Cathay Pacific is Hong Kong’s biggest airline. It is the national flagship carrier of Hong Kong headquartered at Hong Kong International Airport. Cathay controls scheduled passenger and cargo services to over 114 destinations across 36 countries worldwide. In this way, Cathay Pacific drives its travel support and let passenger get what the real joy of flying is.
Basically, Cathay Pacific was founded by Roy C. Farrell and Sydney H. de Kantzow on September 24th, 1946. The name Cathay was given by China which Pacific added by Farrell as he anticipated that one day the airline would fly across the Pacific. Cathay Pacific became the first airline of its kind to operate non-stop transpolar flight flying over the North Pole in 1998.
Cathay Pacific celebrated its 63rd anniversary in 2006.
Today, Hong Kong’s biggest airline has its major shareholders like Swire Pacific and Air China. Cathay is also one of the founding members of the OneWorld alliance. This Hong Kong-based airline has been given a status of a Five-Star-Airline.
In order to boost its services, Cathay is gearing up in code-sharing with major international airliners. It’s a joint venture programme. American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Japan Airlines and Qantas are its code-sharing partners.
Along with Dragonair, the Hong Kong’s highest hauler tows over 138, 000 flights carrying nearly 25 million passengers and about 1.6 million tones of cargo and mail.
In addition to all this, the airline also gives out an Oneworld programme in order to generate more value for customers, shareholders and employees. It’s an alliance of the world’s three largest global airlines with its Central Management team with the name, Oneworld Mangament Company based at Vancouver in British Columbia in Canada. Its membership is solely based on the frequent flyer programme of the individual member airline. Its benefits are made available to passengers on scheduled flights which are both operated by marked by a member airline. Cathay is one of the founding members of this alliance. OneWorld was founded by American Airlines, British Airways, Canadian Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Qantas Airways in 1999.
However, Cathay has bilateral relationships with Air China, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Aeroflot Russian International Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, and with the French rail operator SNCF as well.
Cathay has adjudged ‘Airline of the Year’ by Skytrax in 2009.
Cathay Pacific has made all timeless service available in order to cover up all major sectors. With its consistent air service, Cathay Pacific is connecting world’s best corners.
The eager beaver Cathay Pacific is in for catching up time and demand of passengers at best.