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When Was Cathay Pacific's First Flight?
Where is Cathay Pacific Based?
The airline has been always considered to be the flag carrier of Hong Kong, although the city is only a special administrative region and not a sovereign country.
The airline is currently based in Hong Kong's International Airport, the city's new airport that took over after the much beloved by AvGeeks Kai Tak airport closed down in 1998.
Cathay Pacific operates all of its flights from and to HKIA (Hong Kong International Airport).
Who Owns Cathay Pacific?
Ownership of the airline is split mainly among 3 big entities:
- Swire, relative majority stake holder with 42%
- Air China holding 28%
- Qatar Airways holding 9.5%
As the largest share holder in the airline Swire also applies its logo on Cathay's planes. You can see the logo and name of the parent company just forward of the tail fin complex on every CX airliner.
Which Alliance Is Cathay Pacific Part of?
The Hong Kong based airline is one of 5 founding members of the OneWorld alliance which was set up in 1999. With Canadian Airlines International no longer existing CX is one of 4 still active founding members of the OneWorld alliance.
The other founding members of the alliance being:
- American Airlines
- British Airways
- Canadian Airlines International (no longer operational)
The Cathay Passenger Fleet
The Cathay Cargo Fleet
Where Does Cathay Currently Fly?
- Australia & New Zealand
- Middle East
- North America
How Many Passengers Does Cathay Pacific Carry?
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Which Airlines Are Part of The Group?
- HK Express - Low Cost Carrier
- Air Hong Kong - All Cargo Airline