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Cathay Pacific is the home airline of Hong Kong. Together with its subsidiaries, HK Express and AHK Air Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific had 234 aircraft at the end of 2021, of which 74 were held at parking locations outside of Hong Kong. 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.

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.

 

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 Customer Travel Lavinia Lau
Director Customer Lifestyle Paul Smitton

Director Cargo

Tom Owen

Director Service Delivery

Alex McGowan

Director Flight Operations

Chris Kempis
Director Engineering Neil Glenn
Director People Patricia Hwang
Director Digital and IT Lawrence Fong
Group General Counsel and Company Secretary Joanna Lai

Fleet

The Group had 234 aircraft as at 31 December 2021.

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

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.

oneworld

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.)

25.01%

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

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