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Cathay Pacific is accepting applications for Canada's fourth "I Can Fly" program

04 Mar 2011

(Vancouver, B.C.) - Cathay Pacific has opened applications for its fourth Canada “I Can Fly” program, inviting young Canadians with a passion for aviation to participate in the popular program. Grade 11 high school students from the Greater Vancouver area may submit an application online at www.cathaypacific.ca/icanfly on or before 12 March 2011.

The fourth “I Can Fly” Canada program will run from April through June and offer high school students a rare behind-the-scenes look at the airline industry. Staffed by Cathay Pacific staff volunteers, the 8-week academy covers a range of aviation topics and explores various careers in the industry from engineering to in-flight catering to passenger sales. The program runs weekly and operates after school hours out of Vancouver International Airport or within the vicinity of downtown Vancouver.

“The previous “I Can Fly” programs were truly a successful and meaningful experience for both the students and our staff volunteer instructors,” said Lavinia Lau, Vice President Canada, Cathay Pacific. “We’re pleased to offer another group of young Canadians the opportunity to learn about the aviation industry and assist them in making future career choices.”

The “I Can Fly” program was launched in 2003 in Hong Kong and due to its success was brought to Canada for the first time in October 2009.

For further details or to apply for the fourth Canada “I Can Fly” program please visit www.cathaypacific.ca/icanfly.

About Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific offers 14 flights weekly non-stop from Vancouver to Hong Kong, daily non-stop service from Vancouver to New York and 12 flights weekly non-stop from Toronto to Hong Kong, increasing to 14 weekly on May 1, 2011, plus a 3-time weekly freighter service between Vancouver and Hong Kong and Toronto and Hong Kong. The airline is a member of the oneworld™ alliance and a partner in Asia Miles, a leading Travel Reward program. For more information, visit: www.cathaypacific.com/ca.