Cathay Pacific has announced it will operate an average of 14 international arrivals and departures a day through Hongkong from next month. The increase in flights to and from 17 Far East cities includes a twice-daily service between Hongkong and Tokyo, with an extra non-stop service to the Japanese capital on Sunday afternoons. The airline will operate 20 services a week between Hongkong and four Japanese cities - Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka and Nagoya. The expanded network covers 34,231 unduplicated route kilometres, and the Cathay jet fleet will be flying more than 235,200 kilometres a week of scheduled services. The airline, which celebrated its 21st anniversary in 1967, was preparing for another milestone - the carriage of its 2,000,000th passenger.HONGKONG'S major taxi operators have refused to comply with communist demands for immediate reinstatement of all striking taxi drivers. Representatives of the left-wing Motor Transport Workers' Union yesterday went to taxi company offices demanding an answer to earlier requests for reinstatement of the drivers. They had earlier asked taxi owners to sack enough of their existing staff to make way for the 2,600 strikers. The owners repeated their stand to the union that the strikers should submit applications to the companies, which would deal with them on their merit. Union representatives told the owners they would be responsible for the consequences of their actions and that the strikers were their employees and would always be their employees. The union representatives then left the taxi offices quietly without making an appointment for a future visit.