Cathay Pacific will operate 61 return flights per week between Hong Kong and 13 Chinese cities from January 14, as it scales up operations in response to Hong Kong’s latest measures to facilitate quarantine-free travel between Hong Kong and the mainland.
This compares to the 27 flights per week from Hong Kong to China, and 50 flights per week from China to Hong Kong that the airline is currently operating.
The eventual goal is to operate over 100 return flights per week by the end of March 2023.
In a press statement, the company expressed its commitment to “rebuilding the connectivity of the Hong Kong international aviation hub”.
“As a group, we anticipate that we will be operating around 70 per cent of pre-pandemic passenger flight capacity by the end of 2023, with an aim to return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2024,” it said.