Cathay Pacific has adjusted its services to the Middle East, and the changes will take effective from March 30 when the summer schedule commences.
The airline will stop services to Jeddah, which was launched in 2009 (see story), and Abu Dhabi for "commercial reasons". Schedule to Bahrain will be increased to daily with a stopover in Dubai, from the existing four-times-weekly with a stopover in Riyadh. Flights to Riyadh will become direct for five times weekly instead of the daily operation with intermediary stops at either Bahrain or Abu Dhabi.
And from May 2 to July 20, passengers flying on CX745 should note that the flight, instead of going Hong Kong-Dubai-Bahrain, will stop over in Abu Dhabi instead of Dubai due to a partial runway closure. But there will be no change for the return Bahrain-Dubai-Hong Kong CX746 flight.
The twice daily schedule for Dubai remains unchanged.
Alternative arrangements will be made for passengers affected.