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Cathay Pacific pulls out of Zurich-Hong Kong route

Cathay Pacific services between Zurich and Hong Kong will be suspended from May Keystone Archive

The Hong Kong-based airline, Cathay Pacific, has announced it is suspending all its direct flights between Zurich and Hong Kong.

This content was published on April 5, 2001 - 23:40

The decision will take effect from the beginning of May and will last until at least the end of the year.

A spokesperson for Cathay Pacific in Zurich said the route was not profitable enough to continue a four-times weekly service. The decision to suspend the airline's Swiss operations would be reassessed in time for a possible reintroduction of the service in 2002, the spokesperson added.

Switzerland's national carrier, Swissair, will continue to operate six flights a week to Hong Kong out of its international hub in Zurich.

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