Hong Kong Airlines’ financial woes means it was not able to pay all its staff in November. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong Airlines fighting to survive as licensing authority calls crisis talks over carrier’s financial woes

  • Air Transport Licensing Authority says carrier has been in deep financial trouble for ‘long period of time’ as it hints at taking action
  • Officials could revoke HKA’s licence or demand it restructure as condition of continuing to exist
Topic |   Hong Kong Airlines

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Hong Kong Airlines’ financial woes means it was not able to pay all its staff in November. Photo: Nora Tam
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Hong Kong Airlines has stopped flying a quarter of its 39 planes and made cutbacks on flying, affecting almost a dozen destinations, to tide itself over its financial crisis. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong Airlines fails to pay November salaries on time to almost half of its employees, cites protests and weak travel demand as reasons for poor business

  • The airline says its cabin crew and overseas staff will be paid on time, but all other staff will get their salaries on December 6
  • The decision affects 1,600 employees, nearly 45 per cent of its total staff strength
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Hong Kong Airlines has stopped flying a quarter of its 39 planes and made cutbacks on flying, affecting almost a dozen destinations, to tide itself over its financial crisis. Photo: Reuters
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