Hong Kong aviation

Hong Kong aviation

Latest news, in-depth features and opinion on Hong Kong aviation, covering airlines such as Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, Hong Kong Airlines, HK Express and freighter Air Hong Kong and Hong Kong Inte

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Coronavirus: huge cuts by Hong Kong’s Cathay deepen global airline woes
Hong Kong’s carrier Cathay Pacific has joined US, European and other Asian airlines in making drastic job cuts as coronavirus-enforced travel restrictions continue to hammer the aviation industry. Cathay announced on Wednesday it is to shed 8,500 jobs, making 5,900 staff redundant, mostly in Hong Kong. As well as losing over a fifth of its headcount, it will shut one of its regional carriers, Cathay Dragon, with immediate effect as it battles to survive the pandemic. The airline had a $5 billion bailout in June, with the Hong Kong government contributing $3.52 billion to prevent its collapse. But the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents the global airline industry
Jobs go up in smoke for Air China vape pilots
Air China will fire the pilots of an aircraft that plummeted 25,000 feet in 10 minutes, after a vaping incident gone wrong. “After an investigation to verify the incident, the decision is to suspend the related crew from flying and terminate the contracts in accordance with the law. The crew members who are responsible for the incident have been seriously dealt with,” the airline said on Friday night. Its statement, issued on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo, also recommended that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) revoke the pilots’ licenses after completing their own investigations. Flight CA106 left Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday evening for the northeastern