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Cathay Pacific to return two additional charter aircraft

19 Jul 2001

Cathay Pacific Airways will tomorrow release two more of the aircraft it has chartered as its operations return to normal despite an ongoing threat of industrial action by its pilots' union. The aircraft are two China Northern MD-90s. Their departure will reduce the size of Cathay Pacific's charter fleet to just nine aircraft.

Cathay Pacific chartered a total of 17 aircraft at the start of last week to counter the threat posed by the AOA's Hong Kong disruption plan. The remaining nine aircraft will be returned as the airline's full schedule is gradually restored.

Today Cathay Pacific is operating 140 flights out of its original schedule of 145. Up to 7pm, 85.2% of the flights it has operated today have departed within 15 minutes of schedule. Only five flights have been delayed by more than 60 minutes.

Cathay Pacific today also reopened its Online Check-In for most flights. Passengers can check-in via the Internet up to two days in advance.

Passengers who have queries about their bookings on Cathay Pacific flights over the next few days can check the latest flight details on the airline's Website or call their local Cathay Pacific Reservations number or travel agent.

Hong Kong reservations number: (852) 2747-1888

Hong Kong flight departures and arrivals information: (852) 2747-1234

Updated flight information is always available on www.cathaypacific.com.