Those Were the Days
American Roy C Farrell and Australian Sydney H de Kantzow founded Cathay Pacific Airways on 24 September, 1946. Initially based in Shanghai, the two men eventually moved to Hong Kong and established the airline. Legend has it that Farrell and a group of foreign correspondents thought up the airline’s unique name in the bar at the Manila Hotel!
An Investment In the Future
The new company began to operate passenger flights to Manila, Bangkok, Singapore and Shanghai. Expansion was fast and, in 1948, one of Hong Kong’s leading trading companies, Butterfield & Swire (today known as the Swire Group) took a 45% share in the company. Under the leadership of John Kidston Swire, Butterfield & Swire became wholly responsible for the management of the airline.
A career at one of our global offices offers you the best of both worlds. You’ll benefit from the great career opportunities, training and development that only a world-class airline can provide, while enjoying the friendly, family-like culture of working in a close-knit local team. Each day you’ll be exposed to new experiences that challenge you, and receive guidance and feedback from leaders who want you to learn and grow.
Our global teams value diversity of skills, ideas and cultural fit above all else, which is why we hire people from all professional backgrounds and walks of life. We look for people who possess strong teamwork skills, a friendly nature, the ability to adapt in changing environments, and a passion for helping us to remain a world-leading airline