Planes sit grounded on the tarmac at Hong Kong International Airport on March 20. Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon are the latest to experience steep job losses as the ongoing pandemic leaves carriers around the world facing severe financial difficulties. Photo: Winson Wong Planes sit grounded on the tarmac at Hong Kong International Airport on March 20. Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon are the latest to experience steep job losses as the ongoing pandemic leaves carriers around the world facing severe financial difficulties. Photo: Winson Wong
Planes sit grounded on the tarmac at Hong Kong International Airport on March 20. Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon are the latest to experience steep job losses as the ongoing pandemic leaves carriers around the world facing severe financial difficulties. Photo: Winson Wong
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Airline industry carnage leaves Hong Kong families struggling but billionaires are sitting pretty

  • Billionaires’ wealth has increased during the pandemic while the aviation industry, which employs tens of millions, is mired in existential crisis
  • The thousands employed at Hong Kong International Airport and in tourism appear set for even more hardship, unlike the city’s mega rich

Planes sit grounded on the tarmac at Hong Kong International Airport on March 20. Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon are the latest to experience steep job losses as the ongoing pandemic leaves carriers around the world facing severe financial difficulties. Photo: Winson Wong Planes sit grounded on the tarmac at Hong Kong International Airport on March 20. Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon are the latest to experience steep job losses as the ongoing pandemic leaves carriers around the world facing severe financial difficulties. Photo: Winson Wong
Planes sit grounded on the tarmac at Hong Kong International Airport on March 20. Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon are the latest to experience steep job losses as the ongoing pandemic leaves carriers around the world facing severe financial difficulties. Photo: Winson Wong
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