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Cathay Pacific reinstating capacity; capacity returning to pre-crisis levels as demand improves

10-Aug-2010 8:44 AM

Cathay Pacific announced (09-Aug-2010) plans to add more services to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France and Japan as part of the airline’s move to reinstate more passenger capacity in line with continued strong demand - see Route Changes Table for more information. Details include:

  • Paris CDG: 10 weekly services until 30-Sep-2010, then back to daily, to increase to nine times weekly between 27-Nov-2010 and 10-Dec-2010, to increase again to 11 times weekly from 11-Dec-2010;
  • Sydney: From 24 times weekly to four times daily between 15-Nov-2010 and 26-Mar-2011;
  • Perth: An increase of three times weekly frequency to a total of ten times weekly services from 16-Nov-2010 to 26-Mar-2010;
  • Brisbane/Cairns: An additional service will be added, making it daily to Cairns and 11 times weekly to Brisbane from 21-Nov-2010 to 06-Mar-2011; 
  • Auckland: An additional two services will be added for 12 times weekly frequency from 27-Nov-2010 to 06-Mar-2010
  • Toronto: An additional two services to 12 times weekly frequency from 31-Oct-2010;
  • Osaka: A daily service to be added for a total of four times daily frequency from 31-Oct-2010. [more]

Cathay Pacific: “We aim to increase overall passenger capacity by about 4% for the Cathay Pacific Group, returning to 2008 pre-financial crisis levels. The increased frequencies will offer passengers greater choice and further strengthen connections through Hong Kong. Together with our new Milan and Moscow services, launched respectively in March and July this year, these service enhancements will certainly boost Hong Kong’s position as one of the world’s leading aviation hubs,” Tony Tyler, CEO. Source: Company Statement, 09-Aug-2010.