Cathay Pacific issues letter to staff reminding them not to participate in any illegal protests nor share radical opinion on social media or open media

13th August 2019 – (Hong Kong) The CEO, Rupert Hogg of Cathay Pacific issued a letter to their staff earlier today to inform them of the illegal protest at the Hong Kong International Airport today. He highlighted the serious disruptions caused to the operations and business of their airline yesterday.

Meanwhile, the COO, Mary Chan also issued a management update on 12th August yesterday to remind employees not to participate in any illegal protests and gathering nor shared any confidential corporate information. Employees were also told not to express radical opinions in the social and open media. They were also advised not to breach privacy of colleagues which constitutes bullying or harassment. The reminders were issued in compliance with the notice from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to sustain the operation of Cathay Pacific Group in and out of mainland China and through the mainland China Airspace.

The reminder was sent after the Civil Aviation Administration of China reprimanded Cathay Pacific and issued aviation safety risk warning to the airline.