Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific to hire 4,000 staff by end of 2023, CEO says

Across the Cathay Pacific Group, a total of 8,000 new staff will be hired from now to the end of next year, CEO says.

Cathay Pacific Airways is aiming to hire 4,000 staff by the end of next year as part of an ambitious group-wide recruitment drive to take on 8,000 new workers, with Hong Kong’s flagship carrier preparing for the city’s recovery, its CEO has revealed.

In an interview with the Post on Wednesday, Augustus Tang Kin-wing said the airline was “very much in a growth mode and growth mentality” almost two years after the company went through major restructuring, during which it closed down regional carrier Cathay Dragon and laid off thousands of staff.

Tang said Cathay Pacific planned to recruit 700 pilots and 2,000 cabin crew by the end of 2023, with the rest of the 4,000 new employees to be hired as airport frontline staff and for its customer service centre.