Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that it will in August restore more services to pre-11 September levels and bring all parked passenger aircraft back into operation. This additional capacity will help the airline meet increasing market demand and give greater choice to customers.
From 1 August, the airline will resume a double-daily service to Los Angeles. Manila will be back to five flights each day and Kuala Lumpur will return to its original three-times-daily schedule. All five temporarily parked passenger aircraft and one freighter will return to service in that month.
Cathay Pacific previously announced that from 1 July, it will increase the number of flights to Vancouver from 11 to 14 and that San Francisco will be served by a higher-capacity B747-400. Jakarta will get back two flights a week from 1 July, meaning the resumption of a daily non-stop service. Services will also be increased to Japan and the U.K. with the launch of a fifth daily service to Tokyo on 1 June and the addition of four new flights each week to London from 2 July.
Last month the airline ordered three new Boeing 777-300 and three Airbus A330-300 passenger aircraft to join its regional fleet in late 2003/early 2004, and this September it will take delivery of the first of three long-range Airbus A340-600 aircraft.
Cathay Pacific Director Corporate Planning Augustus Tang said: “Based on the strength of recovery so far in 2002, we expect demand for air travel to continue to increase. We are pleased to be able to restore these services as more flights means more choice and convenience to passengers.”