Betsy’s last ride.
A very sentimental journey.

The December 1983 issue of  Swire News features the story of Cathy Pacific’s re-purchase of ‘Betsy’, the airline’s first aircraft, from Air Queensland in Cairns, Australia. Air Queensland staff member Paul Phelan accompanied Betsy on her last flight, and recounts some impressions and highlights of the historic journey along the route she first flew for Cathay Pacific over 37 years ago.