According to local health authority authorities, five travelers onboard a Cathay Dragon flight connecting Kuala Lumpur screened positive for COVID-19 coronavirus.
It is acknowledged that those five travelers flew from India on flight KA734 on 18 September after departing on an Air India Express flight.
Cathay Dragon commercial flights from Kuala Lumpur have been barred by the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) from arriving at Hong Kong International Airport for two weeks from 20 September and 3 October.
The below comment was released by the airline:
Last night (19 September), Cathay Dragon received a notice from the Hong Kong health authorities stating five travelers traveling on flight KA734 from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong on 18 September were reported to have acquired COVID-19. They all were connecting passengers flying with an Air India Express flight from India.
We were also instructed by the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) under Chapter 599H including its Laws of Hong Kong, Cathay Dragon’s commercial flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong would be banned from arriving at Hong Kong International Airport for two weeks from 20 September to 3 October.
It was intended that Cathay Dragon would conduct three flights a week between Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. We will terminate our passenger services between Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong until 3 October, as a result of the CAD Order. By offering refunds or other alternate travel plans, we are in the process of contacting all impacted passengers.