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Cathay Pacific Adds Fourth Weekly Flight to Perth

Cathay Pacific Airways today announced the addition of a fourth weekly flight to Perth, Australia, as part of the airline’s plan to add more flights and destinations through the year as its fleet expands.
The new service, to start 2 April 2005, will bring to 52 the number of
direct flights the airline operates to six cities in Australia each
week. This addition to Cathay Pacific’s global network will create even
more timely connections over Hong Kong between Australia to points in
Europe, Asia and North America.

The Saturday evening departure from Hong Kong will be the airline’s
first weekend service to Perth and offer greater choice and

The return flight’s Sunday evening arrival in Hong Kong allows
travellers to make the most of the approaching working week.

The service will be operated with a two-class Airbus 330-300. In
September last year, Cathay Pacific added a third daily service to
Sydney - more than any other airline. Cathay Pacific will acquire nine
aircraft in 2005 and six more will arrive by 2007.

Cathay Pacific Airways Director Sales and Marketing James Barrington
said: “Australia is a key market and the addition of a fourth weekly
service to Perth will provide greater travel convenience to our passengers and underline Hong Kong’s strengthen as a global hub and gateway to the Chinese Mainland.”