1946 – The Cathay story begins
At the end of the Second World War, Roy Farrell and Sydney de Kantzow – two ex-Air Force pilots known for flying ‘The Hump’ over the Himalayas – spot an opportunity to fly much-needed goods from Australia into China. They buy a Douglas DC-3 plane, nicknamed ‘Betsy’, and Cathay Pacific is officially born: an airline fuelled by its founders’ passion for flying, progressive thinking and drive to connect the world and its people.
In fact, our very name originates from Roy Farrell’s sense of ambition – that the new airline would one day cross the vast Pacific Ocean from China. We officially achieve this milestone less than 30 years later.
1959 – Growth spurt
After steady beginnings, Cathay Pacific acquires rival Hong Kong Airways and gains additional traffic rights to Japan and Australia – adding Darwin, Sydney, Tokyo and Taipei to the network.
Two Lockheed Electra aircraft are introduced to the fleet this year. Painted in a new smart green and white livery, these are the first aircraft to offer a premium cabin, with 12 First class seats. The Electras would go on flying until 1967.
1991 – European expansion
A busy year of new non-stop routes to Europe using the extended range offered by the Boeing 747-400, following on from the first non-stop service to Los Angeles from Hong Kong the previous year. This year saw new non-stop services to London Heathrow, Zurich and Amsterdam, marking us as a truly vital link between Asia and Europe.
2012 – Premium Economy launches
We introduce a new cabin class, offering our customers even more options and better ways to fly.
2021 – Ready for the next 75
As we celebrate our 75th anniversary, we launch Cathay in Hong Kong – our new premium travel lifestyle brandOpen a new window, which offers our customers more ways to shop, save and be rewarded.
We pledge to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050Open a new window, leading the way to a more sustainable future for aviation. And we introduce our innovative new Airbus A321neo aircraftOpen a new window, redefining the possibilities of short-haul travel.
We exist for our customers
Without our customers, we wouldn’t be here. Our customers are at the heart of our strategy, they inspire and unite all that we do. Earning their lifetime loyalty, trust and advocacy are the outcomes that matter the most to our global Cathay Pacific Group team.
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