Reprieve for Cathay as China’s aviation authority says its demands met

BEIJING: China’s aviation authority said Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd complied with recent regulatory demands, providing some much-needed relief for the Hong Kong airline reeling from the scrutiny drawn over its employees taking part in anti-Beijing protests.

The carrier has sent the information of crew members flying to and over the mainland as required, Gu Xiaohong, deputy head of the general department of Civil Aviation Administration of China, told reporters in Beijing on Thursday.

All the information submitted by Cathay is in compliance with CAAC requirements, he said.

Cathay has emerged as a target for China after some of its employees took part in protests that have gripped Hong Kong for more than two months.

The regulator last week accused the airline’s employees of threatening safety and ordered the carrier to suspend workers that supported “illegal demonstrations.”