Sunday, 6 May 2018
HONG KONG: Cathy Pacific To Commence Hong Kong - Dublin Flights, June 2018
In addition to the Irish route Cathay is also connecting Hong Kong with the Danish capital city Copenhagen on top of the non-stop flights between HK and Brussels.
Belgium introduced in March further strengthening the airline’s network as well as providing potential new trade and tourism opportunities between Europe and Asia.
Growing our reach to new destinations boosts the city’s status as Asia’s largest international hub and enables us to capture new and important sources of revenue
Cathay Pacific chief executive officer Rupert Hogg said that the announced services will meet customer demand for non-stop travel to these vibrant cities.
At the same time providing Europe-based passengers with more convenient access to key destinations in Asia and Southwest Pacific through the airline’s home in Hong Kong.
We’re excited to offer the only direct flights between Hong Kong and Brussels, Dublin and Copenhagen.
These are all fantastic destinations and attract business and leisure travellers from the world over.
We listened to our customers’ demands for more options and greater flexibility and have responded by building direct air links with these great cities.
Hogg added: Growing our reach to new destinations that aren’t served from Hong Kong boosts the city’s status as
Asia’s largest international hub and enables us to capture new and important sources of revenue.
To welcome the new European connections OZO Wesley Hong Kong is offering stays at a starting price of GBP 114+ per night including breakfast and exclusive of VAT and service charge.
This is subject to season and availability.
Meaanwhile, The first of 20 A350-1000s for Cathay Pacific has completed its initial test flight from Airbus's Toulouse plant.
Deliveries of the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-powered aircraft to the Hong Kong carrier are scheduled to begin in June.
It will become the second operator after launch customer Qatar Airways to receive Airbus's biggest twinjet.
The new twinjets will be operated alongside Cathay's existing fleet of smaller A350-900s, 22 of which are currently in service with six more on order, according to Flight Fleets Analyzer.
Cathay will deploy the A350-1000 on its new route to Washington DC from September. The airline says that at "8,153 miles" (7,095nm/13,126km), the new service to Dulles will become the longest in its network.