Another European airline suspends Hong Kong services

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  • Montysaurus
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    Given the recent reports elsewhere that HK is about to ban transit passengers from “high risk” countries, is this a step in the mainland government trying to shut down Cathay by bankrupting it? Perhaps I’m being paranoid.


    IanFromHKG
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    Given the recent reports elsewhere that HK is about to ban transit passengers from “high risk” countries, is this a step in the mainland government trying to shut down Cathay by bankrupting it? Perhaps I’m being paranoid.

    Let’s hope not, the HK government invested HK$40 billion of our money in CX!


    MartynSinclair
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    IanFromHKG
    Participant

    Anyone who wants to see the video message referred to in the article can see it here

    It’s quite powerful

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    stevescoots
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    Slamming CX over is perfect for CL, this diverts away from the HKG having its own Boris moment and continues the march of her masters de-colonisation demands. I wonder if that huge Govt bailout came with strings attached in the event of bankruptcy, and since when has any govt cared about taxpayers’ cash when it comes to political aims.
    If only Boris could blame BA….


    FormerBA
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    Anyone who wants to see the video message referred to in the article can see it here

    It’s quite powerful

    Very telling that “everything Cathay Pacific does, is in the service of Hong Kong,” and not their passengers or customers! That’s a very different approach and there is no doubting why.

    Patrick Healy has given a calm but robust, evidence backed critic of what Cathay has done, and it is clear that the actions of their crew have not contributed in any material way to the spread of Covid 19, in a part a small but important part of the country that delivered the virus to the world in the first instance. A fact we should not forget!

    230,000 test and less than 25 positive case in a year, with 11 of those in the last month, is an extraordinary success. The approach of the HK gov and that of Beijing, in trying to keep Covid out, is clearly futile. Travel restrictions are useful to protect health services but only where they are used to increase vaccination rates and provide protection to the general population. There has to be a point where those who willfully refuse vaccination are the ones who’s lives should be restricted, not the other 90%. Covid passes, robustly enforced have helped drive up vaccination rates in France and Europe more generally has limited the activities of the willfully un-vaccinated.

    My next CX booked flight is not till July but as things look now I cant see that happening.


    AMcWhirter
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    Today’s update from AFP re HKG transit pax.


    TominScotland
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    FormerBA, a really interesting analysis in the Economist (paywall) of attitudes to the vaccine among older residents in Hong Kong and the possible consequences this might have, should the virus spread there. It is difficult to avoid mental images of Hans Brinker, the little Dutch boy with his finger in the dike……

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