Cathay Pacific Airways of the top airlines of the world. Cathay Pacific Airlines is the official airlines of Hong Kong and its’s primary hub also located at the Hong Kong International Airport. was founded on 24 September 1946 by American Roy C. Farrell and Australian Sydney H. de Kantzow. Cathay Pacific celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2016. Onwards March 2021, its major shareholders are Swire Pacific, with a 42.3% stake and Air China, with a 28.2% stake.