The Cathay Pacific Group was the world’s eighth-largest carrier of international passengers, and the third-largest carrier of international air cargo prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to IATA’s 2019 World Air Transport Statistics.
Cathay Pacific was founded in Hong Kong in 1946. The Group has been deeply committed to its home base over the past 75 years and remains so, making substantial investments to develop Hong Kong as one of the world’s leading international aviation centres. There are 53 new passenger aircraft (as at the end of 2021) scheduled to join the fleet in the coming years.
Cathay Pacific itself had 193 passenger and cargo aircraft at the end of 2021. The Group’s other investments include its catering, laundry, ground-handling and cargo terminal companies, and its corporate headquarters at Hong Kong International Airport.
Shares of Cathay Pacific are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
HK Express, a low-cost airline based in Hong Kong offering scheduled services within Asia, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific and had 27 aircraft at the end of 2021.
Air Hong Kong, an express all-cargo carrier offering scheduled and charter services in Asia, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific operating 14 aircraft at the end of 2021.
|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 Customer Travel||Lavinia Lau|
|Director Customer Lifestyle||Paul Smitton|
Director Service Delivery
Director Flight Operations
|Director Engineering||Neil Glenn|
|Director People||Patricia Hwang|
|Director Digital and IT||Lawrence Fong|
|Group General Counsel and Company Secretary||Joanna Lai|
The Group had 234 aircraft as at 31 December 2021.
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.
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Number of People
At the end of 2021, Cathay Pacific and its subsidiaries employed more than 21,600 people worldwide, of whom around 17,700 are employed in Hong Kong.
Cathay Pacific is a founding member of the oneworld global alliance, whose combined network serves more than 1,000 destinations worldwide. 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.
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%|
Group Financial Statistics
|2020 Full Year||2021 Full Year|
|Revenue||HK$46,934 million||HK$45,587 million|
|Attributable profit/(loss)||(HK$21,648 million)||(HK$5,527 million)|
Cathay Pacific Group Operating Statistics
|2020 Full Year*||2021 Full Year|
|Revenue passengers carried||4,631,000||717,000|
|Cargo and mail carried||1,332,000 tonnes||1,333,000 tonnes|
*Included Cathay Dragon
For details, please refer to the Cathay Pacific Airways Limited Annual Report 2021