Cathay Pacific to discontinue Moscow flights from June
Thursday, 2 April 2015 00:02
Cathay Pacific Airways today said that it would discontinue its thrice-weekly service between Hong Kong and Moscow with effect from 1 June 2015.
The airline explained that the Moscow service is being discontinued for commercial reasons. It said that high operating costs had made it difficult to operate profitably on the route while the number of passengers travelling between Hong Kong and Russia has been declining.
The airline will maintain a presence in Moscow to coordinate sales activities for flights through its other gateways in Western Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Connectivity with Moscow and other points in Russia will be maintained through oneworld partner S7 and other oneworld member airlines.
Cathay said that alternative arrangements would be made for passengers already booked on Cathay Pacific flights to and from Moscow from 1 June 2015.