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Cathay Pacific to introduce B777s for peak season

27 Apr 2016

Cathay Pacific has announced that it will introduce a B777-300 ER aircraft over the summer 16/17 period when it operates double daily services on the New Zealand-Hong Kong route. By upgrading to a B777, the airline will increase to 54,450 seats on the route during the peak season.

This represents an extra 340 seats daily for the period of 02 December – 01 March 2017.

Sales and Marketing Manager Vanessa Traille says that the increase in capacity is a result of high demand for travel by both Kiwi travellers and overseas visitors coming to NZ over the Christmas holiday peak.

“On the back of last season’s high load factors we are upscaling our regular afternoon service to the larger aircraft while adding a further morning A340 service. Cathay Pacific will now offer 54,450 seats over the popular holiday period including the Chinese New Year peak which will ensure efficient operations for our long-haul passengers.”

Cathay Pacific will release competitive fares during the period allowing more New Zealanders access to travel through the Hong Kong world hub.


Pauline Ray, Corporate Communication Manager, T: 09 3772 907 pauline_ray@cathaypacific.com

Michelle Burgess, Assistant Marketing Services Mgr, T: 09 3790 833 michelle_burgess@cathaypacific.com