pressuring airlines, this time demanding that Cathay Pacific bar any staff members who have joined the anti-extradition protests in Hong Kong from working on flights to and from mainland China.hina has returned to
The notice was publicized on Friday night by the Civil Aviation Administration of China which declared that certain Cathay crew members posed a “significant air safety risk.”
This comes after a Cathay Pacific pilot was one of those arrested and charged with rioting following a demonstration last week where police and protesters clashed outside of China’s liaison office in Hong Kong.
The aviation authority also ordered Cathay Pacific to provide information about crew members on flights to mainland, allowing the administration to block those from China’s airspace that did not meet its approval.
Cathay Pacific is Hong Kong’s flag carrier and one of the city’s most well-respected brands.
In response to the order, a Cathay spokesperson said that the airline was “treating it seriously and following up accordingly.” Earlier this week, the company declared its support for everyone’s right to express themselves in a peaceful manner while condemning any activities that might jeopardize Hong Kong’s stability or flight safety.