Pilots sit inside the cockpit of a China Eastern aircraft, one of the few mainland carriers to have not made unpaid leave mandatory for foreign pilots. Photo: DPA

Coronavirus: China Southern, Hainan Airlines among crisis-struck mainland carriers to put all foreign pilots on unpaid leave

  • Lured by generous compensation, many foreign pilots now considering their options amid unfolding coronavirus crisis
  • Mainland airlines have seen flights slashed across the board since start of coronavirus crisis
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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Pilots sit inside the cockpit of a China Eastern aircraft, one of the few mainland carriers to have not made unpaid leave mandatory for foreign pilots. Photo: DPA
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Danny Lee

Danny Lee

Danny joined the Post in 2013 as an intern before becoming a reporter on the City desk. He is an expert on aviation.