Cathay CEO Hogg, chief commercial officer Loo quit after Beijing rebuke
HONG KONG's Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigned after the carrier was rebuked by China for staff involvement in the anti-Beijing protests in Hong Kong
HONG KONG's Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigned after the carrier was rebuked by China for staff involvement in the anti-Beijing protests in Hong Kong.
Mr Hogg, 57, resigned to 'take responsibility' as a company leader following recent events, said the airline, Hong Kong's flag carrier.
The board appointed Augustus Tang, 60, as Cathay's new CEO. The airline has emerged as the most visible corporate victim of the political unrest in Hong Kong, with demonstrations against an extradition bill morphing into a full-scale, months-long pushback against China's grip on the city.
Paul Loo, chief commercial officer and executive director, has also resigned his positions.
After Cathay pilots and attendants took part in strikes and protests, China's aviation regulator levied a swathe of curbs on the airline, which is increasingly reliant on mainland traffic.