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Cathay Pacific adds fifth daily flight to London Heathrow

06 Feb 2013

Cathay Pacific Adds Fifth Daily Flight to London Heathrow
Hong Kong Carrier Redefining Convenience in Long-Haul Markets


Cathay Pacific Airways today announced a fifth daily return flight between its Hong Kong hub and London Heathrow, scheduled to debut on 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.”

In addition to the 35 frequencies a week to London the new flight brings, Cathay Pacific offers 25 flights a week to New York City and 17 to Los Angeles.  Both routes are planned to gain additional frequencies in 2013.  Even in medium-haul markets such as Sydney and Melbourne, Cathay Pacific offers 28 and 21 flights a week, respectively.

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

LONDON (LHR) (Summer Schedule 2013)

Flight no.

From

To

Departure / Arrival

Days of operation

CX255

HKG

LHR

0035/0620

Daily

CX257

HKG

LHR

1005/1600

Daily

#CX239

HKG

LHR

1025/1615

Daily

CX253

HKG

LHR

1440/2030

Daily

CX251

HKG

LHR

2355/0540+1

Daily

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

# Newly added flights.  To be commenced on 27 June 2013