Press: Cathay denies kickback claims to Pakistan

Cathay Pacific Airways has been accused of providing millions of dollars in alleged kickbacks to officials of Pakistan International Airlines during the sale of six used Boeing 747 aircraft, according to information revealed during a court case in the country. Reported in the South China Morning Post, a Cathay spokesman said yesterday it was aware of the investigation and would co-operate fully in the probe but insisted it had done nothing wrong.

“Payments made to its representative in Pakistan ... were proper and were made pursuant to contractual obligations,” the spokesperson wrote in an email.

“CPA knows nothing of payments allegedly made to others [by the middleman], nor why such alleged payments should have been made.”