Cathay Pacific is introducing a new four-times weekly seasonal service between Hong Kong and Barcelona from July 2nd, 2017, offering travellers an exciting getaway destination and directly linking two of the world’s most dynamic cities for the very first time.
Cathay Pacific and Air Canada have signed a strategic cooperation agreement. Passengers of both airlines will be able to book travel to their final destination on a single ticket with through-checked bags as well as enjoy reciprocal mileage accrual and redemption benefits. Tickets will go on sale next week for travel beginning January 19th.
Cathay Pacific has signed a new partnership with Hertz Global, which sees the car rental company become the airline’s exclusive online car rental service provider. As a result, Marco Polo Club members are eligible to receive complimentary car class upgrades.
On the back of strengthening demand for flights connecting Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, Cathay Pacific has announced that its current four-times-weekly service to Gatwick will become a daily operation from June 2017. In a further boost to the airline’s UK connectivity, Manchester will see the addition of a fifth weekly flight and become an all Airbus A350-900 operation in June.
Dragonair has officially been rebranded as Cathay Dragon, bringing the airline closer to Cathay Pacific in a launch that will provide customers with a more seamless travel experience across the airlines’ respective regional and international networks. At an unveiling ceremony at the newly-named Cathay Dragon House, the airline’s headquarters in Hong Kong, Cathay Dragon chief executive Algernon Yau said: “This is a momentous day in the history of Cathay Dragon and I am excited about the future of the airline and the fresh opportunities that our rebranding brings.
LATAM Airlines Brasil and Cathay Pacific Airways have entered into a codeshare agreement, offering passengers increased connectivity between South America and Asia. Both airlines are members of oneworld and this agreement further enhances the alliance.
Cathay Pacific Airways today saw its first flight take off from London Gatwick to Hong Kong. The only non-stop service connecting Gatwick and Hong Kong, it will also be Cathay Pacific’s first long-haul route in the UK to feature the brand new Airbus 350-900 aircraft. Ideally placed to serve both leisure and business travellers, the new four-times weekly service will operate from Gatwick’s South Terminal.
Cathay Pacific Airways has previewed its new Business Class Lounge at The Pier at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), following a comprehensive refurbishment. Located adjacent to Gate 65 in the North West concourse of HKIA, the new Business Class Lounge occupies a space of 3,306 square metres, with seating for 550 people.
Cathay Pacific Group has reported an attributable profit of HK$6,000 million for 2015, rising from a profit of HK$3,150 million in 2014. Earnings per share were HK152.5 cents, compared to HK80.1 cents in the previous year. The group’s performance in 2015 was better than in 2014, with the business benefiting from low fuel prices.
Cathay Pacific Airways has announced that it will launch a new four-times-weekly service from London’s Gatwick Airport and Hong Kong on September 2nd, 2016. Subject to government approval, Cathay will be the only airline that flies non-stop between Gatwick and Hong Kong.
Cathay Pacific Airways has announced the appointment of Neil Glenn as its general manager, Europe. Taking responsibility for the airline’s strategic planning and business development in Europe, Glenn will oversee the operation of the airline within the region. Having joined John Swire & Sons in 1990, Glenn most recently worked in Singapore as managing director of Swire Pacific Offshore Operations.