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Cathay Pacific announces New Summer Schedule

24 Mar 2000


Cathay Pacific Airways will add extra flights to 12 of its destinations during its new Summer Schedule for 2000. Starting from July, the airline will add extra frequencies to Cebu, Bahrain, Dubai, Rome, and Seoul. From September, flights will be added to Amsterdam, Bangkok, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Los Angeles, Seoul, and Singapore. There will be a total of 24 extra return flights a week. The new Summer Schedule is effective from 26 March until 28 October.

The decision to increase flights was taken due to the strong upturn in passenger numbers across the region over the past 12 months. The improvement has been particularly strong in countries such as Korea, the Philippines, and the United States.

Cathay Pacific's General Manager Corporate Planning Augustus Tang said: "We have been seeing much improved passenger loads over the last few months and there is every indication this will continue through the summer months. We have therefore decided to add a range of extra flights across our network giving our passengers more choice and better connections."

The additional return flights operated in the Summer Schedule 2000are as follows:

Destination

From X flights a week

To X flights a week

Month to start

Cebu

4

5

July

Dubai/Bahrain

5

7

July

Rome

3

4

July

Seoul

24

26

July

Amsterdam

4

5

September

Bangkok

32

35

September

Jakarta

10

12

September

Johannesburg

3

4

September

Kuala Lumpur

14

17

September

Los Angeles

10

14

September

Seoul

26

28

September

Singapore

35

38

September

Cathay Pacific flies to an extensive network of 48 destinations in 28 countries and territories. The airline operates 62 aircraft, namely 19 Boeing 747-400s, 2 Boeing 747-400 freighters, 4 Boeing 747-200 freighters, 7 Boeing 777-300s, 4 Boeing 777-200s, 14 Airbus Industrie A340-300s, and 12 Airbus Industrie A330-300s.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Quince Chong, Manager Corporate Communication, (852) 2747-5214
Lavina Chan, Corporate Communication Manager, Public Affairs, (852) 2747-5393