Cathay Pacific Cargo increases capacity as Covid restrictions ease


Cathay Pacific Cargo is set to re-introduce more cargo flights, following changes to quarantine rules in Hong Kong.

The carrier was forced to suspend all long-haul cargo flights in the first week of January, and rearrange crew schedules, in a bid to up capacity, which has begun to grow.

March saw it offer 48% more lift than in January, primarily to India and north-east Asia – with more routes coming on line this month.

The carrier said it had also relaunched flights to the south-west Pacific – and last month operated its first flight to Europe this year.

Rates from Hong Kong to Europe have started to climb since 18 April, up 5% by 2 May; but to the US, they have fallen 6% since 25 April, according to the Tac Index.

2022-05-27T12:30:42+01:00 May 4th, 2022|