Cathay aircraft at Hong Kong’s airport. The city’s aviation industry has been battered by strict Covid curbs. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
Cathay aircraft at Hong Kong’s airport. The city’s aviation industry has been battered by strict Covid curbs. Photo: Yik Yeung-man

Hong Kong competing with Middle East for pilots, will not regain aviation hub status before 2028, head of global airline body says

  • International Air Transport Association’s Willie Walsh stresses city’s aim to recapture former aviation glory depends on Cathay’s recovery
  • Pilot interest in Middle East centres on better employment perks, union leader says, even as city’s flag carrier remains upbeat on its recruitment

Cathay aircraft at Hong Kong’s airport. The city’s aviation industry has been battered by strict Covid curbs. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
Cathay aircraft at Hong Kong’s airport. The city’s aviation industry has been battered by strict Covid curbs. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
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