Saturday, July 20, 2024

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 […]

Rupert Hogg and Paul Loo to leave Cathay Pacific

Rupert Hogg and Paul Loo will leave Cathay Pacific on Monday 19 August following the board of director’s decision that the airline needed new leadership. Augustus Tang will take over from Hogg as chief executive officer and Ronald Lam will fill Loo’s role of chief customer and commercial officer. Lam will also continue as chief […]

Cathay Pacific takes over Hong Kong Express

Cathay Pacific has completed the acquisition of Hong Kong Express Airways, making it a wholly owned subsidiary. Cathay Pacific Cargo has been appointed as the general sales and service agent for all cargo activities from 1 September. Hong Kong Express will work closely with the incumbent GSSA, Hong Kong Air Cargo Carrier to ensure a […]

Lufthansa and Cathay Pacific expand business deal

Customers of Cathay Pacific Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo are enjoying the advantages of the expanded joint business agreement with the launch of eastbound joint shipments. Under the agreement, Hong Kong is directly connected to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, London Gatwick and Heathrow, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome and Zurich. In addition to cargo […]

Transhipments drive growth in July at Cathay Pacific

Cargo and mail volumes for Cathay Pacific Group have continued to grow in July, mainly driven by increased transhipment volumes. In July, Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon carried 184,935 tonnes of cargo and mail, an increase of 2.9 per cent compared to the previous year. Capacity measured in available freight tonne kilometres (AFTK) was down […]

Cathay Pacific welcomes the A350-1000 to its fleet

Cathay Pacific has welcomed the first of 20 Airbus A350-1000s to join its fleet, flying to Hong Kong from Toulouse using a blend of biofuel. Eight of the aircraft will be delivered this year with the remainder arriving by 2021. After initial rounds of regional services starting with the first commercial flight to Taipei, Taiwan […]

Cathay Pacific cargo volumes grow 11% in 2017

Cathay Pacific Group has ended 2017 with cargo and mail tonnage growing at double digit rates, finishing with a strong month in December. The group covering Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon handled 2.05 million tonnes of cargo and mail in 2017, 10.9 per cent higher than in 2016, and volumes grew by 10.2 per cent […]

Cathay Pacific continues to post tonnage growth

Cathay Pacific Airways grew its cargo tonnage and freight figures in October compared to the same month in 2016. Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon carried 180,706 tonnes of cargo and mail last month, an increase of 4.8 per cent compared to the same month last year. The cargo and mail load factor rose by 1.2 percentage […]

Cathay Pacific awarded CEIV Pharma certification 

Cathay Pacific has become the first airline in Hong Kong to be awarded the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) CEIV Pharma certification. The carrier says this underlines its capabilities in the treatment and transportation of high-value, time-sensitive and temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products with “speed, consistency and efficiency”. Cathay Pacific director of commercial and cargo, Ronald Lam […]

Near 10% tonnage uplift for Cathay in September

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon carried 177,691 tonnes of cargo and mail in September, an increase of 9.6 per cent compared to the same month last year. The cargo and mail load factor rose by 3.1 percentage points to 68.1 per cent. Capacity, measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometres, was up by 2.6 per cent […]

Cargo momentum maintained in August by Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific Airways carried 172,253 tonnes of cargo and mail in August, an increase of 12 per cent compared to the same month last year. This figure represents the combined traffic of Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon for the month, and was driven by strong demand out of key markets. The cargo and mail load factor rose […]