Cathay Pacific moved over the weekend to comply with new orders from China’s aviation authority. Photo: Bloomberg

Cathay Pacific threatens staff with sack after Beijing draws line on Hong Kong protests

  • Chief executive Rupert Hogg says staff who ‘support or participate in illegal protests’ would face disciplinary action that ‘may include termination of employment’
  • Airline’s shares down 4.9 per cent on Monday to lowest level in 10 years, despite it complying with orders on Friday from China’s aviation authority
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Cathay Pacific moved over the weekend to comply with new orders from China’s aviation authority. Photo: Bloomberg
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A fifth of all Cathay’s flights are directed at the China market, comprising 24 passenger destinations on the mainland. Photo: Reuters

Aviation regulator’s measures could threaten Cathay Pacific’s access to the lucrative mainland Chinese market, and the airline is moving fast to limit the damage

  • One-fifth of all Cathay’s flights serve mainland and, combined with Hong Kong, China constitutes half of airline’s total revenue
  • With China set to overtake the United States as world’s biggest aviation market, Cathay has little incentive to reduce its activities there
Topic |   Cathay Pacific

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A fifth of all Cathay’s flights are directed at the China market, comprising 24 passenger destinations on the mainland. Photo: Reuters
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