Air New Zealand says it has leased two aircraft from alliance partner Cathay Pacific as cover while its Boeing 787-9 fleet undergoes required engine checks.
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Cathay Pacific has become the first airline to operate the Airbus A350-1000 to Australia, with the aircraft flying from Hong Kong to Melbourne and Perth.
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Singapore Airlines has reported passenger growth of 6.5 per cent for the airline group for August. However cargo volumes fell 10.2 per cent.
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Cathay Pacific has been further embroiled in the turmoil surrounding Hong Kong after announcing the resignation of Rupert Hogg as chief executive.
This story from the Australian Aviation archives is from August 2008, when Andrew McLaughlin wrote about the delivery of a Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER.