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The Cathay Pacific Group cut their flying capacity by 97 per cent in April 2020. The step came as a response to the drop in travel demand because of the Coronavirus pandemic. However, Cathay Pacific International flights plan to increase their international flying capacity by late June. By Kumar Shree

Cathay Pacific and its regional wing Cathay Dragon plan to boost their flying capacity between June 21 and June 30. The numbers will rise by two per cent and go up from three per cent to five per cent during this period. Hong Kong’s flag carrier had reduced their flying capacity by 97 per cent in April. Again, this move had come in response to the travel restrictions put in place by countries around the globe due to Coronavirus.

 

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The carrier has declared its schedule for days between June 21 and June 30. It will operate five flights per week to London’s Heathrow airport, Los Angeles, Sydney, and Vancouver. Amsterdam, Delhi, Frankfurt, Melbourne, Mumbai, and San Francisco will see three flights per week from the airlines. Bangkok, Narita in Tokyo, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Osaka, Seoul, Taipei, Manila, and Jakarta will see daily flights during this period.

Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon will operate daily flights to Beijing and Shanghai Pudong. Apart from this, Cathay Dragon will also operate a daily flight to Kuala Lumpur. While the carrier has declared its plans, a statement issued on its website also adds that these flights are, “subject to government travel restrictions.”

 

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As for the period between May 1 and June 21, the carrier will continue with a subdued flying capacity similar to their April schedule. It will operate at a flying capacity of three per cent. During this time, it will fly only two flights per week to Delhi, Los Angeles, Heathrow in London, Sydney, and Vancouver. The cities that will three flights per week during this period will be Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Taipei, Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta, and Narita in Tokyo. Cathay Dragon will operate three flights per week to Beijing, Shanghai (Pudong) and Kuala Lumpur.

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