Updated at 7.38pm: Six people, including three Cathay Pacific Airways employees, were charged on Tuesday in connection with an alleged $170,000 ticket scam. The Cathay Pacific employees involved, 25-year-old Lau Wai-ho of the IMT Sect Systems Delivery Branch, 42-year-old Training and Planning Co-ordinator Ng Wing-ling, and 37-year-old programmer Pang Chi-wah, allegedly issued concessionary tickets to people not entitled to receive them. Lau obtained discounted tickets for Liew Sau-foong (33), Chan Shun-shing (32), and Li Kwok-wah (48), by claiming they were his adopted siblings. The defendants face a total of three conspiracy charges for the alleged offences involving $170,280 between April 1998 and May 1999. ''The ICAC commenced investigation after receiving a corruption complaint alleging that a Cathay Pacific employees might have accepted advantages for abusing the concessionary system,'' an Independent Commission Against Corruption spokesman said. The ICAC said that the defendants appeared in Eastern Court on Tuesday. No pleas were taken and the case has been adjourned to November 21. Liew was granted bail of $20,000 and ordered not to leave Hong Kong, while the remaining defendants were each granted bail of $10,000. Under Cathay Pacific's Concessional Travel Policy unmarried employees are entitled to nominate two family members and a friend to receive discounted fares.