20th September 2020 – (Hong Kong) Cathay Dragon Airlines received a notification from the Hong Kong health authority last night (19th) that 5 passengers on the KA734 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong on 18th September were diagnosed with COVID-19. The passengers concerned were all transit passengers taking Air India Express flights from India to Kuala Lumpur.
At the same time, Cathay Dragon has also received a notice from the Civil Aviation Department that, according to Cap 599H of the Laws of Hong Kong, from 20th September to 3rd October, passenger flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong will not be permitted. All Cathay Dragon flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong are not allowed to land at Hong Kong International Airport.
Cathay Dragon was originally scheduled to operate 3 flights between Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong every week. According to the instructions of the Civil Aviation Department, Cathay Dragon will suspend passenger flights between Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong until 3rd October. Cathay Dragon is notifying all affected passengers, arranging refunds or providing other flight arrangements, and is also assisting the authorities to follow up and track people who have close contact with the patients.