Cathay Pacific is an international airline registered and based in Hong Kong, offering scheduled passenger and cargo services to 180 destinations in 44 countries and territories.
The airline was founded in Hong Kong in 1946 and will celebrate its 70th anniversary on 24th September 2016. It has been deeply committed to its home base over the last seven decades, making substantial investments to develop Hong Kong as one of the world's leading international aviation centres.
The Cathay Pacific Group operated 200 aircraft at 30th June 2016. Cathay Pacific itself had 145 aircraft at that date. Its other investments include catering and ground-handling companies and its corporate headquarters and cargo terminal at Hong Kong International Airport. Cathay Pacific continues to invest heavily in its home city. At 30th June 2016 it had 69 new aircraft due for delivery up to 2024.
Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited ("Dragonair"), a regional airline registered and based in Hong Kong, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific operating 42 aircraft on scheduled services to 53 destinations in Mainland China and elsewhere in Asia. Cathay Pacific owns 20.13% of Air China Limited ("Air China"), the national flag carrier and a leading provider of passenger, cargo and other airline-related services in Mainland China. Cathay Pacific is the majority shareholder in AHK Air Hong Kong Limited ("Air Hong Kong"), an all-cargo carrier offering scheduled services in Asia.
Cathay Pacific and its subsidiaries employ more than 33,700 people worldwide, of whom around 26,000 are employed in Hong Kong. Cathay Pacific is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, as are its substantial shareholders Swire Pacific Limited ("Swire Pacific") and Air China.
Cathay Pacific is a founding member of the oneworld global alliance, whose combined network serves more than 1,000 destinations worldwide. Dragonair is an affiliate member of oneworld.
updated as per Interim Report 2016
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