Cathay Pacific steps up recovery plan
(Updated as of HKT12:00)
10 Jul 2001
Cathay Pacific Airways announced it is scheduled to operate a total of 114 flights today out of its original schedule of 143. The airline has taken a number measures to minimise delays caused by the AOA's Hong Kong Disruption plan including chartering extra aircraft, and temporarily trimming the schedule to enhance network reliability.
Yesterday, 9 July, the airline cancelled 39 flights. A total of 49 flights experienced delays of 15 minutes or more. Among them 10 flights experienced delays of 90 minutes or more. A total of 30 flights were operated using aircraft it has chartered. The airline brought in two additional charter aircraft yesterday to help overcome disruption caused by the AOA's action.
The union appears to have recently escalated their Hong Kong Disruption campaign with a marked rise in the number of pilots reporting sick. Short-term sickness levels have roughly doubled since industrial action began on 3 July.
Cathay Pacific's Director Corporate Development Tony Tyler said: "We sincerely apologise to any passengers who have been delayed by the AOA's Hong Kong disruption campaign. I am glad to say the situation is improving now as we add charter aircraft to supplement our regular flights."
Cathay Pacific's In-Town Check-In services at Kowloon Station and Hong Kong Station of the Airport Express Line remain closed until further notice.
Cathay Pacific recommends that passengers booked on flights over the next few days check the latest flight details on its Website or call its passenger enquiry hotlines or their travel agent before going to the airport. The hotlines will remain open until 11:00pm tonight:
Update flight information is always available on www.cathaypacific.com
.Chinese-language hotline: 2747 8888
English-language hotline: 2747 8999