Cathay Pacific Services from Dublin in Doubt

Carrier forced to cancel a number of flights from Europe amid unrest in Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific has been forced to cancel a number of services in and out of Hong Kong as a result of the anti-Beijing protests.

The carrier said the current unrest would impact its services from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Dublin and Manchester.

Cathay Pacific’s four-times-weekly flight from Dublin to Hong Kong runs on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Its next scheduled departure from Dublin is tomorrow (Wednesday August 14) and while this flight is still scheduled to fly passengers are being advised to check the flight status notice on the airline’s website.

“Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon have been informed by the Hong Kong International Airport Authority that all departing flights are cancelled today, Monday August 12th, effective immediately,” the company said in a statement released yesterday.

“The cancellation period will extend until the morning of Tuesday August 13th. This is as a result of the public assembly taking place at Hong Kong International Airport.

“Customers are therefore advised to postpone non-essential travel both today (August 12th) and tomorrow (August 13th) and should not proceed to the airport,” it said.

The carrier has advised that rebooking and rerouting charges would be waived for all tickets regardless of fare type.