Cathay Pacific Airways was founded in 1946. It offers passenger and cargo services. Based in Hong Kong, the airline is a parent company of Cathay Dragon.

Hong Kong and Macao are ramping up global travel restrictions
Travelers arriving in Hong Kong from any foreign country from Thursday will be put under 14-day home quarantine or medical surveillance, the city’s leader has said, as she extended a red travel alert to cover all overseas nations.  The new restrictions will not apply to arrivals from Macau or Taiwan. People arriving from mainland China were already required to isolate at home for the past month. Meanwhile, the Macau government announced it would block entry of all non-residents except those from the mainland, Hong Kong and Macau from Wednesday. A mandatory 14-day home quarantine measure for city residents remains effective. Hong Kong and Macau are Special Administrative Regions (SAR) of Chin
Hong Kong could suffer from corporatist ‘white terror’
In 1558, at the very beginning of her reign, Queen Elizabeth I of England famously declared that she had “no desire to make windows into men’s souls.” What the 25-year-old monarch meant was that under her rule, people’s religious convictions would be a matter for their own conscience, and would be no business of the state, nor indeed of any corporate body. Instead of launching an inquisition to root out those whose religious practices differed from her own, as her predecessor and half-sister Mary I had done, Elizabeth set up an established church which had compromise rituals all could live with. And instead of burning dissidents alive, she simply fined them a shilling (roughly $13 in today’s
Hong Kong subway reverses ban on ad showing a gay couple holding hands
Hong Kong’s subway operator has pulled a marketing U-turn, reversing its ban on a Cathay Pacific advertisement featuring a same-sex couple and allowing it to be displayed at metro stations across the city. In a response to the South China Morning Post, the MTR Corporation’s advertising handler – the French company JCDecaux – said the advert can now be displayed at subway stations. The reversal came in the face of heated criticism of the ban, and less than 24 hours after the Post revealed that both MTR and the city’s airport had banned the advert because of its same-sex content. “We have been in contact with the relevant advertising agency and have just confirmed to the advertising agency tha
Personal data of 9.4 million Cathay Pacific customers hacked
Cathay Pacific Airways has discovered unauthorized access to the personal data of 9.4 million passengers managed by the airline and its subsidiary Hong Kong Dragon Airlines. Although the data leak was discovered in March, the airline only disclosed the breach in a statement late on Wednesday night. The compromised data included passengers’ names, nationalities, dates of birth, telephone numbers, emails, physical addresses, passport numbers, identity card numbers, frequent flier program membership numbers, customer service remarks and travel history. In addition, about 860,000 passport numbers and 245,000 Hong Kong identity card numbers were accessed without authorization. The airlines said 4
Cathay Pacific turns an F-up into a win
Hong Kong’s flag-carrier airline has managed to turn a costly mistake into a PR triumph – a sorely needed win for the company.  On Wednesday morning, photos emerged on the Hong Kong Aviation Discussion Board Facebook forum of a Cathay plane with a shiny new paint job – with just one little thing missing.   Emblazoned in giant letters along the side of the plane were the words “Cathay Paciic.” Call it a bit of an F-up, if you like.  An engineer for Haeco, a sister company of the airline, told the South China Morning Post that they were baffled by how such a mistake could have happened.  “The spacing is too on-point for a mishap. We have stencils. Should be a blank gap in between letters if i