Cathay Pacific will be launching a seasonal non-stop service between Hong Kong and Cape Town this November.
The three-time weekly service will launch on November 13 and continue through to February 18, 2019 and will run alongside Cathay Pacific’s existing daily non-stop flights to Johannesburg.
The new service will be operated by an Airbus A350-900, with tickets already available online.
Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Officer Rupert Hogg said: “We are very pleased to be able to expand our services in Africa, a booming aviation market. Growing our reach to destinations that are not otherwise served from Hong Kong creates considerable new opportunities for business, trade and tourism, in addition to strengthening our home hub.”
He added that the new service will meet customer demand for travel to the scenic Western Cape throughout the southern hemisphere’s peak summer months, as well as provide an additional option for South African-based travellers looking to fly on Cathay Pacific to Asia and beyond via Hong Kong.
Tim Harris, CEO of Wesgro, the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, echoed that sentiment and added: “This vote of confidence will help boost growth, help us land even more investment, and create additional jobs for the people of the Cape. We look forward to welcoming the first flight, and our team will work closely with the airline to help make the route a success.”
Source: Cathay Pacific
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