UPDATE: CX operates two additional flights from Tokyo

Cathay Pacific Airways has announced it will operate two more flights from Tokyo to Hong Kong today due to high demand and increased uncertainty in the country devastated by the 9-magnitude earthquake.

The additional flights schedules are as follows:

  • CX2509 Tokyo Narita-Hong Kong departed at 2150 and arrives back at HKIA at 0200
  • CX2543 Tokyo Haneda-Hong Kong departed at 2230 and arrives back in HKIA at 0245

The other seven flights operated by Cathay Pacific will run according to schedule. It has also said that its cabin crew will cease layovers in Tokyo until further notice.

John Slosar, chief operating officer, said: “We are guided by the advisories of the relevant authorities in Japan, Hong Kong and elsewhere that currently travel to Tokyo remains safe.”

Furthermore, like its sister carrier Dragonair (see story here), CX announced passengers with tickets issued on or before March 11 for travel between March 11 and June 30 to or from Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Sapporo and Okinawa are eligible for full refunds. The refunds apply to all tickets regardless of fare types and also promotional tickets. Applications for refunds must be made by April 8, 2011.

For more information, click here.

Alisha Haridasani


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