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26 May 2009
CX873 (22 May) - Cathay Pacific Cooperates with Health Authorities on Confirmed Case of Influenza A (H1N1)

Cathay Pacific Airways was notified by Hong Kong health authorities today (26 May) that a passenger on CX873 who arrived at Hong Kong International Airport at 6:15am HK time on Saturday 23 May from San Francisco (departure date Friday 22 May) has since tested positive for Influenza A (H1N1).

The passenger was seated in the Economy Class section in row 51. There were 56 passengers in the same cabin zone. Those passengers were seated in the same row, the three rows in front and three rows behind him.

According to Cathay Pacific records, twenty-two of those ended their journey in Hong Kong while the remaining 34 were transit passengers to Cebu (10), Mumbai (6), Manila (12), Taipei (2), Jakarta (1), Fuzhou (1), Delhi (1) and Kuala Lumpur (1).

A total of 380 passengers, four cockpit crew and 16 cabin crew were on board the flight.

Cathay Pacific will comply with requests from Hong Kong health authorities to provide details of the passengers and the operation crew manifest to determine if medical follow-up is necessary.

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