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Cathay steps into Oasis’ shoes

Cathay Pacific and Air Canada have announced their intentions to introduce new flights.

Cathay Pacific and Air Canada have announced their intentions to introduce new flights serving passengers in Vancouver, London or Hong Kong who have found themselves short of a carrier.

The airlines have jumped to the assistance of travellers stranded by the sudden collapse of Oasis Hong Kong Airlines and the cancellation of the low cost carrier’s planned services.

Cathay Pacific has issued assurances to the Hong Kong SAR government that everything in its powers will be done to help passengers needing to rapidly reserve flights, with the carrier already announcing two additional flights to London on Friday and Sunday.

Chief executive of the airline Tony Tyler said: "We sympathise with the many passengers in Hong Kong, London and Vancouver who have been stranded by the Oasis decision, and we will do our very best to help them through this difficult and stressful period."

Cathay’s plans to bolster existing services will give priority to groups of schoolchildren needing to return to the United Kingdom as the holidays end.

Oasis Hong Kong Airlines has cancelled all services until further notice, collapsing less than two years after launching its services on the back of rising fuel costs and a failure to profit from its select services.

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