Cathay Pacific to reduce passenger capacity by 96% in April and May


Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon will reduce capacity by 96% across their passenger network in April and May in light of the severe drop in demand due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and multiple government travel restrictions that form part of the global health response plan.

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon intend to operate a bare skeleton passenger flight schedule in April and May, though their freighter capacity remains intact.

Their ability to maintain even this skeleton schedule will depend on whether more travel restrictions are imposed by governments around the world which will further dampen passenger demand.


Cathay Pacific will operate three flights per week to 12 destinations:

  • London (Heathrow)
  • Los Angeles
  • Vancouver
  • Tokyo (Narita)
  • Taipei
  • New Delhi
  • Bangkok
  • Jakarta
  • Manila
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Singapore
  • Sydney


Cathay Dragon will operate three flights per week to 3 destinations:

  • Beijing
  • Shanghai (Pudong)
  • Kuala Lumpur


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