Cathay Pacific adds flights to Melbourne and Brisbane
29 Aug 2002
Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that from October it will add four new flights a week from Hong Kong to Melbourne, creating a double daily every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The airline will also add an additional flight from Hong Kong to Brisbane.
Cathay Pacific currently operates a daily non-stop service between Hong Kong and Melbourne. The new flights, commencing 29 October will mark a more than 50 percent increase in the Melbourne - Hong Kong service and bring the total number of flights between the two cities to 11 a week. Flights from Melbourne have been scheduled to depart in the early morning and arrive in Hong Kong by mid afternoon, further enhancing passenger connections to destinations in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America.
The additional flight from Hong Kong to Brisbane will be a non-stop service commencing 31 October. It will operate every Thursday at the current departure time.
Augustus Tang, Cathay Pacific Director Corporate Planning, said: "We are very delighted to offer our passengers more choice and flexibility when making their travel plans. These additional flights from Melbourne will certainly boost connections at Cathay Pacific's Hong Kong hub and further enhance Hong Kong 's position as the region's leading aviation hub."
Mr Tang added: "We are also pleased to offer passengers an additional flight to Brisbane. The added non-stop service, will help our passengers save time and provide them a seamless journey from Hong Kong."
Melbourne flight scheudle is as follows (additional flights in bold text
|CX115|| Hong Kong - Melbourne||19:25||07:25 + 1||Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat|
|CX105|| Hong Kong - Melbourne|| 23:35|| 11:40 + 1|| Daily Ex Tue, Sat|
|CX105||Hong Kong - Adelaide - Melbourne|| 23:35 (HK)|
11:50 + 1 (ADL)
| 13:35 + 1 (MEL)||Tue, Sat|
|CX114|| Melbourne -|
| 08:45||14:50||Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun|
|CX104 ||Melbourne - Hong Kong|| 14:55||21:00||Daily|
Brisbane flight schedule is as follows (additional flights in bold text
| Flight|| Route|| Departure|
| CX103|| Hong Kong - Brisbane|| 23:50|| 10:35 + 1 || Tue, Thu, Fri|
| CX103|| Hong Kong - Cairns - Brisbane|| 23:50 (HKG)|
10:20 + 1 (CNS)
| 12:30 + 1|| Wed, Sat|
| CX102|| Brisbane - Cairns -|
| 12:05 (HKG)|
| 20:35|| Wed, Sat|
| CX102|| Brisbane - Hong Kong|| 13:50|| 20:35|| Sun, Thu, Fri|