Cathay Pacific to Reduce Flights to and from Mainland China

This announcement comes in light of the Wuhan coronavirus, which has spread globally to more than 17 countries.

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In light of the Wuhan coronavirus that has spread globally to more than 17 countries, Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific and regional airline Cathay Dragon have announced that they will be progressively reducing the capacity of their flights to and from mainland China by 50 percent or more from January 30 to the end of March.

The Hong Kong-based airlines are actively reviewing their flight schedules at the moment and will be updating them progressively over the next 48 hours.

Passengers advised to check their flight status (for departures within the next three days) or the flight timetable (for later departures) on our website for the latest flight information.

Rebooking, rerouting and refund charges will be waived for all tickets issued worldwide (irrespective of fare type) on or before January 28 for travel on Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon confirmed bookings arriving to or departing from mainland China between January 28 and March 31.

Modifications will also be made to the in-flight dining services in all classes. Meals in first and busines-class cabins on mainland China flights will comprise a single tray with appetizer, main course, and dessert. Meanwhile, premium economy and cconomy-class passengers will receive a disposable snack bag including a hot handheld snack and other items.

Amenities such as hot towels, pillows, blankets, and magazines will also be temporarily suspended.

More information here.

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