Schedule Reducation

To all our partners and friends,

During challenging times, we rely on our longstanding partnerships, so let me start by saying thank you for your unwavering support.

The last few weeks have seen many challenges and disruptions to travel in Hong Kong due to the coronavirus. While the situation remains dynamic, we are doing our utmost to adapt to the almost daily updates by various governments and government agencies on travel restrictions and waivers and in turn, provide you with the information that you need.

A reduction and suspension of some flights is inevitable during this time; however, Cathay Pacific is agile and ready to scale our operations up or down to meet demand. The Americas region is integral to our airline, so any such reductions will be temporary. Globally, Cathay Pacific is reducing its overall capacity by 30% in the coming months, and this will include a temporary suspension of EWR and IAD from approximately February 9th until March 28th, as well as terminating the JFK-YVR tag services earlier than planned (February 19th). If there is further impact to North American flights over the upcoming weeks and months, we will keep you updated with the latest schedules and announcements.

During times like this, there are vast amounts of information as well as rumor and speculation. With this in mind, I would like to share the following resources with you, which provide accurate and timely information:

  • For the latest on travel restrictions and waivers, visit (click “Travel Alerts” at the top of the page)
  • The News Hub also contains our latest press releases

Suggested external resources:

Having experienced SARS in 2003, Hong Kong has been quick to respond to coronavirus transparently, proactively and decisively. The government’s top priority is to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus within Hong Kong and to protect public health.
Hong Kong and Cathay Pacific have a long history of resiliency.
Thank you again for your partnership as we navigate this challenge. This will pass and together, we will be ready for the rebound.

Best regards,
Philippe Lacamp
Senior Vice-President, Americas