Singapore and SilkAir – a regional affiliate – tickets will be structured as such. The biggest impact will be to the airline’s economy tickets, where …

Read Article Read More

Analysis Examining and addressing Cathay Pacific’s problems

Examining and addressing Cathay Pacific’s problems

Cathay Pacific has had a tough time of it lately. Two weeks ago, Cathay team members at all levels were taken by surprise when Qatar Airways Group announced its acquisition of 9.61% of the airline’s shares. While this could be seen by some as alarming given Qatar’s outspoken CEO, I don’t believe they will be …

Read Article Read More

Analysis Qatar buys 9.6% of Cathay, expanding oneworld investments

Qatar buys 9.6% of Cathay, expanding oneworld investments

On Monday morning Qatar Airways Group announced its acquisition of 9.6% of Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific for USD662M. Qatar is now the third largest shareholder of Cathay, after Swire Group (45%) and Beijing-based Air China (30%). The acquisition represents an increase in Qatari ownership of airlines in the oneworld alliance, of which it is a …

Read Article Read More

Reviews Review: Cathay Pacific A350-900 Business Class Hong Kong – Singapore (Return)

Review: Cathay Pacific A350-900 Business Class Hong Kong – Singapore (Return)

Cathay Pacific A350-900 Business Class Hong Kong – Singapore¬†(CX691) Singapore – Hong Kong (CX736) In late June I had two high-quality flights – from Hong Kong to Singapore and back – on Cathay Pacific’s A350-900. The only drawback (on both sectors) were technical issues with the seat, which – I’m told – the airline is …

Read Article Read More