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Christopher Pratt, chairman of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, attends a company announcement in Hong Kong Wednesday, March 9, 2011. The airline company is ordering 27 new Airbus and Boeing jets to expand services, especially in Asia, and says profits tripled. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Photo by: Kin Cheung
Christopher Pratt, chairman of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, attends a company announcement in Hong Kong Wednesday, March 9, 2011. The airline company is ordering 27 new Airbus and Boeing jets to expand services, especially in Asia, and says profits tripled. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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