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    Cathay Pacific will close its Australian flight crew base

    The post Cathay Pacific will close its Australian flight crew base appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Cathay Pacific has confirmed it will close its Australian base in July. This follows news the Hong Kong-based airline will shut its Canada base. The fate of Cathay Pacific bases in New Zealand, Europe, and the United States remain up in the air. In an email to Cathay Pacific’s Australian-based flight crews, first reported in “The Australian”, Cathay Pacific’s aircrew general manager Deborah McConnochie said there was no alternative. “This is not a decision we have made lightly and is not a reflection on the performance of our Australian-based pilots,” said…

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    Cathay Pacific to resume flights to the UK

    The post Cathay Pacific to resume flights to the UK appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Cathay Pacific has announced that it will resume flight services from Hong Kong to London Heathrow starting 12 January in order to assist customers needing to travel to the UK. The airline intends to operate CX251 flights to London Heathrow on 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 21 and 24 January. Flights from Hong Kong to London Heathrow and Manchester have been cancelled until 10 January. The scheduled flight to Manchester on 15 January is now also cancelled. Meanwhile, all flights departing from the UK to Hong Kong will continue to be…

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    Cathay Pacific to axe flights to Australia except for Sydney

    The post Cathay Pacific to axe flights to Australia except for Sydney appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Cathay Pacific Airways has announced they will be axing all flights to Australia, except routes servicing Sydney, following Hong Kong’s plan to introduce tough new quarantine rules on airline crew. The airline announced the intention to cull flights to most of Australia, as well as Vancouver, San Francisco, and Frankfurt in response to the local government’s new ruling that will force flight staff into quarantine for 14 days. The reduction in flights is expected to begin on February 20 and last until at least the end of the month.…

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    Cathay Pacific adopts digital travel passes for international travel

    The post Cathay Pacific adopts digital travel passes for international travel appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Cathay Pacific strongly supports the introduction of digital health platforms that securely validate compliance with the health-related entry requirements set by different governments, including negative COVID-19 tests and vaccination, enabling travellers to go overseas with reassurance and convenience. The airline has just completed its latest trial of the technology, designed to validate and refine the departure processes on its flight CX880 from Hong Kong to Los Angeles on 15 March 2021. Cathay Pacific pilots and cabin crew volunteered for the trial, using the CommonPass app and pre-departure rapid PCR test…

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    Arm up, let’s fly again! Cathay Pacific supports community vaccination drive with employee campaign

    The post Arm up, let’s fly again! Cathay Pacific supports community vaccination drive with employee campaign appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Cathay Pacific is proactively encouraging all of its employees to get vaccinated, seeing this as a crucial step in the resumption of regular international air travel and the return to normal life for everyone in society. With this in mind, the airline has launched its “Arm up, let’s fly again!” campaign to build awareness about the importance of getting vaccinated as soon as possible. The response has been very positive – already about 80% of its pilots and about 40% of its cabin crew in…