It seems the winter of discontent has started early for Cathay Pacific – with the airline announcing losses yesterday. Today, it’s made its first cut – it’s Hong Kong to Dublin Route.
The route is to be suspended for the winter season between 9th November 2019 and 29th March 2020.
The Journal has a quote on why the route has been suspended, with both the airport and the airline hoping for a summer resumption.
Routes such as Paris, New York, Vancouver, Washington DC, Frankfurt, Beijing, Medan Kuala Namu and Tokyo Handea are going through cuts and route suspensions too. Head to https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/286319/cathay-pacific-w19-inventory-changes-as-of-11sep19/ for the full brief as the cuts are all over the shop.
All about the numbers
Boiling down the numbers, it isn’t good news at all for the airline, comparing August 2019 to August 2018, with the airline seeing a major drop in passengers and load factors.
But it’s safe to say the unrest in Hong Kong – along with the airline’s heavy-handed actions are causing passengers and visitors to turn away.
And if visitors turn away from Hong Kong’s home airline, it isn’t good news.
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