The deadly pandemic have led to endless dying companies, this time it is happening to the largest Hong Kong based airline.
As part of the brand reform and company rescue, Cathay Dragon will no longer exist. Cathay Pacific will be taking over all Cathay Dragon routes. This one gives a good and bad news. Bad news is one big airline will no longer be a thing. The good side is we might see narrow body jets in the green Cathay livery.
Hong Kong Express
This low-cost airline that Cathay just bought is said to remain safe for foreseeable future.
Tomorrow morning HKT, Cathay will be dismissing over 6000 staff members around the world. Over 5000 of which are Hong Kong based, 4000 of them are cabin crews. The remaining crews will get pay check cuts or payless holidays.
The group also states that they might consider further dismissals due to the unstable situation of the pandemic.
What are your thoughts? Feel free to discuss or send your condolences to Cathay Dragon down below.
As a Hong Kong citizen, it is definitely a sad thing to see CX had to lay off a lot of employees in order to survive. CX was truly Hong Kong’s signature carrier. Btw OP if you have any sources supporting the statements you are suggested to do so, so people can refer to it directly :)
I believe it would save the entire corporation if HKG reopen transfers from international to mainland China. I think many people are tired of the high fares local airlines are setting since they dominate most of the international routes now in the pandemic.
I mean how are you aware of the abolishing of KA before the press con, I mean the news about laying off employees is everywhere, but I have no clue on that part of abolishing, so I want to know where did you get that.
Flown on Cathay Dragon/Dragonair (whatever you want to call it, really) many many times in my time living in China. I’ve never had a bad flight with them and I am certain that if I got on a Cathay Dragon flight now, they are wonderful to fly on. That said it is a real shame that another airline goes under, but thankfully its more of a merger than complete shut down which would see Cathay Pacific carry the brand around the regional market.
Would be interested in spotting Cathay Pacific A320 and A321 in the future though.