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Cathay Pacific 2015 profit soars 90% on low oil prices

Cathay Dragon

Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific said Wednesday that net profit for 2015 rose 90 percent, beating expectations, with the firm attributing the surge to huge savings on fuel as oil prices tumbled. Cathay Pacific Airways has posted a net profit of HK$6 billion ($774 million) for 2015, up 90.5% compared to a net profit of HK$3.15 billion for 2014. Cathay’s overall ... Read More »

Cathay Pacific rebrands Dragonair as Cathay Dragon

Cathay Dragon

The Cathay Pacific Group has announced plans to rebrand regional carrier Dragonair as Cathay Dragon, aimed at helping the group capture more traffic growth from the mainland China market. The group has termed it “a new era of growth and opportunity for its two airlines”. Cathay Pacific’s wholly owned sister airline Dragonair is to be rebranded as Cathay Dragon, it ... Read More »

New Islamabad airport to open by end of 2016

New Islamabad airport to open by end of 2016

New Islamabad International Airport will be first-ever green-field airport of Pakistan ISLAMABAD – Islamabad’s all new and much-awaited airport would be fully operational by the end of 2016, said Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Aviation Shujaat Azeem. Pakistan government has evolved an aviation policy with massive changes especially in infrastructure, he informed. About nine billion passengers would be facilitated through this international ... Read More »

China’s Harbin Ice Festival is world’s most stunning winter festival

The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival features spectacular ice sculptures that are bathed in ethereal lights (AFP Photo/Wang Zhao)

More than one million visitors are expected to attend the spectacular Harbin Ice Festival, where buildings of ice are bathed in ethereal lights and international ice sculptors compete for honors The legendary Harbin International Snow and Ice Festival, famous for its spectacular sculptures and giant replicas, is now officially underway in northern China. The annual event, now in its 32nd ... Read More »

Verdenskortet in Denmark is a Walkable Map of the World

Verdenskortet in Denmark is a Walkable Map of the World

A walkable map of the world made from soil and stone by one man  Roaming around the world on foot may require commitment of good number of years of one’s life, along with large sum of money, logistics planning, and strong determination. But for all those who are interested in the travel but not the long haul, there’s a place ... Read More »

Emirates unveils new Airbus A380 with a record 615 seats

Emirates' new airline is spacious and comfortable, offering one of the industry's widest in-flight entertainment screens

Economy class is getting even bigger after Emirates reconfigured its new Airbus A380-800 planes to hold the most seats ever for an airliner. The airline’s first two-class Airbus A380, launched this week at the Dubai Airshow, has gained 130 more economy seats than its sister three-class plane, by cutting out first class and reducing the number of business class flatbed ... Read More »

Cathay Pacific unveils new look

CP New Look

A new livery unveiled by Cathay Pacific will be progressively introduced onto all aircraft in its fleet as part of an overall revamp of the airline. The livery was showcased yesterday on one of the airline’s Boeing 777-300ERs at Hong Kong international airport. You might not notice the change instantly, because it’s a subtle change in the exterior designs, paint colors and ... Read More »

Emirates Airliner joins fight to save wildlife

Emirates

ABU DHABI — Emirates Airlines took the fight against illegal wildlife trade to the skies this week, unveiling two of its A380 jets dressed in livery depicting threatened animals. Giant tigers, lions, gorillas, rhinos, bears and elephants covered both sides of the planes’ fuselages. The livery is part of the airline’s support for a global transport industry awareness campaign on ... Read More »

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