FILE PHOTO: A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER airplane lands at Hong Kong airport after it reopened following clashes between police and protesters, in Hong Kong, China August 14, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photograph
BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s aviation regulator mentioned on Thursday that identification data submitted to date by Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd (0293.HK) for its crew meets necessities.
The airline turned embroiled in crosswinds between Beijing and pro-democracy teams within the Asian monetary hub after a few of its staff took half within the Hong Kong protests.
On Friday, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) ordered Cathay to supply identification data for its crew on mainland-bound flights and people utilizing Chinese language airspace, which embody many flights to Europe and North America.
“Cathay Pacific submitted the identification data for its crew members on flights to and over mainland on time. After evaluation, the identification data for its crew meets the necessities specified by the protection warning,” Gu Xiaohong, an official with the CAAC instructed a month-to-month briefing.
Crew members that haven’t gained the authority’s approval won’t be allowed into its airspace, together with on flights sure for different locations.
Cathay didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
The corporate’s shares have been buying and selling up four.7% at zero300 GMT, the second day of features following earlier falls to 10-year lows.
On Wednesday, Cathay terminated the employment of two pilots over their involvement in protests in Hong Kong, after being ordered by the CAAC to droop personnel who had engaged in unlawful protests.
Cathay and its high shareholder and supervisor Swire Pacific Ltd (0019.HK) positioned ads on Wednesday within the Hong Kong Financial Journal in help of the Hong Kong authorities and its efforts to revive regulation and order.
Reporting by Stella Qiu and Brenda Goh; Extra reporting by Jamie Freed; Modifying by Himani Sarkar