Passenger Safety

In 2011, Cathay Pacific and Dragonair flew a combined 27.6 million passengers. There were zero fatalities.

Assessing new cabin products

We continue to conduct comprehensive risk assessments of all new cabin products, to ensure that the cabin not only meets but often exceeds the industry’s stringent requirements. To ensure that passengers with disabilities are given appropriate consideration and with a view to minimising the possibility of injury both to the passenger and care assistants, we have introduced extra large lavatories on our B777-300ER aircraft with the capability of allowing a wheelchair to be manoeuvred within.

Inflight medical support

All Cathay Pacific aircraft are able to call upon 24/7 medical assistance through the use of the Medlink system. This system ensures that, regardless of where the aircraft is flying, there is always a medical specialist that can be contacted inflight to assist with the diagnosis and treatment of any passenger or crew illness. All crew are trained in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and we carry automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on all our aircraft, which all crew are trained to use. Last year we consulted Medlink for advice on more than 1,250 inflight medical situations.

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