Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Cathay Pacific May Decrease Its Flight Frequency to Delhi

Hong Kong's flag carrier, Cathay Pacific may decrease the frequency of its Delhi bound flights to India, even while the airline is looking to enhance its services to other parts of the country.

With effect from May 15th, 2012, Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) increased 345 per cent hike in aeronautical charges. Underpinned by the rate hike, Cathay Pacific is expected to make substantial decrease in its flight frequency from the present 14 times a week flights to Delhi.

If the airline trims down its flights to Delhi, it will be the fourth foreign airline after American Airlines, Air Asia and Air France to either cancel or cut down Delhi bound flights.

While American Airlines terminated its services out of Delhi, Air France chose to reduce the frequency of its Delhi bound flights. Air Asia, popular choice for cheap flights to India and other Asian destinations has already cancelled its services from Delhi Airport.

Other foreign carriers that opposing the recent rate hike of nearly 345 per cent hike by DIAL include the likes of Lufthansa, British Airways, Emirates and Singapore Airlines.

With the recent rate hike by DIAL, budget vacationers looking for holiday tours to India would surely be wary of high priced travel tickets.

Cathay Pacific may decide on whether or not to cut back on its flight frequency to Delhi only after it evaluates the impact of the hike on their operations out of Delhi. With the recent rage of rate hikes, Delhi has become the most expensive airport in the world.


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