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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 »

Pakistan Airways registered as PIA subsidiary

Pakistan Airways registered as PIA subsidiary

Pakistan Government announces new airline to improve aviation industry and airline service standard ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Airways has been registered in the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) as a ‘premium service subsidiary’ of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). The step has been taken to improve the service standards of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), announced a spokesman for ... 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 »

Fog fails new landing system at Lahore airport

Fog defeats new landing system at Lahore airport

Lahore – The modern landing technology system recently installed at Allama Iqbal International Airport to fight fog disruption has failed to function effectively. Two international flights were diverted to other stations after up-to-date landing system at the Allama Iqbal International Airport failed to assist in dense fog. A Qatar Airlines flight with 628 passengers on board had reached Lahore from ... Read More »

Cathay Pacific unveils 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 »

10 injured as Shaheen Air plane crash lands in Lahore

Shaheen airplane skidded off the Lahore runway after its tyre burst due to a fault in the landing gear.

LAHORE (Pakistan) – At least 10 people received minor injuries as a Lahore-bound Shaheen Air flight made an emergency landing at the Allama Iqbal International Airport on Tuesday. The NL-142 flight which departed from Karachi was forced to make an emergency landing as its tyres burst, according to initial reports. At least 112 passengers and seven crew members were on board the ... Read More »

Dragonair wins World’s Best Regional Airline award fourth time

Dragonair

HONG KONG – Dragonair is delighted to have been named “World’s Best Regional Airline” in the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards™ – the fourth time the carrier has received the honour. No other airline has achieved this feat since this category was added to the awards in 2010. In a double accolade for Dragonair, the carrier was also named “Best ... Read More »

Qatar Airways voted as world’s best airline of 2015

Qatar Airways has been named the Best Airline in the World for 2015 by leading aviation consumer website Skytrax.

Qatar Airways has been named the Best Airline in the World for 2015 by leading aviation consumer website Skytrax. The Gulf-based carrier was presented with the honor at Tuesday’s award ceremony at the 2015 Paris Air Show. According to CNN, the other carriers to make the Skytrax’s top 10 include Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, ANA, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, Qantas, ... Read More »

Pakistan and UAE hold Bilateral Air Services Agreement talks

Emirates Airline

UAE airlines to operate from 4 more airports of Pakistan Islamabad – Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has permitted five Airlines of United Arab Emirates (UAE) to carry out unlimited operations from four new Airports in Pakistan: Quetta, Panjgur, Turbat and Gawadar airports. The initiative will facilitate the citizens of local districts to fly abroad directly from their hometowns.Bilateral Air ... Read More »

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