A cargo aircraft operated by Cathay Pacific Airways takes off from Hong Kong International Airport on June 9. Cathay Pacific became the latest global carrier to seek a lifeline in the aftermath of Covid-19 travel restrictions, outlining a plan to raise HK$39 billion ($5 billion) from the Hong Kong government and shareholders after months of warnings about the frailty of its business. Photo: Bloomberg A cargo aircraft operated by Cathay Pacific Airways takes off from Hong Kong International Airport on June 9. Cathay Pacific became the latest global carrier to seek a lifeline in the aftermath of Covid-19 travel restrictions, outlining a plan to raise HK$39 billion ($5 billion) from the Hong Kong government and shareholders after months of warnings about the frailty of its business. Photo: Bloomberg
A cargo aircraft operated by Cathay Pacific Airways takes off from Hong Kong International Airport on June 9. Cathay Pacific became the latest global carrier to seek a lifeline in the aftermath of Covid-19 travel restrictions, outlining a plan to raise HK$39 billion ($5 billion) from the Hong Kong government and shareholders after months of warnings about the frailty of its business. Photo: Bloomberg
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

Silence over Cathay Pacific bailout shows lawmakers are complicit in their own demise

  • Lawmakers made thousands of Ocean Park employees sweat for months over a smaller bailout that was only voted through at the last minute
  • Urgent and important matters deemed too sensitive for the legislature raise questions over whether we need lawmakers at all

A cargo aircraft operated by Cathay Pacific Airways takes off from Hong Kong International Airport on June 9. Cathay Pacific became the latest global carrier to seek a lifeline in the aftermath of Covid-19 travel restrictions, outlining a plan to raise HK$39 billion ($5 billion) from the Hong Kong government and shareholders after months of warnings about the frailty of its business. Photo: Bloomberg A cargo aircraft operated by Cathay Pacific Airways takes off from Hong Kong International Airport on June 9. Cathay Pacific became the latest global carrier to seek a lifeline in the aftermath of Covid-19 travel restrictions, outlining a plan to raise HK$39 billion ($5 billion) from the Hong Kong government and shareholders after months of warnings about the frailty of its business. Photo: Bloomberg
A cargo aircraft operated by Cathay Pacific Airways takes off from Hong Kong International Airport on June 9. Cathay Pacific became the latest global carrier to seek a lifeline in the aftermath of Covid-19 travel restrictions, outlining a plan to raise HK$39 billion ($5 billion) from the Hong Kong government and shareholders after months of warnings about the frailty of its business. Photo: Bloomberg
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Alice Wu

Alice Wu

Alice Wu fell down the rabbit hole of politics aged 12, when she ran her first election campaign. She has been writing about local politics and current affairs for the Post since 2008. Alice's daily needs include her journals, books, a multi-coloured pen and several lattes.