Hong Kong carrier, Cathay Pacific Airways, was founded in 1946 by American Roy C. Farrell and Australian Sydney H. de Kantzow, offering scheduled passenger and cargo services. Cathay also owns Dragonair and in 2010, Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried nearly 27 million passengers and over 1.8 million tonnes of cargo and mail. Cathay Pacific was a founder member of the Oneworld alliance.
Dragonair, Cathay unions mull joint strike
Unionised cabin crew from Dragonair and Cathay Pacific may take industrial action together if their demands for better salaries and working conditions are not met. Dragonair flight attendants are upset over the carrier's 'take-it-or-leave-it' attitude to negotiations over pay. But union chairman Winnie Poon said they would see how talks panned out between their Cathay Pacific peers and the airline's management at the end of this month.