Cathay Pacific and Air Astana sign codeshare deal

Cathay Pacific and Air Astana sign codeshare deal

Cathay Pacific and Air Astana have announced an agreement that will enhance travel options for customers travelling to and from Kazakhstan.

Commencing March 15th, Cathay Pacific will place its CX code on Air Astana’s non-stop flights between Hong Kong and Almaty, the financial and cultural heart of Central Asia, as well as on connecting services between Almaty and Astana, the Kazakh capital.

Air Astana currently flies twice weekly between Hong Kong and Almaty, on Tuesdays and Fridays, but will be upping frequency by adding a third service, on Mondays, from March 25th.

Cathay Pacific will also codeshare on Air Astana’s five weekly services between Bangkok and Almaty (going daily from March 25th) and four weekly services between Seoul and Almaty, giving customers additional options for travel between Hong Kong and Kazakhstan.

Air Astana will place its KC code on selected Cathay Pacific services operating between Hong Kong and Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Singapore.

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Richard Ledger, vice president, marketing, Air Astana, commented: “With its excellent worldwide connectivity, Cathay Pacific is our ideal partner as we look to extend our reach across Asia and Australia via Hong Kong.

“Together, our airlines share an award-winning reputation for consistently delivering the very highest standards of customer service.

“We are thrilled to strengthen co-operation with this wide-reaching codeshare agreement, which will further benefit our respective passengers, as well as the overall economic relationship between Kazakhstan and dynamic Hong Kong.”