Cathay Pacific to reduce charter fleet to seven aircraft
20 Jul 2001
Cathay Pacific Airways will send back two more charter aircraft on Sunday reducing the size of its charter fleet to seven. The aircraft to be returned are two Airbus Industrie A300-600s operated by China Northwest Airlines. The aircraft are being returned as the airline's operations continue to return to normal despite an ongoing threat of industrial action from its pilots' union.
Cathay Pacific chartered a total of 17 aircraft at the start of last week after the pilots' union announced its Hong Kong disruption plan which included a go-slow campaign. The remaining seven aircraft will be returned over the coming weeks as the airline's full schedule is gradually restored.
Today Cathay Pacific is operating 139 flights out of its original schedule of 144. Up to 7pm this evening, 84.9% of its flights have departed within 15 minutes of schedule. Only one flight has been delayed by more than 60 minutes.
Passengers who have enquiries 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) 2747-1888Hong Kong flight departures and arrivals information: (852) 2747-1234
Updated flight information is always available on www.cathaypacific.com