Asian carriers to resume services to New York today

29 Aug 2011

Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines have resumed flights to New York following cancellations over the weekend due to Hurricane Irene, which hit the East coast on August 26, 2011.

Cathay Pacific stated on its website that “most of the flights to and from New York are expected to operate as normal today” except for flight CX845. However, online check-in and self check-in kiosks for the operating flights CX830, CX840 and CX846 to New York JFK Airport have been suspended.

Singapore Airlines stated that since “weather reports on Hurricane Irene now indicate that conditions are improving in major metropolitan areas in the Northeast, including New York City,” flights to JFK Airport and Newark Airport today are scheduled to operate as normal.

Over the weekend, at the height of the hurricane, Cathay Pacific cancelled a total of 15 flights between Hong Kong and New York, while Singapore Airlines cancelled more than five flights between Singapore and New York, including those flying via Frankfurt.

Both carriers have announced they will waive rebooking and rerouting fees. For passengers with Cathay Pacific tickets, rebooking or rerouting requests must be made on or before August 31, 2011, for tickets originally planned for travel between August 26 and August 31. The new travel date must be on or before September 30, 2011. The same applies to Asia Miles award tickets.

Singapore Airlines will also “waive admin fees for refund, rebooking and rerouting for customers holding confirmed tickets issued on or before August 26, for travel to both New York JFK Airport and Newark Airport between August 26 and September 2, 2011. The waiver also applies to KrisFlyer redemption tickets.”

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Alisha Haridasani

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