Stephen Skinner charts the development of one of the world’s leading airlines.

A Cathay Pacific A350-900 takes off from Auckland, New Zealand, wearing the airline’s revised livery.
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Cathay Pacific began life after World War Two with one aircraft, flying passengers and cargo charters in the Far East and to Australia. It strengthened its position in the region, then expanded beyond Asia and is now a truly global airline.

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