Airline Information

Cathay Pacific Airways

Cathay Pacific was one of the founding members of the oneworld airline alliance, which makes it part of a global flight network with connections to more than 135 countries and more than 570 destinations, allowing it to offer even more great value airfares.

The airline was founded in Hong Kong in 1946 and legend has it that the company's American founders thought up its unusual name when they were at the bar at the Manila Hotel.

Cathay Pacific runs its flights with one of the youngest and most modern fleets of aircraft in the skies, with an average age of just seven years old. The airline has ordered 48 new aircraft since 1997, each with a hefty price tag.

By September 2006, Cathay Pacific will have 100 aeroplanes, including Airbus A340-600 long-haul aeroplanes, Airbus A340-300s and several Boeing 747s and 777s.

Known worldwide for its high quality flights and services, in 2006 alone, Cathay Pacific has so far received awards including Best Airline of the Year in the OAG Awards, Top Emotive Brand from the Yahoo! Emotive Brand Awards and Airline of the Year from Air Transport World magazine.

Japan Airlines

The Japan Airlines Group, a transport enterprise with a global reach, will expand its worldwide network as a key industry supporting travel, tourism and transport in the 21st century, "an era of exchange."

We will not only transport people and goods to their respective destinations safely and on time, but will also bring peoples, their cultures and their hearts closer together as our contribution to world peace and prosperity.

Qantas Airlines

Qantas was founded in the Queensland outback in 1920. Registered originally as the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited (QANTAS), Qantas has built a reputation for excellence in safety, operational reliability, engineering and maintenance, and customer service.

Today, Qantas is widely regarded as the world's leading long distance airline and one of the strongest brands in Australia. Qantas also operates subsidiary businesses including other airlines, and businesses in specialist markets such as Qantas Holidays and Qantas Flight Catering.

Malaysia Airlines

From a small air service that began with a 5-seater twin engined Airspeed Consul in 1947, Malaysia Airlines has grown into an award-winning airline with a fleet of more than 100 aircraft, servicing more than 110 destinations across six continents.

Malaysia Airlines was rated 'Best In First Class Service' and 'Top Five For Business Class On Long-haul Flights' in 1994 by Inflight Research Services of UK. Today, Malaysia Airlines is striving to reach new levels of service and global expansion to elevate it to an international airline. The airline's remarkable growth is testament to its commitment to the people of Malaysia and travellers worldwide.

Thai Airways

The evolution of Thai Airways International Public Company Limited from a small domestic operation to a fully-fledged global airline is the direct outcome of the far-sighted vision of its founders. Early on, Thai Airways embarked on a course of building a reputation as a regional leader, pioneering routes to unusual destinations. Thai Airways further strengthened their reach by forming strategic alliances with major airlines, becoming a key partner in a routenet that now covers the globe.

Vietnam Airlines

Since reclaiming Gia Lam Airport from the French over 45 years ago, Vietnam's civil aviation industry has grown steadily into one of the country's most vibrant economic sectors, and the national carrier - Vietnam Airlines - is now poised to become a major regional airline. With 19 branch offices and nearly 3,000 agents worldwide, Vietnam Airlines is an increasingly convenient option for travel to and from Asia.

Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines is internationally recognised as one of the world's leading carriers. Its route network spans 90 cities in 40 countries and we fly one of the most modern fleets in the industry. SIA was the pioneer of inflight services such as free drinks and complimentary headsets. With innovations like its revolutionary KrisWorld interactive entertainment system, SIA still setting the standards today - standards which have made the name of Singapore Airlines synonymous with impeccable service around the globe.

China Southern Airlines

China Southern Airlines Company Limited together with its subsidiaries is one of the largest airlines in China. In 2000, the Group continued to rank first among all Chinese airlines in terms of volume of passenger traffic, number of scheduled flights per week, number of hours flown, number of routes and size of aircraft fleet. As of year-end 2000, the Group operated 361 routes, of which 300 were domestic, 39 were international and 22 were Hong Kong regional. As of 31 December, 2000, the Group operated a fleet of 109 aircraft, consisting primarily of Boeing 737-200, 737- 300, 737-500, 737-700, 747-400, 757-200, 777-200 and Airbus 320-200 aircraft.

Air China

Founded in July 1, 1988, Air China is the largest air carrier in China in terms of traffic volume and company assets. In its fleet of Boeing family, Air China has the most advanced, luxurious and comfortable B747-400 all passenger aircraft, B747-400 combi and B747-200 freigters with the biggest cargo capacity in the world. Air China staff are strictly, systematically and professionally trained, which will definitely help to serve our passengers. In 1995, Air China was awarded international "Five Star Diamond Awards" by the American Academy of Restaurant and Hospitality Sciences for its brilliant achievements in safty flight, moral courtesy and high-quality operations. Among so many airlines in the world, Air China is the first one to have gained this honor.

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