Cathay Pacific flight update
(Updated as of HKT1200, 7 July 2001)
07 Jul 2001
Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that currently 39 flights have been cancelled for Saturday, 7 July due to continued disruption caused by Typhoon Utor. A number of other flights have been delayed though some flights are still operating to schedule. A total of 128 flights were originally scheduled to operate today.
The airline is doing everything possible to get passengers to their destinations as speedily as possible. Passengers whose flights have been cancelled or delayed will be rebooked onto alternative flights. Last night about 1,000 passengers were given accommodation in hotels around Hong Kong due to flight cancellations.
Yesterday (Friday, 6 July), 56 flights were cancelled out of a total of 132 scheduled to operate. A total of 100 of Cathay Pacific flights experienced delays of 15 minutes or more. Some delays were caused by Typhoon Utor while others appear to have been caused by industrial action initiated by the pilots' union. The airline is looking into each delay closely to establish the facts.
Cathay Pacific apologise to passengers for any inconvenience being caused by flight delays.
The airline strongly recommends that passengers booked on flights today check the latest flight details on the Cathay Pacific Website or call the passenger enquiry hotlines before going to the airport.Chinese-language hotline: 2747 8888
English-language hotline: 2747 8999
Update flight information is always available at www.cathaypacific.com