Monday, February 10, 2020

Coronavirus impact: Cathay Pacific reduces India flights till March-end

New Delhi: Hong Kong’s flag carrier Cathay Pacific has reduced flights between India and the special administrative region of China — from 49 weekly flights to 36 till March 29, 2020. The airline has significantly cut its overall schedule for next two months due to reduced travel demand following coronavirus epidemic and the India reduction is part of that. Indian carriers Air India and IndiGo have also suspended flights to Hong Kong.
Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon together operated 49 flights weekly between India and Hong Kong, with Cathay Pacific flying to and from Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai; and Cathay Dragon to and from Bangalore and Kolkata.

“In view of the Novel coronavirus outbreak, we have rationalised our flight services from India to Hong Kong based on the demand. Effective Sunday (Feb 9) until March 29, 2020, we will be operating as per (this) schedule out of six major ports in India. Delhi: From 14 flights to 10 flights (weekly). Mumbai: From 10 flights to 7 flights (weekly). Chennai: From 7 to 5 flights (weekly). Hyderabad: From 5 to 4 flights. Kolkata: From 6 to 5 flights. Bengaluru: From 7 to 5 flights,” Cathay Pacific said in a statement, adding, “Currently the situation is dynamic and evolving constantly…”
09/02/20 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India
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