Hong Kong Airlines eye full operations by mid-2024
The carrier expects to increase its flight operations to 30 sectors per day by January.
Hong Kong Airlines said it is targeting to return to 100% of its operating capacity by mid-2024.
This month, the Hong Kong-based carrier had begun to increase its flight operations to 30 sectors per day, flying to 15 regional destinations, to reach 30% of their pre-pandemic levels.
By the end of 2023, the airline plans to operate at 75% capacity.
To support their flight resumptions, the airline has reactivated staff previously on Long Pay Leave back to their positions.
Crew and ground staff of the airline will also receive salary increments.
Crew members will receive an 8% basic salary pay rise and up to a 10% increase to their flying hourly rate, whilst all ground staff will receive a 5% basic salary pay rise plus a discretionary 5% quarterly variable incentive effective 1 January.
The airline will also hire 1,000 new staff by the end of 2023, comprising 120 pilots, 500 cabin crew, and 380 ground staff to bring the total workforce back to 60% to 70% of pre-pandemic levels.
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