Cathay Pacific says it’s ‘very happy’ with its Boeing fleet, despite recent 737 Max crash

U.S. plane manufacturer Boeing has been mired in controversy since its 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed minutes after takeoff on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. Despite recent safety concerns surrounding the 737 Max 8, Cathay Pacific’s CEO said Thursday he was “very happy” with the Hong Kong-based carrier’s Boeing fleet. Speaking to CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia,” Rupert Hogg said “about 50-50” of the airline’s fleet is made up of Boeing and Airbus planes — namely, the Boeing


U.S. plane manufacturer Boeing has been mired in controversy since its 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed minutes after takeoff on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. Despite recent safety concerns surrounding the 737 Max 8, Cathay Pacific’s CEO said Thursday he was “very happy” with the Hong Kong-based carrier’s Boeing fleet. Speaking to CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia,” Rupert Hogg said “about 50-50” of the airline’s fleet is made up of Boeing and Airbus planes — namely, the Boeing
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Cathay Pacific says it's 'very happy' with its Boeing fleet, despite recent 737 Max crash

U.S. plane manufacturer Boeing has been mired in controversy since its 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed minutes after takeoff on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board.

Despite recent safety concerns surrounding the 737 Max 8, Cathay Pacific’s CEO said Thursday he was “very happy” with the Hong Kong-based carrier’s Boeing fleet.

Speaking to CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia,” Rupert Hogg said “about 50-50” of the airline’s fleet is made up of Boeing and Airbus planes — namely, the Boeing 777, Airbus A350 and A330. The airline does not fly the Boeing 737 Max.

“It is a tragedy, but we’re very happy with both sets of aircraft that we have,” Hogg said, in reference to Sunday’s deadly crash.

The fatal accident involving Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 — which killed all 149 passengers and eight crew members — comes less than five months after the same model plane operated by Indonesia’s Lion Air crashed shortly after taking off from Jakarta, killing all 189 on board.


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Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: MSFT, FB, DAL, BA, MGM, WHR & more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:Microsoft – The tech giant has held talks recently with GitHub to discuss acquiring the software developer platform. Tinseth said he thinks the “market’s in a pretty good place” as passenger air travel numbers continue to be higher than expected. Cathay Pacific – CEO Rupert Hogg told CNBC on Monday is on track to return its first annual profit in three years in 2019. Whirlpool – Credit Suisse upgraded the stock of the home appliances manuf


Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:Microsoft – The tech giant has held talks recently with GitHub to discuss acquiring the software developer platform. Tinseth said he thinks the “market’s in a pretty good place” as passenger air travel numbers continue to be higher than expected. Cathay Pacific – CEO Rupert Hogg told CNBC on Monday is on track to return its first annual profit in three years in 2019. Whirlpool – Credit Suisse upgraded the stock of the home appliances manuf
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Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: MSFT, FB, DAL, BA, MGM, WHR & more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:

Microsoft – The tech giant has held talks recently with GitHub to discuss acquiring the software developer platform. GitHub was last valued at $2 billion in its last funding round 2015, but the price tag for an acquisition could be $5 billion or more, based on a price that was floated last year.

Facebook – Facebook struck at least 60 data-sharing partnerships with smartphone and tablet makers such as Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Samsung over the last decade, according to a report by The New York Times.

Delta Air Lines – The airline said on Saturday it is investigating the death of a dog that died after it traveled in one of its plane’s cargo holds during a cross-country flight. The dog was traveling from Phoenix to Newark via Detroit, where he was found dead.

Bayer – The German drugmaker will retire Monsanto’s name as it finishes the $63 billion takeover of the U.S. seeds maker on Thursday, the company announced. Bayer has received all required approvals from regulatory authorities, it said in a statement on Monday.

Boeing – Randy Tinseth, Boeing’s vice president of marketing, told CNBC Monday that the past eight and a half years of growth in the aviation industry have been “very strong.” Tinseth said he thinks the “market’s in a pretty good place” as passenger air travel numbers continue to be higher than expected.

MGM Resorts – A union for casino-hotel workers says it has reached a tentative agreement with MGM Resorts, covering nearly half of the 50,000 employees threatening to strike in Las Vegas.

Cathay Pacific – CEO Rupert Hogg told CNBC on Monday is on track to return its first annual profit in three years in 2019. Hogg explained that Cathay Pacific has not been impacted in a big way by the higher oil prices because of the many newer aircraft it has in its fleet.

Whirlpool – Credit Suisse upgraded the stock of the home appliances manufactured, to “outperform” from “neutral.”

Nektar Therapeutics – Mixed results from studies combining Nektar’s experimental drug NKTR-214 with Bristol-Myers Squibb’s cancer immunotherapy led J.P. Morgan to lower its price target on Nektar’s stock, to $78 per share to $90 per share.


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Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:Microsoft – The tech giant has held talks recently with GitHub to discuss acquiring the software developer platform. Tinseth said he thinks the “market’s in a pretty good place” as passenger air travel numbers continue to be higher than expected. Cathay Pacific – CEO Rupert Hogg told CNBC on Monday is on track to return its first annual profit in three years in 2019. Whirlpool – Credit Suisse upgraded the stock of the home appliances manuf


Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:Microsoft – The tech giant has held talks recently with GitHub to discuss acquiring the software developer platform. Tinseth said he thinks the “market’s in a pretty good place” as passenger air travel numbers continue to be higher than expected. Cathay Pacific – CEO Rupert Hogg told CNBC on Monday is on track to return its first annual profit in three years in 2019. Whirlpool – Credit Suisse upgraded the stock of the home appliances manuf
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Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: MSFT, FB, DAL, BA, MGM, WHR & more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:

Microsoft – The tech giant has held talks recently with GitHub to discuss acquiring the software developer platform. GitHub was last valued at $2 billion in its last funding round 2015, but the price tag for an acquisition could be $5 billion or more, based on a price that was floated last year.

Facebook – Facebook struck at least 60 data-sharing partnerships with smartphone and tablet makers such as Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Samsung over the last decade, according to a report by The New York Times.

Delta Air Lines – The airline said on Saturday it is investigating the death of a dog that died after it traveled in one of its plane’s cargo holds during a cross-country flight. The dog was traveling from Phoenix to Newark via Detroit, where he was found dead.

Bayer – The German drugmaker will retire Monsanto’s name as it finishes the $63 billion takeover of the U.S. seeds maker on Thursday, the company announced. Bayer has received all required approvals from regulatory authorities, it said in a statement on Monday.

Boeing – Randy Tinseth, Boeing’s vice president of marketing, told CNBC Monday that the past eight and a half years of growth in the aviation industry have been “very strong.” Tinseth said he thinks the “market’s in a pretty good place” as passenger air travel numbers continue to be higher than expected.

MGM Resorts – A union for casino-hotel workers says it has reached a tentative agreement with MGM Resorts, covering nearly half of the 50,000 employees threatening to strike in Las Vegas.

Cathay Pacific – CEO Rupert Hogg told CNBC on Monday is on track to return its first annual profit in three years in 2019. Hogg explained that Cathay Pacific has not been impacted in a big way by the higher oil prices because of the many newer aircraft it has in its fleet.

Whirlpool – Credit Suisse upgraded the stock of the home appliances manufactured, to “outperform” from “neutral.”

Nektar Therapeutics – Mixed results from studies combining Nektar’s experimental drug NKTR-214 with Bristol-Myers Squibb’s cancer immunotherapy led J.P. Morgan to lower its price target on Nektar’s stock, to $78 per share to $90 per share.


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Cathay Pacific, which lost money in the last two years, aims to turn profitable in 2019

Rising fuel costs and the threat of a trade war will not affect Cathay Pacific’s plan to turn in a profit in 2019, Chief Executive Rupert Hogg said on Monday as the airline seeks to recover from two straight years of losses. The flag carrier of Hong Kong is currently in the midst of a three-year turnaround plan to keep costs low and improve revenue. The recent rise in oil prices and growing trade protectionism globally, which are typically bad news for the airline industry, have not threatened t


Rising fuel costs and the threat of a trade war will not affect Cathay Pacific’s plan to turn in a profit in 2019, Chief Executive Rupert Hogg said on Monday as the airline seeks to recover from two straight years of losses. The flag carrier of Hong Kong is currently in the midst of a three-year turnaround plan to keep costs low and improve revenue. The recent rise in oil prices and growing trade protectionism globally, which are typically bad news for the airline industry, have not threatened t
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Cathay Pacific, which lost money in the last two years, aims to turn profitable in 2019

Rising fuel costs and the threat of a trade war will not affect Cathay Pacific’s plan to turn in a profit in 2019, Chief Executive Rupert Hogg said on Monday as the airline seeks to recover from two straight years of losses.

The flag carrier of Hong Kong is currently in the midst of a three-year turnaround plan to keep costs low and improve revenue. That should help the airline to compete better and return to profitability next year, Hogg said.

“I’m not going to make any forecast about our future but that’s our target and at the moment, we are on track to do that,” he told CNBC’s Matthew Taylor at the IATA Annual General Meeting in Sydney.

The recent rise in oil prices and growing trade protectionism globally, which are typically bad news for the airline industry, have not threatened the company’s strategy, the CEO said.

He explained that the airline has not been impacted in a big way by the higher oil prices because of its many young aircrafts. At an average age of 5.5 years old, Cathay’s planes don’t consume as much fuel as their older counterparts, he added.

“What that means in sum is that, although the price of fuel is rising, our consumption is not growing as fast as the units of production we are putting into the air,” he said.


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Student activist David Hogg calls for boycott of Vanguard and BlackRock over gunmaker ownership

In a post on Twitter on Tuesday, David Hogg remarked on the firms’ ownership of gun maker stocks, adding “if you use them, feel free to let them know.” Hogg led a successful advertiser boycott of Fox television’s Laura Ingraham’s show last month after Ingraham publicly mocked his college acceptances. BlackRock and Vanguard, giant managers of exchange traded funds and other passive-style investments, are the biggest owners of publicly traded firearms makers like Sturm Ruger and American Outdoor B


In a post on Twitter on Tuesday, David Hogg remarked on the firms’ ownership of gun maker stocks, adding “if you use them, feel free to let them know.” Hogg led a successful advertiser boycott of Fox television’s Laura Ingraham’s show last month after Ingraham publicly mocked his college acceptances. BlackRock and Vanguard, giant managers of exchange traded funds and other passive-style investments, are the biggest owners of publicly traded firearms makers like Sturm Ruger and American Outdoor B
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Student activist David Hogg calls for boycott of Vanguard and BlackRock over gunmaker ownership

One of Parkland, Fla.’s most prominent student activists on stopping gun violence has called for a boycott of Vanguard and BlackRock, two of the world’s biggest investors in gunmakers.

In a post on Twitter on Tuesday, David Hogg remarked on the firms’ ownership of gun maker stocks, adding “if you use them, feel free to let them know.” Then he added two tags: BoycottVanguard BoycottBlackrock.

Hogg led a successful advertiser boycott of Fox television’s Laura Ingraham’s show last month after Ingraham publicly mocked his college acceptances. Hogg survived the shooting at a Florida high school in February that left 17 people dead. Since then, he and fellow classmates have led a nationwide protest movement over gun violence.

BlackRock and Vanguard, giant managers of exchange traded funds and other passive-style investments, are the biggest owners of publicly traded firearms makers like Sturm Ruger and American Outdoor Brands. That’s because these funds track stock indexes that include the stocks of the gun makers.

BlackRock recently said it had created new funds that would exclude those stocks for investors that wanted to avoid owning them. The fund manager has also said it is in active conversations with gun makers about their businesses.


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Fox News host Laura Ingraham goes on vacation as more advertisers dump her over Parkland tweet

Laura Ingraham goes on vacation as more advertisers dump her over Parkland tweet 3 Hours Ago | 01:22Right-wing commentator Laura Ingraham has taken a week off as host of her Fox News television show after more than a dozen companies said they will pull advertisements from her program. The student she mocked, 17-year-old David Hogg, has become a prominent figure in the debate over gun policy that has recaptured the national spotlight after the massacre. “David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Wh


Laura Ingraham goes on vacation as more advertisers dump her over Parkland tweet 3 Hours Ago | 01:22Right-wing commentator Laura Ingraham has taken a week off as host of her Fox News television show after more than a dozen companies said they will pull advertisements from her program. The student she mocked, 17-year-old David Hogg, has become a prominent figure in the debate over gun policy that has recaptured the national spotlight after the massacre. “David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Wh
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Fox News host Laura Ingraham goes on vacation as more advertisers dump her over Parkland tweet

Laura Ingraham goes on vacation as more advertisers dump her over Parkland tweet 3 Hours Ago | 01:22

Right-wing commentator Laura Ingraham has taken a week off as host of her Fox News television show after more than a dozen companies said they will pull advertisements from her program.

Among the latest corporations to cut ties with Ingraham were Liberty Mutual, which confirmed to CNBC that it doesn’t plans to run anymore ads on her show, and Bayer, which made its announcement on social media.

The advertising exodus began Thursday, shortly after Ingraham sent a tweet mocking a survivor of February’s mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school that left 17 students and adults dead.

The student she mocked, 17-year-old David Hogg, has become a prominent figure in the debate over gun policy that has recaptured the national spotlight after the massacre.

“David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it,” Ingraham said in the tweet.

Hogg responded to the slight by calling on his burgeoning Twitter following to contact her top advertisers.

Pet food company Nutrish was the first to announce it would remove ads from Ingraham’s evening news and opinion show, “The Ingraham Angle.” Well over a dozen companies, including TripAdvisor, Hulu and Nestle, have followed suit since the social media controversy erupted.

Liberty Mutual told CNBC that CEO David Long addressed Ingraham’s comments with employees on Friday, saying, “These comments are inconsistent with our values as a company, especially when it comes to treating others with dignity and respect.”

Ingraham sent an apology to Hogg on Thursday in two tweets, after a handful of companies had already announced that they would remove their ads from her show.

Hogg did not accept the apology, saying that he would only accept it “if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I in this fight.”

On Friday, Ingraham announced on her show that she will take a weeklong vacation for Easter.

“I’ll be off next week for Easter break with my kids,” Ingraham said. A Fox News spokesperson told multiple outlets that the break was already planned.

— CNBC’s Ryan Ruggiero contributed to this report.

WATCH: Parkland survivor David Hogg tells followers to boycott Laura Ingraham’s sponsors


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Companies dropping Laura Ingraham after she attacked Parkland activist

Ingraham, in two tweets, apologized Thursday afternoon for “any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland.” Earlier on Thursday, pet food company Nutrish said in a tweet that it is “in the process of removing our ads from Laura Ingraham’s program.” Later on Thursday, online home goods company Wayfair told CNBC that it plans to stop advertising on Ingraham’s program over the tweet. Ingraham is the host of “The Ingraham Angle,” an evening news and opinion show on Fo


Ingraham, in two tweets, apologized Thursday afternoon for “any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland.” Earlier on Thursday, pet food company Nutrish said in a tweet that it is “in the process of removing our ads from Laura Ingraham’s program.” Later on Thursday, online home goods company Wayfair told CNBC that it plans to stop advertising on Ingraham’s program over the tweet. Ingraham is the host of “The Ingraham Angle,” an evening news and opinion show on Fo
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Companies dropping Laura Ingraham after she attacked Parkland activist

Ingraham, in two tweets, apologized Thursday afternoon for “any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland.”

“As always, he’s welcome to return to the show anytime for a productive discussion,” she added.

Earlier on Thursday, pet food company Nutrish said in a tweet that it is “in the process of removing our ads from Laura Ingraham’s program.”

And online travel site Expedia told CNBC it “no longer advertises on this show,” adding “we have pulled the advertising.”

Later on Thursday, online home goods company Wayfair told CNBC that it plans to stop advertising on Ingraham’s program over the tweet.

“As a company, we support open dialogue and debate on issues. However, the decision of an adult to personally criticize a high school student who has lost his classmates in an unspeakable tragedy is not consistent with our values,” Wayfair’s head of public relations, Jane Carpenter, told CNBC.

“We do not plan to continue advertising on this particular program,” Carpenter said.

Ingraham is the host of “The Ingraham Angle,” an evening news and opinion show on Fox News.

The companies were responding to a controversy over a tweet sent by Ingraham on Wednesday appearing to mock David Hogg, a survivor of the February massacre that left 17 students and adults dead.

“David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it,” Ingraham said in the tweet.

She added that Hogg was “Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.”

In the wake of the massacre, the 17-year-old student has become a prominent voice in a resurgent debate on mass shootings and gun control measures.

Hogg, responding to her criticism in a tweet of his own, called on his more than 600,000 followers to contact Ingraham’s top advertisers.

The other companies listed in Hogg’s tweet did not immediately respond to CNBC’s requests for comment.

Shortly following Ingraham’s apology, Hogg tweeted that he would only accept it “if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I in this fight.”

–CNBC’s Ryan Ruggiero contributed to this report.


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Florida school massacre survivor David Hogg seeks boycott of sponsors of Fox’s Laura Ingraham

Florida high school massacre survivor David Hogg, who along with some of his fellow teens have turned into fierce gun-control advocates, is asking his nearly 600,000 Twitter followers to boycott advertisers of Fox News host Laura Ingraham. Ingraham tweeted: “David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. Hogg fired back with his own tweet calling on his followers to boycott Ingraham’s advertisers. Hogg’s 14-year-old sister Lauren, who also survived the mass shootin


Florida high school massacre survivor David Hogg, who along with some of his fellow teens have turned into fierce gun-control advocates, is asking his nearly 600,000 Twitter followers to boycott advertisers of Fox News host Laura Ingraham. Ingraham tweeted: “David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. Hogg fired back with his own tweet calling on his followers to boycott Ingraham’s advertisers. Hogg’s 14-year-old sister Lauren, who also survived the mass shootin
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Florida school massacre survivor David Hogg seeks boycott of sponsors of Fox's Laura Ingraham

Florida high school massacre survivor David Hogg, who along with some of his fellow teens have turned into fierce gun-control advocates, is asking his nearly 600,000 Twitter followers to boycott advertisers of Fox News host Laura Ingraham.

The conservative commentator mocked Hogg on Twitter on Wednesday after the 17-year-old revealed in an interview on TMZ that his applications were recently rejected by four University of California campuses. Ingraham tweeted: “David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.)”

Hogg fired back with his own tweet calling on his followers to boycott Ingraham’s advertisers. “Pick a number 1-12 contact the company next to that #,” he tweeted.

TMZ producer Harvey Levin, who interviewed Hogg, was among many who responded to Ingraham’s remarks. He tweeted: “@IngrahamAngle David was not whining. I called him about the story. He was not feeling sorry for himself in the slightest. It was my idea that colleges should consider applicants who are so committed. Did you watch the video???”

Hogg’s 14-year-old sister Lauren, who also survived the mass shooting, came to her brother’s defense as well, telling Ingraham to “please grow up.”

Hogg and Ingraham didn’t immediately respond to CNBC to comment.


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