Cathay Pacific is an international airline registered and based in Hong Kong, offering scheduled passenger and cargo services to 162 destinations in 42 countries and territories around the world.
The company was founded in Hong Kong in 1946 and remains deeply committed to its home base, making substantial investments to develop Hong Kong as one of the world’s leading international aviation hubs. In addition to its fleet of 132 aircraft, these investments include catering and ground-handling companies and the corporate headquarters at Hong Kong International Airport. Cathay Pacific continues to invest heavily in its home city and has another 96 new aircraft due for delivery up to 2019. The airline is also building its own cargo terminal in Hong Kong that will begin operations in early 2013.
Dragonair is a regional airline registered and based in Hong Kong. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific, it operates 32 aircraft on scheduled services to 33 destinations in Mainland China and elsewhere in Asia. Cathay Pacific owns 19.53% of Air China Limited, the national flag carrier and a leading provider of passenger, cargo and other airline-related services in Mainland China. Cathay Pacific is also the major shareholder in Air Hong Kong, an all-cargo carrier offering scheduled services in the Asian region.
Cathay Pacific and its subsidiaries employ some 29,000 people worldwide (more than 22,000 of them in Hong Kong). Cathay Pacific is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, as are its substantial shareholders Swire Pacific Limited and Air China.
Cathay Pacific is a founding member of the oneworld global alliance, whose combined network serves more than 750 destinations worldwide. Dragonair is an affiliate member of oneworld.