Date
16 December 2017
Cathay Pacific has confirmed that a cabin attendant was detained in Shanghai and refused entry. It did have not have further comment. Photo: Bloomberg
Cathay Pacific has confirmed that a cabin attendant was detained in Shanghai and refused entry. It did have not have further comment. Photo: Bloomberg

Cathay attendant barred entry to Shanghai

A Cathay Pacific cabin attendant has been refused entry by authorities in Shanghai where she planned to stay overnight.

The attendant was put back on a plane to Hong Kong after being detained for one hour, Ming Pao Daily reported Thursday.

No reason was given for the incident and the airline, which confirmed the report, would not comment whether it might have been related to the ongoing street protests.

The crew member, a recent hire with just three or four assignments, will not be fielded to any mainland-bound flights for the time being, the report said.

Such incidents involving flight crew are not uncommon, mostly involving passport issues.

Reports have said certain pro-democracy supporters are on a blacklist of people not allowed to enter the  mainland. 

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