I Can Fly Program, Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific Airways Manila held its third I Can Fly Program on July 24-29, 2017. As in past years, PCCCI coordinated with and volunteered to help i.. more
The Start of a School Year in FPTI-ERDA Tech
Ms. Elena Ongkiko-Santos of PCCCI visited FPTI-ERDA Tech to hand over financial support for its old and new scholars... more
Letters from Our UPHSI Scholars
It is so heartwarming to receive letters from our scholars in Iloilo, whom we are unable to easily visit. At the start of a new school year, they wrot.. more
PCCCI caught up with its UPIS scholars to get their take on the new program and curriculum... more
Life After Cathay
LIFE AFTER CATHAY
The fleet of fine young women who joined Cathay Pacific in the 1980’s and who would eventually form the core of PCCCI came from a time when the aviation industry was still basking in the afterglow of the golden era, far removed from the trappings of mass commercialization of the airline industry today. These pioneering CX Pinays were looked upon as an elite corps of cabin crew at par with the world’s best. They epitomized the classic image of the charmed, chic and cosmopolitan lives of flight attendants.
But eventually all good things must come to end. Flight attendants grow old too, after all, and eventually retire. Others choose to leave the industry early due to various reasons. For those who have spent more than half their lives in Cathay Pacific and who consider it as their extended family, it will undoubtedly be difficult to let go.
But life after active duty at Cathay Pacific need not be an uncertain, anxious time. First off, flight attendants have practical skill sets, so there’s no cause for worry. They have undergone rigorous training to provide quality customer service and promote safety - valuable skills in a variety of different fields. They are skilled in managing difficult situations, while appearing unruffled and gracious. A career of service and professionalism, lived with the constant change that flying entails, would make the transition to different careers easier.
The PCCCI serves as a committed support system and close-knit community for both retired and active CX Pinays. PCCCI takes care of its flock and helps ensure that their lives are productive, meaningful, and fun. Most importantly, it shares a renewed sense of purpose and direction in life, especially vital at a time when the Pinay faces life after Cathay.