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Cathay Pacific Welcomes Fifth Daily Flight to London Heathrow

24 Jun 2013

Cathay Pacific Airways is celebrating the launch of its fifth daily return flight between London Heathrow and its Hong Kong hub.  Making its debut on Thursday, 27 June 2013, the additional flight further demonstrates Cathay Pacific’s commitment to serve key long-haul markets around the globe with multiple frequencies offering maximum customer choice.

Cathay Pacific Chief Executive John Slosar said: “We are offering our customers the best of all worlds.  First products that are second to none including our new long-haul Business Class, winner of the Skytrax Best Business Class in the world award.  Second, people and service that have earned us recognition as a five-star airline.  And third, the choice to travel when it is convenient with multiple frequencies throughout the day.”

The additional daily return flight means that there will now be 35 flights a week between London and Hong Kong.

Offering customers added flexibility and convenience when travelling to Hong Kong and beyond into the Far East and Australasia, this is just one of the many latest developments for the airline. It has also added frequencies on routes from Hong Kong to India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam. Through its sister airline Dragonair, it has also added new routes into mainland China, as well as Da Nang in Vietnam and Yangon in Myanmar to name just a few.  

Mr. Slosar added: “Whether getting passengers to their destinations on a nonstop flight or connections via our convenient, world renowned hub in Hong Kong, we are working to expand the network in a way that brings additional flight options to our customers.  It is just another way we are giving passengers more reasons to choose Cathay Pacific.”

The upcoming fifth London Heathrow frequency will be operated with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.  Across the five daily flights, the airline will offer a mix of First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class seating, each complemented by the airline’s award-winning service.

Premium Economy Class continues to grow in popularity on the London route and the new flight will add approximately 1,000 extra Premium Economy Class seats each way to the market every month.

Cathay Pacific began serving London in 1980 and has been awarded ‘’Best Airline Transpacific’’ and ‘’World’s Best Cabin Staff’’ by Skytrax in June 2013.

Details of the new flight are included in the schedule below (All times local):

LONDON (LHR) (Summer Schedule 2013)

Flight No. From To Depture/Arrival Days of Operation
CX252 LHR HKG 1230/0705+1 Daily
CX250 LHR HKG 1820/1305+1 Daily
CX256 LHR HKG 2015/1505+1 Daily
CX254 LHR HKG 2220/1705+1 Daily
CX238 LHR HKG 2235/1720+1 Daily
CX237 HKG LHR 0020/0620

Two weekly

(Sunday and Monday)

CX255 HKG LHR 0035/0620 Daily
CX257 HKG LHR 1005/1600 Daily
CX239 HKG LHR 1025/1615

Five Weekly

(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

CX253 HKG LHR 1440/2030 Daily
CX251 HKG LHR 2355/0540+1 Daily

LONDON (LHR) (Winter Schedule 2013/14)

Flight No. From To Depture/Arrival Days of Operation
CX252 LHR HKG 1120/0700+1 Daily
CX238 LHR HKG 1715/1300+1 Daily
CX250 LHR HKG 1805/1345+1 Daily
CX256 LHR HKG 2040/1630+1 Daily
CX254 LHR HKG 2205/1745+1 Daily
CX255 HKG LHR 0110/0620 Daily
CX237 HKG LHR 0135/0640

One weekly


CX237 HKG LHR 0155/0700

One weekly


CX257 HKG LHR 0950/1500 Daily
CX239 HKG LHR 1225/1730

Five Weekly

(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

CX253 HKG LHR 1505/2010 Daily
CX251 HKG LHR 2355/0500+1 Daily

# Flights commenced on 27 June 2013

For further information, please contact:

Sylvie Pender on T: 0117 921 8131 or sylvie.pender@mccann.com

Daisy Pratt on T: 0117 921 8127 or daisy.pratt@mccann.com