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Cathay Pacific calls on passengers to postpone travel to Eastern China due to Typhoon Muifa

05 Aug 2011

Cathay Pacific Airways today (Friday, 5 August) is asking passengers who have booked flights to Eastern China from Saturday through Monday, or who are planning to do so, to postpone their travel due to the approach of Typhoon Muifa on the country’s eastern coast.

According to the latest weather forecast, all Cathay Pacific flights to and from Shanghai - and sister airline Dragonair’s flights to Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Ningbo and Okinawa - today and tomorrow morning are expected to operate as normal, but the situation could change rapidly as the typhoon moves closer to the region.

“It is too early to assess now how the typhoon will impact our flights over the next few days, so we are advising passengers to postpone their travel plans if possible. We are closely monitoring the situation and will post the latest flight information on our website, www.cathaypacific.com,” a Cathay Pacific spokesman said.

The airline will waive all rebooking charges for Cathay Pacific tickets issued worldwide on or before 5 August 2011 for travel on Cathay Pacific or Dragonair with confirmed bookings involving Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai Hongqiao, Hangzhou, Ningbo and Nanjing between 6 August and 8 August 2011. Details are available at www.cathaypacific.com.

Customers are advised to enter their contact details in the Manage My Booking function on the website to ensure they receive the latest flight updates via SMS or email.