There are reasons for Asian destinations to be cheerful.
Even giving a date when people can start to travel would ease the worries of tour companies.
The Hong Kong carrier said there will be another round of executive pay cuts and voluntary special leave scheme for employees; Ocean Park, Disneyland will reopen soon.
The carrier has scheduled two weekly flights this month, leaving Hong Kong on Wednesday and Sunday.
The reduced adult ticket fees will be fully rebated in the form of cash vouchers for spending on food and gifts in the park.
It is the first time the government has directly injected money into a private company.
Swire owns a 45% stake in Cathay and Air China owns 30%.
It is an important step to allow large companies to resume cross-border business travel to handle their business activities.
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