Monday, April 20, 2009
Cathay Pacific has revealed major capacity and frequency cuts across its long haul and medium haul network effective June onwards. This is due to the economic recession plaguing the economy worldwide which has negatively effected its flight load factors and overall revenue. Its cargo department is seen to have taken the biggest hit during this crisis. The main highlights of CX's cut backs are as follows:
SYD - frequencies reduced from 4 to 3 flights daily.
BAH/RUH - frequencies increased from 5 weekly to daily flights effective August using a B 772A.
FRA - frequencies reduced from 10 weekly to daily nonstop flights using a B 744.
SIN - frequencies reduced from 42 to 32 weekly flights.
BKK - frequencies reduced from 35 to 31 weekly flights.
CDG - frequencies to be reduced from double daily to 10 weekly nonstop flights i.e. daily B 744 + 3 weekly A 343.
SPK - frequencies increased from 4 weekly to daily nonstop flights using a B 744.
ICN - frequencies reduced from 5 to 4 daily flights.
HKG/TPE/NRT - capacity to be reduced from daily B 744 to daily A 333.
HKG/BOM/DXB - capacity to be reduced from daily B 744 to daily A 333.
DPS - frequencies to be increased from daily to 11 weekly flights from July.