Cathay Pacific to add 1,300 jobs

10 May 2002

HONG KONG - Cathay Pacific has announced it will create around1,300 new jobs over the next two years as it increases capacity and adds six new aircraft to its fleet. This encouraging sign of confidence comes just eight months after the airline imposed a hiring freeze following the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Cathay will recruit 200 cabin crew this year and 800 more in 2003/4, plus 235 new pilots between now and December 2003.

Around 60 new positions for airport and office staff will be created at Cathay¡¦s Hong Kong International Airport headquarters over the coming months.

"As the airline of Hong Kong we are demonstrating our commitment to the future of Hong Kong by contributing to a better trained and qualified workforce. We are confident that these new hires will help meet our future operational needs as the airline raises capacity and works to increase its market share when demand in the air travel market grows," said William Chau, Cathay¡¦s director personnel.

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