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
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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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Cathay Pacific employees at the company's headquarters in Hong Kong. The city’s flag carrier has been caught up in the protest crisis. Photo: Bloomberg

Cathay Pacific employee unions play down mainland China’s protest-linked aviation sanctions

  • No Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon or HK Express flights were delayed or cancelled over weekend
  • Head of flight attendants union ‘reassured’ but remains concerned about staff with overnight stays on the mainland
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Cathay Pacific employees at the company's headquarters in Hong Kong. The city’s flag carrier has been caught up in the protest crisis. Photo: Bloomberg
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