Cathay Pacific boosts Japan services

Cathay Pacific Airways announced today that from 28 October it will operate a sixth daily flight to Narita International Airport in Tokyo - Japan’s biggest international airport.The additional flight, CX548, will depart Hong Kong early in the morning to provide more options throughout the day for business travellers and the leisure travel market.

Subject to government approval, Cathay Pacific will code-share on the new services to *censored*uoka and Sendai, also from 28 October, to be operated by its sister airline Dragonair. Dragonair announced the launch of its new non-stop services earlier today.

The new CX6700 code-share service will operate daily non-stop from Hong Kong to *censored*uoka, supplementing Cathay Pacific’s existing daily *censored*uoka flight that goes via Taipei. Sendai becomes a new addition to the Cathay Pacific network when the CX6702/3 code-share service begins operation.

The service enhancements announced today mean the number of flights operated by the Cathay Pacific Group from Hong Kong to Japan will increase from 91 to 101 each week, giving a further boost to Hong Kong’s position as a leading international aviation hub.