Cathay Pacific may delay a worldwide marketing campaign after compromising photos of two crew members in a cockpit were published in Hong Kong.
The airline confirmed at the end of last week that the photos, published online and in Chinese-language newspapers, were of two of its crew. Cathay said the pair had been dismissed.
The Hong Kong-based carrier planned to launch a major ad campaign in September. A spokesman said “We are thinking of holding the campaign back for a little while because the timing doesn’t suit us.”
In a statement, Cathay Pacific chief executive John Slosar said: “Two members of our crew shown in compromising situations . . . are no longer employees of the company.
“Many people were disturbed by the damage this incident caused to the reputation of out cockpit and cabin crews and to the airline itself.
However, he said: “We have found no evidence to suggest the incidents happened on any of our flights while airborne.”
Slosar said data-protection regulations prevented the airline releasing more details of an internal investigation. He said: “I appreciate some people wish to know more details of our findings. However, we cannot release information about the specific actions taken by management or individual members of staff.”
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