Cathay Pacific to lay off 300 cabin crew in US

Cathy Pacific has announced it plans to lay off approximately 300 cabin crew members, mostly in the United States, the company said.

Cathay will also furlough 129 pilots in Australia and 72 in Britain. Cathay´s Australian Airbus pilots will stop work on May 1 and their furlough will continue until June 30.

The airline said that it was no longer viable to keep employing US-based flight attendants.

In March, Cathay Pacific made further cuts to its international crew members when it closed its Vancouver base, which ended 147 jobs. In 2019, Cathay Pacific closed its Toronto base and 120 employees lost their jobs.