Cathay Pacific plans to slash 6,000 jobs and the Cathay Dragon brand. These cuts include a large number of cadets.
Cathay acknowledges that the road ahead is uncertain and these cuts will make them competitive in the future. The cadet program will be on hold for the foreseeable future and could be quite sometime before it returns.
Cathay Dragon’s routes will be merged into mainline.
We will try to get a statement from Cathay about future cadet projections and current layoff numbers.