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Cathay Pacific Nationality...?

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OK, Cathay are based in Hong Kong, which is now part of China again. They are owned by the Swire Group, which, according to their web page, is a multinational group based in Hong Kong. So... Is Cathay a Chinese airline?Anyone got any thoughts or ideas about this one? Or even the correct answer ;-)Regards,Dave.

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Cathay Pacific are indeed now a Chinese Airline. How do I know? They carry a Chinese B- prefix on their aircraft registrations. They are however, to be politically correct, in the Hong Kong S.A.R (Special Administrative Region) of China.

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They are not a 'Chinese' airline. The registration maybe under China, but technically speaking, just because Cathay is a Hong Kong airline and is part of China, it doesn't make it Chinese. Swire was founded in England but remains a multinational company. CNAC may have shares in Cathay, but it doesn't make it 'Chinese'.

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funny thing is.........i hear Cathay call in on my scanner often, and their pilots are more American sounding than alot of pilots who fly on airlines in America!go figure...chris

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A lot of their pilots are British and Australian, they have been however employing more people from Hong Kong under the Cadet Pilot Program that they offer, which I am going to go for, since I am a Hong Kong resident.

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