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Update on Cathay Pacific Operations

16 Aug 2001

Cathay Pacific has been operating its regular schedule today, despite continuing industrial action by the AOA.

Cathay Pacific has, however, noted a sharp increase in the number of pilots reporting sick and unavailable for work over the last two days; well above normal levels.

This unusual level of absenteeism has resulted in further roster instability. The company has responded by utilising reserve pilots to operate flights and thus minimise the impact on passengers. However, this increased pilot absenteeism was a factor in two flight cancellations today:
  • Flight CX 907/906 Hong Kong-Manila-Hong Kong. Passengers were transferred to other Cathay Pacific services on that route today.
  • The Vancouver-New York-Vancouver legs of today's flight CX888/889 were also cancelled. Affected passengers are being transferred to other flights and airlines to get them to their destinations.
Cathay Pacific Director Corporate Development Tony Tyler said: "We sincerely apologise to those passengers who were inconvenienced by these unexpected cancellations."