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Cathay Pacific Group Fact Sheet

Cathay Pacific is the home airline of Hong Kong. Together with its subsidiaries, HK Express and AHK Air Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific had 239 aircraft at the end of 2020. Immediately prior to the onset of Covid-19, our airlines directly connected Hong Kong to 119 destinations in 35 countries worldwide (255 and 54 respectively with codeshare agreements) including 26 destinations in the Chinese Mainland. There are three airlines in the Cathay Pacific Group:

  • Cathay Pacific, an international network airline.
  • HK Express, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific, which operates as a stand-alone low-cost carrier.
  • AHK Air Hong Kong, an all-cargo carrier wholly owned by Cathay Pacific operating regional express freight services.

Cathay Pacific is a member of the Swire Group and is a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. 

Cathay Pacific is a founder member of the oneworld global alliance.

Senior Management

Chairman Patrick Healy
Chief Executive Officer Augustus Tang
Chief Customer and Commercial Officer Ronald Lam
Chief Operations and Service Delivery Officer Greg Hughes
Chief Financial Officer Rebecca Sharpe
Director Cargo Tom Owen
Director People Patricia Hwang
Director Service Delivery Alex McGowan
Director Flight Operations Chris Kempis
Director Customer Simon Large
Director Commercial Lavinia Lau
Director Engineering Neil Glenn
Group General Counsel and Company Secretary Joanna Lai

Fleet *

The Group had 239 aircraft of which 92 were held at parking locations outside of Hong Kong.

Destination Summary

Immediately prior to the onset of COVID-19, our airlines directly connected Hong Kong to 119 destinations in 35 countries worldwide (255 and 54 respectively with codeshare agreements), including 26 destinations in the Chinese Mainland.

Please click here to see our latest list of destinations.

Number of People *

The Group employed more than 25,600 people worldwide. Around 20,800 of them are based in Hong Kong.


Cathay Pacific is a founder member of the oneworld alliance. Member airlines include: Cathay Pacific, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and SriLankan Airlines. These airlines serve more than 1,000 destinations in over 170 countries and territories.

Asia Miles

Asia Miles, Asia’s leading travel and lifestyle rewards programme, has more than 12 million members and over 800 programme partners worldwide. With their aim of delivering Life Rewarded, Asia Miles offers extensive opportunities for members to earn miles with everyday spending in a variety of travel and lifestyle categories. Members can then use their miles to redeem a range of Flight, Travel, Lifestyle, and Entertainment Awards, or to make charitable donations. Asia Miles Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited.

Marco Polo Club

Marco Polo Club is Cathay Pacific’s loyalty programme that rewards its members with exclusive privileges and enhanced travel and service benefits based on club points they earn when travelling with Cathay Pacific and all oneworld alliance airlines. Marco Polo Club members automatically become Asia Miles members and enjoy a range of additional privileges and benefits, both in the air and on the ground.

Cathay Pacific Major Shareholders

Swire Pacific Limited 45%
Air China Limited 29.99%

Public shareholding (including 9.99% held by Qatar Airways Q.C.S.C.)


Cathay Pacific Major Subsidiaries and Associates

Hong Kong Express Airways Limited 100%
AHK Air Hong Kong Limited 100%
Asia Miles Limited 100%
Cathay Pacific Catering Services (HK) Limited 100%
Cathay Pacific Services Limited 100%
Hong Kong Airport Services Limited 100%
Vogue Laundry Service Limited 100%

Cathay Pacific Group Operating Summary  

  2020 Full Year 2020 Half Year
Revenue passengers carried 4,631,000 4,389,000
Cargo and mail carried 1,332,000 tonnes 667,000 tonnes
Revenue HK$46,934 million HK$27,669 million
Attributable profit/(loss) (HK$21,648 million) (HK$9,865 million)


* At 31 December 2020

For details, please refer to the Cathay Pacific Annual Report 2020

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