LONDON – Cathay Pacific has announced today that it will be suspending all its cargo flight operations for one week effective immediately on the grounds of stricter Covid-19 quarantine regulations imposed on its crews.
Airline in its statement mentioned that the long-haul operations to Europe, Riyadh, Dubai, and on Transpacific routes will be suspended immediately until 6th January 2022. The airline has assured its customers to mitigate these disruptions.
This move from Cathey Pacific came into action after one of its pilots tested positive for Covid-19 on the first day after his arrival in Hong Kong.
The internal memo issued to its staff revealed that the airline has assessed the closed-loop operations for cargo crew, which means the pilots would require to take extended flight rotations, in line with the updated quarantine policy, aircrew will now be required to quarantine for seven days instead of initial memo of three days.
The airline in its announcement also mentioned that “We are working with the relevant stakeholders on plans beyond 6th January 2022 and will communicate further on these as soon as possible.”
The stricter policy will come into effect post-midnight on 31st December 2021 to help the Hong Kong government secure its zero-Covid policy.