American Roy C Farrell and Australian Sydney H de Kantzow founded Cathay Pacific Airways on 24 September, 1946. It was based in Shanghai, the two men eventually moved to Hong Kong and established the airline. The new company began to operate passenger flights to Manila, Bangkok, Singapore and Shanghai. Expansion was rapidly growing later. In 1948, one of Hong Kong 's leading trading companies, Butterfield & Swire (today known as the Swire Group) took a 45% share in the company.
In 2003 the airline acquired Buzz, the Stansted based loss making airline from KLM in April, which they closed for a month and then re-launched on 13 former Buzz routes in May at half the fares previously charged by Buzz. This acquisition gives Ryanair immediate access to 11 new French regional airports as well as making Ryanair by far and away the largest airline operating at London Stansted
During World War 1, Prudential paid out claims more than one third of the British soldiers. Prudential expanded its business overseas and opened its first overseas life branch on 1923 in India. Prudential Corporation plc was established in 1978 to enable more flexible management. Prudential acquired Jackson National Life Insurance Company on 1986 in United States. In Asia, Prudential Corporation Asia was formed in 1994 now has life operations in 13 countries across region.
1. INTRODUCTION MALAYSIA AIRLINES BACKGROUND: Malaysian Airlines Berhad (Known as MAB) was founded in 1947 and known as Malayan Airways. Their main hubs are Kuala Lumpur International Airport meanwhile their secondary hubs are Bayan Lepas International Airport. MAS have got 111 Destinations over around the world. Their parent companies are Malaysia Airline System Berhad and the headquarters are at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Singapore Airlines has been formed in 1947 and started its activity with the carrier name of "Malayan Airways» and only had flights to three air directions. The first flights of aircraft company flew from Singapore's Kallang Airport to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Ipog. In 1966, after forming separate country of Malaysia, the company has changed its name to Malaysia-Singapore Airlines. Under this brand name first transcontinental flight was made to London in 1970. In 1972, the company became totally independent from Malaysian Airlines and
There are 37 STOL (short take-off and landing) airports that handle small aircrafts. Currently, altogether there are 70 aircrafts of different types belonging to different airlines of Nepal (Rajkarnikar 2010). The existing airports are shown in Figure 1-5 below. Figure 1 5 Airports of Nepal Aviation Authority of Nepal has issued Airline Operation Certificates to 47 airline companies. But only 17 airlines are operating their air service.
(Singapore Air, n.d.) It later split in 1972 into two separate airlines – Singapore Airlines and Malaysian Airline System, following Singapore’s independence and the two countries’ conflict of outlook and priorities. (Roll, 2014) The airline, initially only serving Singapore and various destinations in Malaysia, gradually expanded its services not only to neighbouring countries like Indonesia and Vietnam, but also to European countries, with London being their very first transcontinental destination. Long-haul flights like these were made possible thanks to innovative improvements and better and larger capacity aircrafts. (Singapore Air, n.d) Figure 1: Singapore
Singapore Airlines was started on May 1st, 1947 which was once called Malayan Airlines Limited (MAL) Airspeed Consult, now, it has changed to Singapore Airlines. For so many years, Singapore Airlines operates from its hub at Changi International Airport and has a strong presence in the Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia, and also Oceania. It also ranks 10th in the world for international travelers carried, and the top 15th amongst the shippers worldwide in terms of revenue passenger kilometers. On 2010, Singapore Airlines has become the second largest airline in the world by market capitalization with a worth of 14 billion US dollar by the International Air Transport Association. Goh Choon Phong, who is the current CEO of Singapore Airlines with 17,240 employees and subsidiaries of Scoot, SilkAir, Singapore Airlines Cargo, and last but not least Tigerair.
Introduction QANTAS Airlines (QA) a leading airline service provider founded in the year 1920. It was recognized as the second oldest airliner in the world. QA was operating under two brand names QANTAS Airlines and JESTER Airlines. QA airlines offered all kinds of services including domestic services and where as JESTER Airlines offered domestic services. Besides offering airline services, QANTAS Group has been offering various kinds of other services; QANTAS Freight, QANTAS Link, Q-Catering and QANTAS Loyalty.