A Cathay Pacific aircraft taking off at the Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok. Photo: SCMP/Winson WongA Cathay Pacific aircraft taking off at the Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok. Photo: SCMP/Winson Wong
A Cathay Pacific aircraft taking off at the Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok. Photo: SCMP/Winson Wong

Hong Kong protests: how Cathay Pacific’s wings were clipped amid Beijing’s wrath over civil unrest

  • Staff’s involvement in anti-government protests saw the airline paying ‘a painful price’, with dozens of employees losing jobs or resigning
  • But that was not the end of the matter, and the whole saga laid bare just how much Cathay had come to rely on the mainland market
Topic |   Hong Kong protests
A Cathay Pacific aircraft taking off at the Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok. Photo: SCMP/Winson WongA Cathay Pacific aircraft taking off at the Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok. Photo: SCMP/Winson Wong
A Cathay Pacific aircraft taking off at the Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok. Photo: SCMP/Winson Wong
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