Cathay Pacific has announced that none of its pilots or cabin crew have been confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. This comes as airlines around the world have indicated some of its employees have tested positive for the virus or, unfortunately, passed away.
Cathay Pacific’s crew have not contracted COVID-19
Cathay Pacific’s Chief Operations and Service Delivery Officer, Greg Hughes, stated the following in a press release viewed by Simple Flying:
“Since April, more than 3,200 voluntary and mandatory tests have been taken by Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon pilots and cabin crew. None of these have come back positive, and none of our operating crew have been confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. This demonstrates that our aircrew are extremely diligent when it comes to adhering to social distancing rules and protecting themselves. Throughout the COVID-19 period our crew have acted with the highest levels of safety, compliance and professionalism.”
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, frontline airline employees were put under public health scrutiny over whether or not their roles inflight could lead to the spread of COVID-19. Cathay Pacific took measures to reduce the potential