Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Cathay Pacific has revealed on the GDS that it will be increasing capacity to Karachi from the on set of the IATA Winter 09-10 timetable. Currently, flights are being flown 4 times a week using an Airbus A 330-300 however that it will be changed to 2 weekly Boeing 777-300As + 2 weekly Airbus A 330-300s. CX's 2 class B 773As seat 385 pax in a 2 class configuration i.e. 59 in J + 326 in Y versus their A 333 (non refurbished one which is used to KHI) which seats 311 pax i.e. 44 in J + 267 in Y.
CX has also revealed on the GDS that it will be increasing its flights to Riyadh and Bahrain to daily flights effective August 2nd 2009 using an Airbus A 330-300. Three times a week the routing pattern will be HKG-RUH-BAH-HKG and four times a week it will be flown as HKG-BAH-RUH-HKG. From Oct 26th onwards, capacity will be further increased on this route to 4 weekly B 772As + 3 weekly A 333s.
Cathay Pacific has revealed on the GDS that it will be increasing capacity to JNB-Johannesbourg, South Africa from June 19th 09 to cope with increased demand for its flights on this route. CX will henceforth be operating to JNB with a B 773ER five times a week + twice a week using an A 343. On the other hand, it has also announced that due to low forecasted demand, it will be reducing its London Heathrow bound flights from 4 to 3 daily between early Sept and late Oct.