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Cathay Pacific Group Fact Sheet

The Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Group offers scheduled passenger and cargo services to over 200 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe and Africa, using a fleet of close to 200 aircraft. There are three airlines in the Cathay Pacific Group:

  • Cathay Pacific, an international network airline. 

  • Cathay Dragon, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific which focuses on providing services to destinations across Asia, including more than 20 cities in mainland China. 

  • AHK Air Hong Kong, an all-cargo carrier operating regional express freight services that Cathay Pacific is in the process of making into a wholly owned subsidiary. 

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 and Cathay Dragon is an affiliate member. 

Senior Management

Chairman John Slosar
Chief Executive Officer Augustus Tang
Chief Customer and Commercial Officer Ronald Lam
Chief Operations and Service Delivery Officer Greg Hughes
Chief Financial Officer Martin Murray
Director People Tom Owen
Director Service Delivery (and CEO Cathay Dragon) Algernon Yau
Director Flight Operations Anna Thompson
Director Customer Simon Large
Director Commercial and Cargo Ronald Lam
Director Engineering Neil Glenn

Fleet Summary

Aircraft inventory: 194   Firm orders: 79
Average age of aircraft: 7.7 years (CX)      
  13.6 years (KA)      
Cathay Pacific Passenger aircraft Boeing 777-200 5 Airbus A350-900 6
  Boeing 777-300 12 Airbus A350-1000 20
  Boeing 777-300ER 53 Boeing 777-9X 21
  Airbus A330-300 35    
  Airbus A350-900 22    
Cathay Dragon Passenger aircraft Airbus 320 15 Airbus A321neo 32
  Airbus 321 8    
  Airbus 330 24    
Cathay Pacific Freighters Boeing 747-400ERF 6    
  Boeing 747-8F 14    

Worldwide Network 

Destinations served: 206 in 52 countries or territories (^ own passenger service, * codeshare/joint operating service, # own freighter service and [R] railway codeshare)

Number of People

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon employ 19,900 people in Hong Kong, making the company one of Hong Kong's biggest employers.

The Group employs around 33,000 people worldwide.


Cathay Pacific is a founder member of the oneworld alliance. Member airlines include: Cathay Pacific, American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LATAM Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airlines, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and SriLankan Airlines. These airlines serve more than 1,000 airports in over 150 countries. Cathay Dragon became an affiliate oneworld member on 1 November 2007.  

Asia Miles

Cathay Pacific is a partner of Asia Miles, Asia's leading travel and lifestyle rewards programme. Asia Miles has over 700 partners, including 29 airline partners, and more than 9 million members. Members can earn and redeem Asia Miles to over 1,000 destinations worldwide.

Cathay Pacific Major Shareholders

Swire Pacific Limited 45%
Air China Limited 29.99%

Public shareholding (including 9.94% held by Qatar Airways Q.C.S.C.)


Cathay Pacific Major Subsidiaries and Associates

AHK Air Hong Kong Limited 60%
Asia Miles Limited 100%
Cathay Holidays Limited 100%
Cathay Pacific Catering Services (HK) Limited 100%
Cathay Pacific Services Limited 100%
Hong Kong Airport Services Limited 100%
Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited 100%
Vogue Laundry Service Limited 100%

Cathay Pacific Group Operating Summary 2017

Aircraft departures 175,000
Length of scheduled route network 653,000 km
Revenue passengers carried 34,820,000
Cargo and mail carried 2,056,000 tonnes
Turnover HK$97,284 million
Attributable loss HK$1,259 million