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Cathay Pacific July entertainment is both newest - and oldest

06 Jul 2002

Cathay Pacific Airways today announced its StudioCX inflight entertainment line-up for July with more new blockbuster movies - and a brand new music show host. But whilst new on board Cathay Pacific, Ray Cordeiro - known simply to most radio listeners in Hong Kong as "Uncle Ray" - is certainly no newcomer to the airwaves. In fact he is officially recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as The World's Most Durable Radio DJ having presented his Hong Kong radio show on RTHK since 1970, and was even honored with an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II. The new 2-hour long monthly special on Cathay Pacific - Music Nostalgia - will feature golden oldies from the 40s.

Commenting on his arrival onboard Uncle Ray said: "I've always loved flying on Cathay Pacific - but with all my favourite music now playing inflight it just got even better! Someone once told me that my show is 'as Hong Kong as Hotpot rice' - well, Cathay Pacific already serve that dish at 35,000 feet - so I guess you've got it all now..."

Every seat in every Class on Cathay Pacific features a Personal Television - and during July StudioCX offers its usual unbeatable array of blockbuster movies including:
  • Panic Room with Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart and Forest Whitaker
  • We Were Soldiers with Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe and Greg Kinnear
  • Ali with Will Smith, Jamie Fox and Jon Voight
  • 102 Dalmatians with Glenn Close, Gerard Depardieu and Eric Idle

    Cathay Pacific also offers a strong showing of Asian entertainment, including at least five Asian movies each month, from Hong Kong, Korea or Japan. This month includes:
  • I not Stupid with Jack Neo and Cheryl Chan - one of Singapore's top grossing films
  • Love Undercover with Miriam Yeung - a winner at Italy's Far East Film Festival
  • Beauty and the Breast with Michelle Reis and Francis Ng

    The new StudioCX brand offers passengers the widest choice of entertainment - more than doubling the previous choice to over 20 channels of video entertainment. On long-haul flights a high-tech AVOD (audio and video on demand) network is also being progressively installed for First and Business Class passengers. The extra channels are progressively being installed on all aircraft in First, Business and Economy Class. Well over half of Cathay Pacific's fleet now have the new systems.