Coronavirus: Cathay Pacific to Reduce Passenger Capacity by 96% in April and May

Both airlines intend to operate a bare skeleton passenger flight schedule in April and May.

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In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon have announced that they will be reducing capacity by 96 percent across its passenger networks in April and May. This move also comes in light of the severe drop in flight demand.

As previously announced, both airlines intend to operate a bare skeleton passenger flight schedule in April and May, though its freighter capacity remains intact.

Cathay Pacific will operate three flights per week to 12 destinations, namely London (Heathrow), Los Angeles, Vancouver, Tokyo (Narita), Taipei, New Delhi, Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, and Sydney.

Meanwhile, Cathay Dragon will operate three flights per week to three destinations: Beijing, Shanghai (Pudong), and Kuala Lumpur.

Cathay Pacific chief customer and commercial officer Ronald Lam said: “As Hong Kong’s home airlines, it is important that we continue to provide important passenger and cargo connections to and from the Hong Kong hub. We will, therefore, endeavor to maintain a minimal number of flights to and from key destinations in our network to ensure these vital arteries remain open.”

Travelers should also take note that both airlines are waiving rebooking, rerouting, and cancellation fees.

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