Cathay Pacific Marks 35 Years of Cadet Pilot Training and Graduates First Integrated Programme

Cathay Pacific celebrated the 35th anniversary of its Cadet Pilot Training Programme, emphasizing its commitment to nurturing young aviation professionals. The event also marked the graduation of the first group of cadet pilots from its integrated programme in collaboration with Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and AeroGuard Flight Training Center.


Etihad Airways has been crowned ‘Design Airline of the Year 2023’, the top honour in the annual DesignAir Awards. The UAE’s national airline also received DesignAir’s ‘Most Improved Airline Brand’. The awards follow in quick succession from the global edition of the World Travel Awards 2023 on Friday 1 December, where Etihad celebrated a hat-trick with Best Customer Experience, Best Economy Class and Best First Class Lounge.

Vietnam Airlines and Turkish Airlines Expand Cooperation on Air Cargo Transportation

On 29 November, at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, under the witness of Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Vice President of Türkiye Cevdet Yılmaz, Vietnam Airlines and Turkish Airlines signed an agreement to further foster cooperation in the field of air cargo transportation.

Cathay Pacific Redeems 50% of Hong Kong Government’s Preference Shares, Aims to Complete Buyback by

Cathay Pacific Group has achieved a significant milestone in its recovery plan by repurchasing 50% of the HK$19.5 billion preference shares issued to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government in 2020 as part of the company’s recapitalization efforts during the pandemic. The airline plans to repurchase the remaining 50% by July 2024, contingent on market conditions and business performance.