Cathay Pacific cancels all Hong Kong – Tel Aviv flights for the rest of 2023

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Hong Kong-based carrier Cathay Pacific has announced it has canceled all flights to and from Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) until December 31, 2023, due to the ongoing situation in Israel. 

The airline stopped flying to Tel Aviv on October 22, 2023. 

In a statement, Cathay Pacific said that passengers who were already on their way to the airport and have not yet received a notification about the suspension should check their flight’s status using the booking management service on Cathay’s official website.

The airline also said that currently it can only offer customers “very limited” rebooking options. Customers who have not yet started their journeys are strongly advised by Cathay to accept the offer of a full refund for their booking.

Customers who are booked to travel on Cathay Pacific flights between Hong Kong and Tel Aviv up to March 31, 2024 can rebook, reroute or refund their travel without the usual fees.

Major international airlines have suspended operations to and from Israel following the Israeli government’s official declaration of war against militant group Hamas on October 8, 2023.

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