Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that from 31 October 2004, it will add an additional non-stop flight to Sydney, creating a thrice-daily service to Sydney everyday of the week. Cathay Pacific now offers the most frequencies between Hong Kong and Sydney as well as Australia than any other airlines. The new service will bring the total number of flights to Sydney to 21 weekly. The total number of flights to Australia will also be increased to 43 per week.
The airline currently operates a double-daily non-stop service between Hong Kong and Sydney. The new flight will give customers more flexibility and choice - creating shorter connecting times for European travellers to Sydney and allows for morning connections in Hong Kong to onward destinations in North Asia. The new service is now open for booking and will be operated by an Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
Cathay Pacific Director and Chief Operating Officer Philip Chen said: “With a third daily service to Sydney, Cathay Pacific is strengthening Hong Kong as a global hub creating even greater connections to more major cities throughout the world. The new service offers even greater flexibility and provides access to more connections across our entire network. It will also further enhance Hong Kong’s position as a global aviation hub.”