Coronavirus: Cathay Pacific will reduce passenger capacity by 96% in April and May 2020
The Coronavirus pandemic is also strongly affecting tourism, especially in airlines. Thousands of flights have been canceled globally, millions of tourists affected and more airlines are on the verge of collapse.
At the beginning of March 2020, Cathay Pacific announced that it was holding 120 aircraft and reduces the number of flights by 75%. And now at the end of March, the situation has changed. Future plans for Cathay Pacific don't sound too good.
Cathay Pacific will reduce transport capacity
Cathay Pacific will reduce passenger capacity by 96% between April and May 2020. It will operate strategic flights, such as to London (Heathrow), Los Angeles, Vancouver, Tokyo (Narita), Taipei, New Delhi, Bangkok, Jakarta. , Manila, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore and Sydney.
And the low-cost operator Cathay Dragon will operate three flights a week to destinations Beijing, Shanghai (Pudong) and Kuala Lumpur.
But the entire operational program will be influenced by the evolution of the pandemic with the new COVID-19 and by the decisions made by governments around the world.
Company representatives say that the airline Cathay Pacific is resilient and will certainly go through this sad period. And for future challenges, additional measures will be taken. They are confident in the future of Cathay Pacific and the operational development of the Hong Kong hub.