Posted by on September 9, 2021 2:01 pm
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Cathay Pacific to Close London Pilot Base, Review US Bases

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd will close its London pilot base and review the last remaining overseas pilot bases in the United States, the airline said on Thursday, as it grapples with the impact of coronavirus. The closure comes after Cathay put the London base under review in July and shut bases in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Germany this year in a bid to focus operations in Hong Kong, where pilots have taken permanent pay cuts to retain jobs. The London-based pilots, many of whom had not been flying since April 2020, will be offered a redundancy or the opportunity to move to Hong Kong, Cathay said in a statement. “The decision is not one we have taken lightly and does not reflect on the professionalism of the pilots based in London,” the airline said. Cathay added that it would review its U.S. bases later in the year. …

Originally appeared on The Epoch Times

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