Cathay Pacific launches direct flight between Hyderabad and Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that it will further extend its presence in India with a new four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Hyderabad, India’s fourth most populous city and an important hub for the technology and pharmaceutical industries. The new service complements the airline’s existing passenger services to Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai and will further boost both leisure and business travel between Hong Kong and India.
The new Hyderabad service commences on 1 December 2012 and will be operated by Airbus A330-300 aircraft, departing from Hong Kong every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. The latest destination launch will offer passengers travelling from India greater choice and more convenience when connecting to Cathay Pacific’s international network through its Hong Kong hub.
Cathay Pacific Chief Executive John Slosar said: “Cathay Pacific has been serving India since 1982 and it is an increasingly important market for our airline, both for passenger and cargo services. Hyderabad is fast-growing technology hub and we are excited by the opportunities it offers. This latest addition to the Cathay Pacific passenger network will promote ties between India and Hong Kong and help to strengthen Hong Kong’s position as a leading aviation hub.”
General Manager –South Asia, Middle East & Africa, Tom Wright added, “We are delighted to launch flights to Hyderabad and are confident that with our award winning product and service, we will be able to provide a world class experience to cater to the needs of both business and leisure travellers from this region.
"This will be the sixth city served by the Cathay Pacific Group, four of which will be served by Cathay Pacific Airways and two by sister airline Dragonair. This tangibly emphasises our strong belief in the potential of the Indian market”.
The new service will offer travellers from India easy connections to China, Australia and North America via Hong Kong. In May this year, Cathay Pacific launched a freighter connecting Hyderabad to key markets in East and North Asia.
Cathay Pacific’s new Hyderabad (HYD) service, effective 1 December 2012 (all times local):
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About Cathay Pacific Airways (India)
Cathay Pacific Airways is a Hong Kong-based airline offering scheduled passenger and cargo services to 167 destinations in 42 countries and territories. The award-winning airline flies to Asia, North America, Australia, Europe and Africa. The airline has operated in India for over 65 years. It currently operates to Mumbai, Delhi, and Chennai and sister airline Dragonair offers flights to Bengaluru.
Cathay Pacific offers daily services from Delhi to Hong Kong and Bangkok, ten flights a week from Mumbai to Hong Kong and currently four flights a week from Chennai. Dragonair offers daily flights from Bengaluru to Hong Kong.
Deployed on the Delhi and Chennai routes is the Airbus A330-300, while both the Boeing 747-400 and the Airbus A330-300 are used for flights to Mumbai. Sister airline Dragonair also uses the Airbus A330-300 on its services to Bengalaru. The airline's freighter operations include 11 weekly flights from Mumbai, 14 from Delhi, six from Chennai and two from Bengaluru.
The Cathay Pacific website can be found at www.cathaypacific.in
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The Cathay Pacific Website can be found at www.cathaypacific.com