A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER lands at Hong Kong airport after it reopened following clashes between police and protesters on August 14, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Airlines call on Hong Kong government to waive airport fees to ease losses caused by anti-government protest crisis

  • Board of Airline Representatives, representing more than 70 carriers, requests city suspends costly landing and parking fees, among other operating costs
  • Government has helped the aviation industry twice before – in 2009 and from 2000 to 2004 – but not on the scale now requested
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER lands at Hong Kong airport after it reopened following clashes between police and protesters on August 14, 2019. Photo: Reuters
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As part of its cuts, Cathay Pacific has implemented a spending and hiring freeze. Photo: Felix Wong

Cathay Pacific swings axe in response to sharp drop in passenger numbers, with flights to Dublin, New York and Paris all hit, and a freeze on spending

  • Hong Kong carrier suspends long-haul services ahead of difficult winter
  • Analyst expects short-haul flights to mainland China to be next as airline also implements hiring freeze
Topic |   Cathay Pacific

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As part of its cuts, Cathay Pacific has implemented a spending and hiring freeze. Photo: Felix Wong
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