A Boeing 777 of Cathay Pacific taking off from Zurich airport. Photo credit - Pixabay
Cathay Pacific has announced plans to launch three new routes, linking Hong Kong with Belgium, Denmark and Ireland.
The new services will launch in the summer of 2018, with the intention of strengthening the airline’s network and providing new trade and tourism opportunities between Asia and Europe.
In launching the routes, Cathay Pacific will become the first Chinese airline to fly to Denmark and Ireland, and only the second to serve Belgium.
The flights will be operated by the airline's brand new Airbus A350 aircraft, featuring the latest seats and cabin design, together with on board WiFi.
Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Officer Rupert Hogg said that the announced services will meet customer demand for non-stop travel to these vibrant cities, while 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,” said Mr Hogg.
“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.”