Cathay Pacific pilots vote to reject airline offer

3 February, 2019

Cathay Pacific pilots union, the Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association, said 78% of 2276 voting members rejected the airline's offer of improved pay, perks and conditions (South China Morning Post, 01-Feb-2019). Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg said: "Clearly we will keep working together to find ways that we can improve their lifestyle and get productivity and that's what we've been doing as an airline for the last three years". Making savings from pilot expenditure formed a key part of the airline's three year cost cutting effort to direct the business back to profitability.