Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific is suspending its Dublin (DUB) route this November. The move means Ireland will lose all direct links to Asia, as Hainan Airlines canceled flights to Beijing (PEK) and Shenzen (SZX).
Cathay Pacific says the four-times weekly flight between Dublin and Hong Kong (HKG) will not run Nov. 7–March 29, 2020. Cathay Pacific made cuts after a decline in visitors to Hong Kong.
Cathay Pacific said, in a statement, it will temporarily drop the route after “careful review of the current business environment. We are confident in the long term prospect and strength of the traffic between Ireland, Hong Kong and the rest of Asia.”
Many Irish travelers used the route to connect to points in Mainland China, plus elsewhere in Asia and Oceania. Cathay Pacific faced no direct competition on the route.
The route disappears just weeks before the peak season for travel between Europe, Asia and Australasia.
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