Rupert Hogg has stepped down as chief government of Cathay Pacific.
Hogg warned on Monday workers might be fired in the event that they “help or take part in unlawful protests” in Hong Kong.
Final week, China ordered the airline to droop employees who help pro-democracy protests within the territory.
Based mostly in Hong Kong, the Chinese language market is seen as very important to the success of Cathay.
On the identical time, Paul Bathroom has stepped down as chief buyer and industrial officer.
Hogg acknowledged: “These have been difficult weeks for the airline and it’s proper that Paul and I take duty as leaders of the corporate.”
Hong Kong has been rocked by over two months of anti-government protests.
Hogg can be changed as chief government by Augustus Tang, whereas Ronald Lam has stepped in as chief buyer and industrial officer.
John Slosar, chairman of Cathay Pacific, commented: “Augustus Tang and Ronald Lam have the expertise and depth of data of aviation and our folks to be robust and efficient leaders of Cathay Pacific at this delicate time.”
He added: “Rupert Hogg and his crew executed the three-year transformation programme which has been essential to Cathay Pacific’s restoration and supplies a robust platform for continued improvement.
“Nonetheless, latest occasions have referred to as into query Cathay Pacific’s dedication to flight security and safety and put our status and model underneath strain.
“That is regrettable as now we have all the time made security and safety our highest precedence.
“We due to this fact suppose it’s time to put a brand new administration crew in place who can reset confidence and lead the airline to new heights.
“Cathay Pacific is absolutely dedicated to Hong Kong underneath the precept of ‘one nation, two programs’ as enshrined within the Fundamental Regulation.”