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Cathay Pacific Group Fact Sheet

The Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Group’s network of passenger and cargo services covers over 200 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe and Africa, with around 240 aircraft in the Group’s fleet as of 30 June 2020. There are four 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 the Chinese mainland.
  • 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 and Cathay Dragon is an affiliate member.


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 Martin Murray
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
CEO Cathay Dragon Algernon Yau
Group General Counsel and Company Secretary Paul Chow


Fleet Summary

Aircraft inventory: 235   Firm orders: 70
Average age of aircraft: 8.9 years (CX)      
  15.8 years (KA)      

Cathay Pacific Passenger aircraft

Boeing 777-300 17

Airbus A350-900

  Boeing 777-300ER 51 Airbus A350-1000 6
  Airbus A330-300 28 Boeing 777-9X 21

Airbus A350-900


  Airbus A350-1000 12    
Cathay Dragon Passenger aircraft Airbus A320 14 Airbus A321neo 16
  Airbus A321 8    
  Airbus A330 26    

HK Express aircraft

Airbus A320


Airbus A320neo 5

Airbus A321


Airbus A321neo 16

Airbus A320neo


Cathay Pacific Freighters Boeing 747-400ERF 6    

Boeing 747-8F


Air Hongkong Freighters Airbus A300F 9    
  Airbus A330F 2    


Number of People

As of 30 June 2020, the Group employs more than 33,000 people worldwide. Around 27,600 of these people are based in Hong Kong. Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon employ around 21,000 people in Hong Kong. There are also around 1,100 employees at HK Express, the Group’s stand-alone low-cost carrier.


Cathay Pacific is a founder member of the oneworld alliance. Member airlines include: Cathay Pacific, American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and SriLankan Airlines. These airlines serve more than 1,000 airports in over 170 territories. 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 800 partners, including 26 airline partners, and more than 12 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 9.99% held by Qatar Airways Q.C.S.C.)


Cathay Pacific Major Subsidiaries and Associates

AHK Air Hong Kong Limited 100%
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%
Hong Kong Express Airways Limited 100%
Vogue Laundry Service Limited 100%

Cathay Pacific Group Operating Summary


2019 Full Year

2020 Half Year

Revenue passengers carried



Cargo and mail carried

2,022,000 tonnes

667,000 tonnes


HK$106,973 million

HK$27,669 million

Attributable profit

HK$1,691 million

(HK$9,865 million)

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