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Cathay Pacific increases long-haul flights in June and July

Cathay Pacific is planning to ramp up its passenger flights from around 30 per week to over 100 per week between now and late July 2020

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Cathay Pacific has announced that it will begin increasing its network of both long-haul and regional flights from 21st June 2020, picking up from historic lows of around 30 return passenger services a week to in excess of 100, including daily flights to Singapore plus a return to four long-haul cities including Amsterdam and San Francisco.

The airline is currently flying a skeleton network to just 12 cities, with a 97% overall capacity reduction, a very similar pattern to the recent Singapore Airlines operations of April and May 2020.

“Overall, we plan to operate approximately 3.5% capacity in June and 9.4% in July. These plans remain contingent on the further relaxation of travel restrictions around the world and are subject to change. We will continue to monitor demand and adapt our passenger schedule accordingly, though we expect we will be operating a substantially reduced schedule over the coming months.”

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Much of Cathay Pacific’s fleet remains grounded as the airline flies a skeleton network. (Photo: Cathay Pacific)

Last month, Cathay Pacific carried only 18,473 passengers (around 600 per day) on 1,432 flights, many of which were cargo-only services.


New routes and increased frequencies

Cathay Pacific will restart passenger flights or increase frequencies on the following long-haul routes from 21st June 2020 through to the end of July 2020.

The airline has stated that flight schedules are “subject to the easing of government travel restrictions”.