Cathay Pacific mulls smaller aircraft, business class cuts as Covid-19 crisis remoulds travel



a large passenger jet sitting on top of a runway: Cathay Pacific is undergoing a restructuring process to help see it through the aftermath of the pandemic. Photo: Roy Issa


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Cathay Pacific is undergoing a restructuring process to help see it through the aftermath of the pandemic. Photo: Roy Issa

Cathay Pacific Airways is weighing up if it needs smaller aircraft with fewer business class seats, as Covid-19 reshapes travel habits and the airline industry.

No immediate changes are on the horizon, according to CEO Augustus Tang Kin-wing, but discussions are ongoing over the company’s restructuring plan, which will set its course for years to come.

“What kind of aircraft is going to be a big aircraft or small? Do you need to have a large business class because people perhaps will be more concerned about personal space because of the pandemic or just the opposite?

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“These are the kind of questions we have to wrestle with,” Tang said in

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