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Cathay Pacific offers 1-month unpaid leave to staff

Hong Kong's top airline scrambles to cope with damage from protests

Cathay Pacific Airways has suffered from double-digit declines in Hong Kong airport traffic due to anti-government protests.   © Reuters

GUANGZHOU -- Hong Kong's largest airline, Cathay Pacific Airways, has offered staff up to one month of unpaid leave amid plunging passenger traffic due to the city's anti-government protests.

The airline is encouraging some of its own employees as well as pilots at subsidiary carrier Cathay Dragon to take the offer, according to reporting by the South China Morning Post.

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