Cathay Pacific to cut flights as Hong Kong Covid rules bite

Cathay Pacific will convert around one-third of flights bound for Hong Kong to handle cargo, the South China Morning Post reports. Outbound flights would remain untouched for now, with about 620 scheduled in December. – EPA pic, November 25, 2021.

CATHAY Pacific today said it will slash passenger flights into Hong Kong next month as the city’s strict travel curbs continue to keep international travellers away at a time when rivals are seeing their prospects improve.

Hong Kong has maintained some of the world’s harshest quarantine measures and travel restrictions during the pandemic, which has kept infections low but ensured a business hub that dubs itself “Asia’s World City”, has been cut off internationally for the past 20 months.

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