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Cathay Pacific warns of 'dramatic' supply chain disruptions

Hong Kong airline forced to cancel flights after pilot quarantine rules tightened

COVID-19 vaccines are unloaded from a Cathay Pacific cargo plane at Hong Kong International Airport.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Flag carrier Cathay Pacific warned that further quarantine restrictions for flight crews entering Hong Kong would cause "dramatic disruptions to supply chains," after the government mandated a three-day quarantine for returning air cargo crews.

The Hong Kong airline, one of the world's top airfreight carriers, plans to reduce its passenger and cargo flight schedules in the first quarter of 2022 as the tighter measures restrict operations.

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