Hong Kong flag-carrier Cathay Pacific counts greater second-half loss than its report loss in first-half of 2020, because it nonetheless struggles to recuperate from COVID-19 pandemic.
On December 16, 2020, Cathay Pacific warned it will lose extra money within the second-half of 2020 than its first-half lack of HK$98.7 billion ($1.27 billion).
The airline reported a 98.6% lower in passenger numbers. “We’re nonetheless not seeing any significant enchancment in our passenger enterprise,” Cathay Pacific Group Chief Buyer and Industrial Officer Ronald Lam stated within the assertion.
Within the assertion, Cathay Pacific reported a smaller 26.2% fall in cargo carriage. “Cargo demand additional strengthened in November, largely pushed by sturdy ecommerce visitors in addition to stable motion of digital merchandise, perishables and automotive shipments throughout our community,” stated Lam.
In October 2020, Cathay Pacific stated that it will lower about 6,000 jobs to climate COVID-19 pandemic. Including to the big layoffs, the airline executed a restructuring plan, which resulted in adjustments in workers contracts and everlasting wage cuts.
“Demand continues to weaken on long-haul routes and we anticipate we’ll rely extra on visitors on regional providers within the fast future. Given the gradual velocity of restoration, we anticipate to function about 9% of pre-COVID-19 capability in December and barely above 10% in January 2021,” Lam added.