HONG KONG – Cathay Pacific has announced that over half of its capacity to New York’s JFK airport will be cut as of Oct 25.
The schedule of 25 flights a week will decrease to just 11 after the summer.
On the upside, flights to Newark Airport, another of the three airports servicing New York, will continue to run daily.
There is more bad news, however, in terms of transport to the US.
Cathay Pacific will be running smaller aircraft on its routes between Hong Kong and San Francisco and Washington Dulles, and first class options between Hong Kong and Chicago will end as it swaps from flying Boeing 777s to Airbus A350-1000s.
This tightening of the Cathay belt is in order to look after the bottom line as the city’s travel demand decreases as the social unrest moves into its eighth month.