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CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS LIMITED 國泰航空有限公司




An aerial tour of HK's monopolies and anti-competitive practices
The slides from a presentation by Webb-site founder David Webb to the Asian Competition Forum at Polytechnic University this morning. When you get to slide 30, click the box to launch the online video. (9-Dec-2014)
Not classy
The new Dragonair First Class: Cathay Pacific Business Class passengers have seen it all before... (17-Dec-2013)
Webb on 'Backchat' re Jetstar Hong Kong and competition
RTHK, 9-Sep-2013
With two representatives of Cathay Pacific group (which includes Dragonair) and none from Jetstar Hong Kong or its 3 shareholders.
Lawmakers fly into storm over Cathay trip to France
HK Standard, 22-Aug-2013
Apparently some lawmakers think that if you declare a gift then it is OK to receive it. James To says he needed to find out about Cathay's investment in Airbus planes. Why? Is he a Cathay shareholder? And if he is, then can't he just read the accounts? Presumably learning more about Cathay is only relevant to legislators if they have some involvement in decisions which affect Cathay, such as approving financing for a 3rd runway, and hence, the conflict of interest. Missing from the list is Andrew Leung Kwan Yuen, who took a similar trip with his wife on 18-21-July, and Abraham Shek Lai Him, who was apparently on the same trip, which he records as 19-20-July. His 2nd trip in 2 years.
Air China's balance sheet worries
We look at the highly-geared balance sheet of Air China, the bizarre and unfinished mini-subscription by its parent launched 6 months ago, and the likely need for a much larger equity financing if it is going to run on free-market principles, which in turn has implications for Cathay Pacific's 20% stake. (24-Oct-2012)
Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd v Flight attendants
HK Court of Final Appeal, 26-Sep-2012
Various former pilots v Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd
HK Court of Final Appeal, 26-Sep-2012
Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd v Flight attendants
HK Court of Final Appeal, 23-Feb-2012
Cathay is granted leave to appeal to the highest court.
Legislator Ronny Tong Ka-wah's trip to Chicago on Cathay Pacific Airways
HK Legislative Council, 22-Feb-2012
...and registered in LegCo 5 months later.
Cathay flight makes emergency landing
RTHK, 24-Dec-2011
Apparently if you want a non-smoking seat on Cathay Pacific then you should book the lower deck.
Flight attendants v Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd
HK Court of Appeal, 18-Nov-2011
Various former pilots v Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd
HK Court of Appeal, 28-Jul-2011
Legislator Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung's trip to Moscow on Cathay Pacific Airways
HK Legislative Council, 21-Jul-2011
...registered 10 months later
Legislator Abraham Shek's trip to Toulouse on Cathay Pacific Airways
HK Legislative Council, 19-May-2011
Yep, they still make Airbuses there. Just checking.
Scott Williams v Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd
HK Court of Appeal, 11-May-2011
Flight attendants v Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd
HK Court of Appeal, 19-Apr-2011
Flight attendants v Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd
HK Court of Appeal, 17-Mar-2011
Various former pilots v Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd
HK Court of Appeal, 24-Dec-2010
Scott Williams v Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd
HK Court of First Instance, 10-Nov-2010
Legislator Abraham Shek's trip on Cathay Pacific Airways to Seattle
HK Legislative Council, 27-Apr-2010
...perhaps this was necessary to explain the difference between Boeing and Airbus, as he was confused about his previous trip to Toulouse.
Cathay Pacific on OFT Investigation
Company announcement, 23-Apr-2010
"Cathay Pacific has a policy of full compliance with competition law" - but we'd be shocked if they had a policy of non-compliance with any law! Then again, the company pleaded guilty in 2008 to USA criminal price-fixing charges on air cargo from HK to the USA and elsewhere and was fined US$60m.
UK OFT issues statement of objections against Cathay Pacific Airways and Virgin Atlantic
UK Office of Fair Trading, 22-Apr-2010
Comment: price-fixing in HK remains perfectly legal - we still don't have a competition law.
Various pilots v Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd
HK Court of First Instance, 11-Nov-2009
Flight attendants v Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd
HK Court of First Instance, 6-Nov-2009
Legislator Fred Li Wah-ming's trip to France on Cathay Pacific Airways
HK Legislative Council, 9-Feb-2009
...and registered over 3 months later.
The paid advert opposing the blackout rule
Click on "Orgs" or "People" below to get a list of signatories, scroll down, then click on their names to go to the signatory you are interested in. (29-Dec-2008)

Takeover Panel decision against waiver of general offer obligation for HAECO.
SFC, 10-Dec-2008
Note:The Panel deferred the publication of its decision at the request of Swire Pacific Ltd due to the confidential and price-sensitive nature of the matter at the time. It was published on 19-Jan-2009.
Legislator Wong Ting Kwong's trip to USA on Cathay Pacific Airways
HK Legislative Council, 3-Oct-2008
...registered 4 months later.
USA v Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd
US Department of Justice, 22-Jul-2008
The company pleads guilty to criminal price-fixing charges on air cargo from HK to the USA and elsewhere and is fined US$60m.
Vampire - Nothing Left to Prove
Last week saw AGMs of CITIC Pacific, Hysan, Li & Fung, China Unicom, Cathay, Swire, HK Electric and CKI. In every case, a majority of investor votes were against the 20% cash issue mandate, but controllers pushed it through. With 10 HSI companies now having voted, Project Vampire has nothing left to prove - investors have voted on average by more than 2 to 1 against the issue mandate. It's time for the regulators to act. (16-May-2004)
Vampire bites Cathay
Investors in Cathay Pacific last week voted by an estimated 62:38 margin against the general issue mandate at the AGM, the largest margin yet. We were also eventually successful in persuading the Chairman to open the meeting to the media. (18-May-2003)
AGM Results
Company announcement, 15-May-2003
Cathay Pacific Voting Recommendations
The 9th AGM in Project Poll is on 14-May-03. We recommend investors to vote against the re-election of a banker as an independent director, and against the general mandate. There are only 4 days before cut-off, so VOTE NOW. (15-May-2003)

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