Cathay Pacific Airways is launching a new four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Hyderabad, India’s fourth most populous city and an important hub for the technology and pharmaceutical industries.
The new Hyderabad service commences on 1 December 2012 and will be operated by Airbus A330-300 aircraft, departing from Hong Kong every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening.
The new service complements the airline’s existing passenger services to Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai and will further boost both leisure and business travel between Hong Kong and India.
Cathay Pacific Chief Executive John Slosar said: “Cathay Pacific has been serving India since 1982 and it is an increasingly important market for our airline, both for passenger and cargo services. Hyderabad is a fast-growing technology hub and we are excited by the opportunities it offers. This latest addition to the Cathay Pacific passenger network will promote ties between India and Hong Kong and help to strengthen Hong Kong’s position as a leading aviation hub.”
The new service will offer travellers from India easy connections to China, Australia and North America via Hong Kong. In May this year, Cathay Pacific launched a freighter connecting Hyderabad to key markets in East and North Asia.