Cathay Pacific supports Hong Kong Gov’t efforts

by James Wilkinson

Cathay Pacific says it strongly supports the ‘Together, We Fight the Virus’ efforts of the Hong Kong SAR Government and the safety and wellbeing of “our people and customers is of paramount importance”.

Cathay Pacific Chief Operations and Service Delivery Officer Greg Hughes said: “We are fully complying with the mandatory testing and other social distancing requirements of aircrew arriving in Hong Kong.

“Since April, more than 3,200 voluntary and mandatory tests have been taken by Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon pilots and cabin crew. None of these have come back positive, and none of our operating crew have been confirmed to have contracted COVID-19.

“This demonstrates that our aircrew are extremely diligent when it comes to adhering to social distancing rules and protecting themselves. Throughout the COVID-19 period our crew have acted with the highest levels of safety, compliance and professionalism,” he said.

Cathay Pacific says it will continue to ensure non-Hong Kong-based crew remain in designated hotels only and practise social distancing measures during their stay in Hong Kong. The same applies to Hong Kong-based crew during their stay in foreign countries.

The airline says all crew members will also follow all the requirements for medical surveillance: maintaining good personal hygiene, measuring their temperature regularly, watching for symptoms and wearing a mask when commuting for duty flights.