Hong Kong Airlines faces mass employee exodus

More than 100 staffers have resigned in the past three months

Hong Kong Airlines faces mass employee exodus

More than 100 employees have left Hong Kong Airlines in the past three months.

A spokesperson confirmed that they were mainly due to resignations and natural attrition, and “the difference is not retrenchment”.

The troubled airline has been feeling pressure and struggling to raise cash to keep the business afloat. However, it said it will continue recruiting staff despite the plunge in manpower.

HK Airline is still flying despite facing lawsuits over unpaid debts and losing some of its top rank. Last December, the South China Morning Post reported the resignations of its co-chairman, vice-chairman and chief financial officer.

Following their departure, a list of newly appointed C-suites were published on the airline’s website, including a new chairman, president, two vice-presidents and chief marketing officer.

The resignations hints at trouble with its debt-ridden owner HNA Group, which is seeking to cut its stake in Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express.

Last year, HRD also reported that Hong Kong’s flagship airline, Cathay Pacific Airways, has been struggling to keep its unions happy. Unions representing their pilots, cabin crew and ground staff have been in a long-drawn fight to get better pay and benefits.

Similarly, the Cathay Pacific has been facing heavy financial losses since 2016.

Head here to read more of the story: Cathay Pacific union unsatisfied with pay rise

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