Friday, June 14, 2024

Cathay Pacific reports 7.4% increase in april 2024 cargo tonnage

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Cathay Pacific released its traffic figures for April 2024, which showed continued strong travel demand with both leisure and business travel stimulated by the various holiday periods and large-scale events that took place throughout the month around the region. The airline carried 117,428 tonnes of cargo in April 2024, an increase of 7.4% compared with April […]

Cathay Cargo carried 134,551 tonnes of cargo in March 2024

Cathay Pacific

Cathay Cargo carried 134,551 tonnes of cargo in March 2024, an increase of 26% compared with the previous month and up by 10.5% compared to March 2023. Cathay Pacific released its traffic figures for March 2024, which showed strong demand for travel from Hong Kong driven by the Easter holiday period and travel to Hong […]

Cathay Pacific: Fighting plastic waste in cargo operations

Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific is taking bold steps to combat plastic waste, a significant environmental issue. Despite the potential challenges, the company is determined to shrink its impact with intelligent solutions. READ: Cathay Pacific passes milestones in 2023 To go greener, Cathay Pacific wants to use more recycled plastic sheets. Real-world tests with recycled materials show its […]

Investments and infrastructure

Home to the world’s busiest cargo airport, Hong Kong is undoubtedly a vital hub for airfreight, remaining on top amid the geopolitical challenges and disruptions of the last few years.  This has been achieved, in part, through the substantial levels of investment that have flowed into Hong Kong’s air cargo handling capabilities through a variety […]

Cathay welcomes the launch of the Hong Kong Sustainable Aviation Fuel Coalition

Cathay has further demonstrated its steadfast commitment to contributing towards the decarbonisation of the aviation industry and establishing itself as a sustainability leader as it proudly welcomed the successful launch of the Hong Kong Sustainable Aviation Fuel Coalition (HKSAFC) as its co-initiator. The coalition is convened and chaired by Business Environment Council (BEC), along with […]

Cathay Pacific passes milestones in 2023

Cathay Pacific has released its traffic figures for December 2023. In the full year of 2023, the Cathay Group, comprising Cathay Pacific and HK Express, surpassed the milestone of carrying more than 20 million passengers, which compares with about three million passengers carried for the whole of 2022. Cathay Pacific carried a total of 1,779,457 […]

Cathay welcomes three new partners into corporate SAF programme

Cathay continues to make important strides on its journey towards becoming a sustainability leader, as it endeavours to cultivate increased collaboration with important stakeholders to decarbonise the aviation industry and achieve its goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Following the successful launch of its Corporate Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Programme in 2022, Cathay is […]

Cathay Pacific Cargo reports 20.3% increase in airfreight volumes

Cathay Pacific has released its traffic figures for November 2023, which saw a good growth in air cargo carried largely driven by seasonal sales events and year-end demand. READ: Cathay Pacific temporarily suspends Tel Aviv services The airline carried 123,970 tonnes of cargo in November 2023, an increase of 20.3% compared with November 2022. The […]

Cathay Pacific temporarily suspends Tel Aviv services

In view of the uncertainty related to the ongoing situation in Israel, all Cathay Pacific flights to and from Tel Aviv from today up to and including 28th  March 2024 have been cancelled.“Despite our best efforts, alternative flights are very limited in the current situation, severely restricting rebooking options,” Cathay Pacific said in a statement. […]

Cathay welcomes initiatives to further strengthen Hong Kong’s aviation status

Cathay Pacific has welcomed the Hong Kong SAR Government’s ongoing initiatives to enhance the competitiveness of the Hong Kong international aviation hub as expressed in the Chief Executive’s 2023 Policy Address today. Cathay Group Chief Executive Officer Ronald Lam said: “The Hong Kong international aviation hub plays a key role in the development of both Hong […]

Cathay Pacific rebuilds connectivity at HKIA

Cathay Pacific has released its traffic figures for May 2023, which show the airline continues to make good progress as it rebuilds flight connectivity at the Hong Kong international aviation hub. The airline carried 109,834 tonnes of cargo last month, an increase of 18.8% compared with May 2022, when our cargo capacity was significantly reduced […]

Cathay Pacific strives for leadership and embraces collaboration as it takes major steps towards its sustainability goals

As the Cathay Pacific Group continues to make important strides towards becoming a sustainability leader, it has announced the release of its 2022 Sustainable Development Report, which underscores the Group’s ongoing commitments and progress in achieving its sustainability goals. Titled “Greener Together,” the report reflects Cathay Pacific’s belief that driving progress towards a sustainable future […]

Cathay Cargo signs global airline partnership with Tower Cold Chain

Cathay Cargo has signed a global long-term rental agreement with Tower Cold Chain, giving its customers access to a wider range of temperature-controlled solutions in terms of container size and payload volume. Ideal for the transportation of life-saving pharmaceutical, biotech and life-science products, Tower’s robust, reliable, reusable solutions are a welcomed addition to Cathay Cargo’s […]

Cathay Pacific eyes expansion after challenging years

The last few years have posed a tricky time for a number of airlines and cargo operators, particularly those that operate in Asia but for Cathay Pacific, which calls Hong Kong home, their optimism and enthusiasm for the region hasn’t been dented. “Cathay Pacific is a 75-year-old brand and Hong Kong has always been known […]

Hong Kong International Airport receives top billing by the Airports Council International

Following an increase in the cargo dedication of Cathay Pacific throughout the pandemic and beyond, the award-winning airline’s hub, Hong Kong International Airport, has been recognised for its cargo proficiency. The international airport was named the world’s busiest cargo airport, as well carrying the most tonnage for 2021, beating last year’s top-ranking Memphis International Airport, […]

Cathay Pacific Cargo introduces Fly Greener

Cathay Pacific is taking the lead in aviation’s sustainability efforts in Asia with the extension of Fly Greener to its air cargo services. Fly Greener is a carbon-offset programme powered by an integrated carbon emissions calculator, as part of the airline’s commitment to tackling climate change by achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The new […]

Cathay Pacific adopts new Cargo iQ warehouse tracking milestones

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Cargo iQ’s newest freight planning and monitoring milestones, Freight into Warehouse control (FIW) and Freight out of Warehouse control (FOW), have been implemented by Cathay Pacific Cargo in Hong Kong to bring enhanced visibility of cargo during warehouse and ramp handling operations. In collaboration with its ground handling subsidiary Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL) and […]

Cathay Pacific resumes Dubai Route

Hong Kong’s home airline will resume direct flights from Dubai to Hong Kong on 2 October. The airline will operate three flights per week on Monday, Friday and Saturday, providing cargo customers with direct access to Hong Kong in addition to seamless connections to onward destinations including the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea. Cathay […]

Cathay Pacific appoints new regional general manager for SAMEA

Cathay Pacific, the award-winning Hong Kong based airline, has appointed Rakesh Raicar as the airline’s new regional general manager for South Asia, Middle East and Africa (SAMEA). Raicar who has over 30 years of experience working with Cathay Pacific, will take over from his predecessor, Mark Sutch. Based in Mumbai, India, Raicar would be responsible […]

Cathay Pacific releases Annual Sustainable Development report

The Cathay Pacific Group has released its 2020 Sustainable Development Report that summarises the initiatives that were brought about by the pandemic. The report also points at the progress made in reducing carbon footprint, along with measures taken to tackle operational sustainability matters. Below are the key focus areas and progress made so far: Safety: […]

Cathay Pacific has the solution

Rajesh Menon, Cathay Pacific regional head of cargo, South Asia, Middle East and Africa spoke to ACW about the airlines pharma operations. ACW: Can you tell me a bit about Cathay Pacific’s ‘Vaccine Solution’ and how this promotes effective and efficient transportation? Rajesh Menon: Cathay Pacific Cargo has been a pioneer when transporting pharmaceutical products. […]

Cathay Pacific resumes Dubai route

Cathay Pacific will resume non-stop weekly flights between Dubai and Hong Kong from Friday, May 21. Flights will operate from Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport. “Dubai has been an important route for us for more than four decades and we are extremely excited to be resuming our operations from here. We look forward to […]

Cathay Pacific returns to Brussels Airport

To increase links with the European vaccine production hub, Cathay Pacific Cargo has announced it is adding additional capacity to operate on the Pharma Corridor between the Belgian capital and Hong Kong. The extra cargo flights are planned until June and the schedule will be adapted to market demand and the latest developments. The airline […]

Cathay Pacific launches freighter service to Riyadh

Cathay Pacific Cargo has launched a new scheduled freighter service between Hong Kong and Riyadh (RUH) which started 5th January 2021. Flights will operate once per week every Tuesday with a stopover in Dubai (DWC). The airline has seen a growing demand for air cargo flights between Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong (HKG), a leading […]

Cathay Pacific welcomes Hong Kong Aviation Hub growth

Cathay Pacific welcomes the Hong Kong SAR Government’s commitment to strengthening Hong Kong’s long-term competitiveness as a leading global aviation hub and international logistics centre, as outlined in the 2020 Policy Address given today by the chief executive of the Hong Kong SAR Government, Carrie Lam. “We are grateful to the Hong Kong, Guangdong and […]

Cathay, Ethiopian and Allegiant award ground handling contracts to WFS in North America

Cathay Pacific, Ethiopian Airlines and Allegiant Air have awarded new ground handling contracts to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in North America. At Newark Liberty International Airport, Cathay Pacific has extended its passenger handling agreement of the past five years to now also include ramp, cabin cleaning and de-icing services for its daily Boeing 777-300 flights […]

HAFFA welcomes Hong Kong cargo concessions

The Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics (HAFFA) has welcomed the Terminal Charge concession and encourages more airlines to follow suit. The concession will be introduced by Cathay Pacific on 1 April 2020, to which the Airport Authority Hong Kong will contribute 20% offered by an airline to freight forwarders for export cargo. […]

Hong Kong discounts makes cargo competitive again

Airport Authority Hong Kong will reinforce the hub’s competitive advantage by contributing 20% of the Terminal Charge concession offered by airlines to freight forwarders. The Terminal Charge Concession Scheme at Hong Kong International Airport will come into effect on 1 April 2020. The concession offered by an airline to freight forwarders for export cargo is […]

Exports remain resilient but imports are suffering

As trade tensions show no signs of easing, demand is proving weak, Beau Paine, regional vice president cargo – Australia at Menzies Aviation tells Air Cargo Week. He says shipment numbers with air waybill numbers are consistent but tonnage is down on average 6.5% compared to last year. Exports are proving resilient, down 3% and […]