Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.


Cathay cancels

The late ticker
Cathay Pacific Airways said it cancelled 15 flights yesterday

as 11 aircraft in its 62-strong fleet remain grounded due to

engine problems.

The carrier has been cancelling flights for a week after it grounded its Airbus A330-300 fleet due to problems with the Rolls-Royce engine gearboxes, which had led to in-flight engine shutdowns.

The airline said it would take three weeks to get its entire fleet airborne. This would push up the estimated lost income from the cancellations to HK$123m (pounds 10m). The airline may seek compensation from Rolls-Royce.