HONG KONG: Cathay begins ramping up operations for 2011

Cathay Pacific is boosting its operations ahead of what it expects will be a China-driven growth in air cargo and passenger travel. This includes the startup of its Shanghai-based air cargo venture with Air China in early February. Incoming Cathay Pacific Airways chief executive John Slosar said while the carrier will boost cargo capacity by […]


Cathay Pacific is boosting its operations ahead of what it expects will be a China-driven growth in air cargo and passenger travel. This includes the startup of its Shanghai-based air cargo venture with Air China in early February. Incoming Cathay Pacific Airways chief executive John Slosar said while the carrier will boost cargo capacity by eight per cent to meet the expected increase in export of electronics and imports of other items, the carrier will also raise passenger capacity by 11 per cent to accommodate renewed business and leisure travel. “The emergence of China as a travel market is going to be one of the big stories of the decade,” he said. “Also, consumer demand in China is starting to pull in high-value goods.”