Cathay Pacific flight update
(Updated as of HKT13:30)
15 Jul 2001
Cathay Pacific Airways today plans to operate 140 flights out of its original schedule of 141 signalling that operations are essentially back to normal despite the threatened industrial action by its pilots' union.
Yesterday, Cathay Pacific operated 129 flights out of its original schedule of 136. Thirty-four flights experienced delays of 15 minutes or more, and seven experienced delays of 90 minutes or more.
Cathay Pacific will today release another two of the aircraft it has chartered aircraft from Air China. Yesterday it sent back the first of the Air China aircraft. The airline will release the remaining 14 aircraft it has chartered from Mainland carriers over the next few weeks.
Cathay Pacific's Director Corporate Development Tony Tyler said: "We are making steady progress towards resuming our full normal schedule, though we remain vigilant in case the AOA decide to escalate their industrial action again. We apologise to our passengers for the inconvenience caused by the disruptions of the past week and are glad we are now able to resume an almost full schedule."
Cathay Pacific recommends that passengers booked on flights over the next few days check the latest flight details on its Website, call their local Cathay Pacific reservations number or their travel agent before going to the airport.Hong Kong reservations number: (852) 2747-1888
Updated flight information is always available on www.cathaypacific.com