Cathay Pacific and its regional wing Cathay Dragon intend to increase their flying capacity from 3 per cent to 5 per cent between June 21 and June 30.
The carriers reduced their flying capacity by 97 per cent for the month of April due to a drop in travel demand amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and subsequent travel restrictions imposed by countries around the world.
Between June 21 and June 30, Hong Kong’s flag carrier said it will operate five flights per week to London (Heathrow), Los Angeles, Vancouver, Sydney; three flights per week to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, San Francisco, Melbourne, Mumbai and Delhi; and daily flights to Tokyo (Narita), Osaka, Seoul, Taipei, Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore.
Daily flights to Beijing and Shanghai (Pudong) will be operated by “Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon”. Cathay Dragon will also operate a daily flight to Kuala Lumpur.
These flights are “subject to government travel restrictions”, said the carrier in a statement posted on its website.
Extension of flight cuts in May and most of June
Between May 1 and June 21, the airline will continue the flight cuts it imposed in April by operating at a flying capacity of 3 per cent across its passenger network. The carrier will fly two flights per week to London (Heathrow), Los Angeles, Vancouver, Sydney and Delhi; and three flights per week to Tokyo (Narita), Taipei, Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore.
Cathay Dragon will operate three flights per week to Beijing, Shanghai (Pudong) and Kuala Lumpur in between May 1 and June 21.
“We will continue to monitor the developing situation and further adjustments may be made as necessary,” Cathay Pacific said in a statement posted on its website.