Cathay covers more of Europe

September 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, North Asia

HONG KONG, 8 September 2017: Cathay Pacific will add three more flights to Europe in April 2018.

It announced this week it will launch nonstop services to Brussels, Copenhagen and Dublin starting with the summer timetable 2018 that runs April to October.

Cathay Pacific chief executive officer Rupert Hogg said that the new services would meet customer demand for nonstop travel to European cities.

EEurope-based passengers will also have more convenient access to key destinations in Asia and Southwest Pacific through the airline’s hub 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,” said Hogg.

Following the recent launch of services to Gatwick, Madrid and Barcelona, Cathay Pacific’s European expansion continues. With the commencement of the new routes, the airline’s network will cover 15 European destinations served direct from Hong Kong.

The three new routes will be operated by Cathay Pacific’s Airbus A350-900 aircraft, which feature the latest seats and cabin design features. All flights to Brussels, Dublin and Copenhagen are equipped with the aircraft’s enhanced inflight entertainment system and Wi-Fi on board.

Cathay Pacific has in operation 18 of the 22 A350-900s. Additionally, the airline has 26 of the larger A350-1000 type scheduled to join its fleet from 2018. These environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient aircraft allow Cathay Pacific to open up new markets not otherwise served from Hong Kong.

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