About 75 per cent of Cathay’s 33,300 employees have joined the unpaid leave scheme to help the airline conserve cash. Photo: Reuters
About 75 per cent of Cathay’s 33,300 employees have joined the unpaid leave scheme to help the airline conserve cash. Photo: Reuters

More than 25,000 Cathay Pacific employees to take unpaid leave as airline’s business challenges remain ‘acute’ amid coronavirus outbreak

  • About 75 per cent of the airline’s 33,300 employees join scheme, though many pilots and cabin crew refrain from taking part
  • Coronavirus has thrown airline into turmoil with capacity reduced by 40 per cent and scheduled flights cancelled by 60 per cent

About 75 per cent of Cathay’s 33,300 employees have joined the unpaid leave scheme to help the airline conserve cash. Photo: Reuters
About 75 per cent of Cathay’s 33,300 employees have joined the unpaid leave scheme to help the airline conserve cash. Photo: Reuters
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