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23 Apr 2019 | 7:47 AM

Cathay Pacific cracks down on petty theft by cabin crew of Hong Kong carrier’s in-flight supplies


Airline sources say staff are being searched on leaving aircraft after loss of property cost company ‘untold hundreds of millions’ over the years
Six members of staff have been placed under investigation awaiting possible disciplinary action

18 Apr 2019 | 7:28 AM

Confusion over who controls Hong Kong Airlines as two bosses both claim to be chairman


Zhong Guosong and Hou Wei issue separate statements just a day apart claiming to be at the helm of struggling carrier
Apparent boardroom coup at city’s third largest airline placed Zhong in the top job as of Tuesday, according to his team

1 Apr 2019 | 7:45 AM

Pregnant Cathay Pacific flight attendants threaten to all go on sick leave after staff member becomes 33rd person in Hong Kong to catch measles this year


Latest incident involves staff member who works in customer relations department, and is 13th airline and airport employee infected
The 26-year-old woman told health officials she had already been vaccinated against the disease

19 Mar 2019 | 7:56 AM

Hong Kong man shot dead by police after knife attack at Kai Bo Food Supermarket in Yau Ma Tei


Shop manager knifed in the head before officers opened fire on his attacker in Kowloon
Staff member said he had noticed a man behaving suspiciously in the store some time before the incident

13 Mar 2019 | 11:20 AM

Boeing 737 MAX 8: US says ‘no basis’ to suspend troubled jet, but 45 countries disagree


Hong Kong one of the handful of jurisdictions in Asia that has not imposed restrictions on aircraft
Follows second disaster involving 737 MAX plane in five months

10 Feb 2019 | 7:38 AM

Cathay Pacific pilots’ union chief quits after improved offer to end industrial dispute fails to take off


Darryl Soligo says time has come for Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association to take a different direction
Some 78 per cent of pilots voted to reject deal offering improved pay, perks and conditions on February 1

7 Feb 2019 | 12:56 PM

Dramatic footage emerges of tyre explosion on aircraft tug at Hong Kong airport as plane prepares for flight to Seoul


Tyre shoots off aircraft tractor at high speed and lands about 10 metres away as workers stand within striking distance

19 Jan 2019 | 12:15 PM

Law student in court accused of indecently assaulting two Cathay Pacific crew on flight to Adelaide


Canadian national was arrested after plane landed in Australia and has been remanded into custody
Magistrate orders psychiatric report on 28-year-old who was travelling on four-year student visa

13 Jan 2019 | 3:08 PM

Cathay Pacific sells first-class tickets from Portugal to Hong Kong at one-tenth of original price


Carrier promptly admits to mistake selling tickets for only US$1,512, when full fares on similar routes cost US$16,000. It says it will honour discounts
Incident comes less than two weeks after a similar case thought to have caused the company millions

15 Nov 2018 | 11:42 AM

Boeing jet lands at Hong Kong International Airport – only to find another plane on the runway


China Southern Airlines flight, coming in from Zhejiang province, ends up within half a runway’s length of hitting business jet