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Hong Kong's flagship airline Cathay Pacific will cut 96% of its passenger capacity in April and May after seeing its load factor drop to 53.1% in February.   © Reuters
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Asian airlines fly vacant planes as coronavirus hits demand

National flag carriers struggle to maintain operational efficiency amid epidemic

MASAYUKI YUDA, Nikkei staff writer and KENJI KAWASE, Nikkei Asian Review chief business news correspondent | Thailand

BANGKOK/TOKYO -- Hanging in the balance amid the global crisis surrounding the novel coronavirus, Asian airlines are struggling to maintain proper operational efficiency.

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