Cathay Pacific Airways and Philippine Airlines announced today they have signed a codeshare agreement relating to flights between Hong Kong and Cebu. The agreement will take effect on 5 November 2001. Under the agreement, Cathay Pacific will continue to operate seven return flights a week between Hong Kong and Cebu, and Philippine Airlines will place its airline code on the flights.
The two airlines have entered this agreement to help preserve a daily flight between Hong Kong and Cebu which would otherwise be difficult given the challenging conditions facing the airline industry.
On Mondays, Fridays and Sundays, flight CX921/PR921 will depart Hong Kong at 4:00pm and arrive at Cebu at 6:40pm. The return flight CX920/PR920 will leave Cebu at 7:55pm and arrive in Hong Kong at 10:35pm.
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the flight CX921/PR921 will depart Hong Kong at 7:50am and arrive at Cebu at 10:30am. CX920/PR920 will leave Cebu at 11:40am and arrive in Hong Kong at 2:20pm.
Cathay Pacific`s Director Sales & Marketing James Barrington said: “We are delighted to have reached this codeshare agreement with Philippine Airlines. The agreement will help both airlines reach more customers through their combined network of offices.”
Philippine Airlines`s Assistant Vice President, External Affairs, Maria Socorro Gonzaga said: “We are extremely pleased to announce this new code-share arrangement with Cathay Pacific giving both airlines more flexibility and improving their efficiency.”