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Cathay Pacific operates more flights, reopens In-Town Check-In

11 Jul 2001

Cathay Pacific Airways announced it plans to operate a total of 130 flights today out of its original schedule of 144. The airline has taken a number of measures to minimise delays and cancellations caused by the AOA's Hong Kong Disruption plan including chartering extra aircraft, and temporarily trimming the schedule to enhance network reliability.

Yesterday, Tuesday, 10 July, the airline operated a total of 109 flights. In comparison, today's planned operation represents an additional 21 flights. Today a total of 43 flights are scheduled to be operated by aircraft chartered by Cathay Pacific.

On Monday, 9 July, two additional charter aircraft arrived to supplement the flights operated by Cathay Pacific's own aircraft. Their arrival brought the total size of the chartered fleet to 17 aircraft. Yesterday the airline also announced it would resume eleven suspended flights as part of moves toward restoring a full schedule.

Cathay Pacific's In-Town Check-In services at Kowloon Station and Hong Kong Station of the Airport Express Line have also reopened today, due to the improved stability of the present schedule. The service had initially stayed closed even after Typhoon Utor passed due to continued disruption caused by the pilots' union.

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. We have been working hard to minimise inconvenience for our customers, and thanks to our revised schedule and additional charter aircraft we are pleased to be able to re-open the In-Town Check-In service today."

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