Cathay boosts frequency to Dubai

23rd Oct 2006

Asia’s leading airline Cathay Pacific announced today a realignment of their daily flights into a uniform daily schedule between Dubai and Hong Kong. In addition the airline announced an additional weekly flight, giving UAE customers the benefit of having 10 weekly direct non-stop flights between Dubai and Hong Kong. Cathay Pacific will continue to operate the popular four times weekly Dubai - Mumbai - Bangkok - Hong Kong flights.

The new uniform daily schedule will be more convenient for UAE travellers flying to Hong Kong and the flights will provide smooth connections over Hong Kong to Mainland China, North Asia, Australasia and the West Coast of North America.

Mr. James Evans, Cathay Pacific’s Country Manager for UAE and Oman, remarked,

‘The changes to our schedule are very exciting developments, especially as they are taking place in our 60th Anniversary Year. We are delighted to be able to offer our customers the same late night flight departure everyday from Dubai to Hong Kong and we greatly appreciate their support that has allowed us to add a weekly flight between Dubai and our home in Hong Kong.’

‘The additional weekly flight will give our customers added choice when deciding on their travel plans to and through Hong Kong. These additional weekly flights will also allow us to serve the growth in incoming demand to the UAE, especially as we approach the holiday season.’ Mr. Evans added.


The new flight schedule will have daily non-stop departures from Dubai to Hong Kong at 0125hrs and 3 times a week on Monday/Thursday/Saturday at 1855hrs. 4 flights via Mumbai & Bangkok will continue to depart at 2355hrs on Wed/Thurs/Sat/Sun.

The airline’s service between Dubai and Bahrain will also improve with 3 weekly flights on Monday/Thursday/Saturday departing Dubai at 0620hrs and return flight departing on same days at 1530hrs from Bahrain.

‘The new flights will also benefit from Cathay Pacific’s strengthened links to 19 new destinations in Mainland China as a result of Dragonair becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific Airways. The Middle East market will definitely benefit from the connections Dragonair provides into Mainland China and secondary regional routes in Asia.’ continued Mr. Evans.

This year, Cathay Pacific was named ‘Airline of the Year’ by Air Transport World and OAG, the London based global travel and transport information company. The Airline was also voted ‘Best Airline Based in Asia’ and ‘Best Transpacific Airline’ in OAG’s awards.



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