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Cathay Pacific to increase flights between Hyderabad and Hong Kong from June 2019

With an aim to grow its India network, Cathay Pacific has announced the launch of its fifth non-stop flight service from Hyderabad to Hong Kong. The carrier will begin its services effective from June 7, 2019. Cathay Pacific launched flights into Hyderabad with four flights a week in December 2012.

This service will be operated by Airbus A330-300 aircraft. It is a two cabin flight – the award winning flat bed in Business class and the popular Economy class. This flight will not only provide comfort and convenience, but also seamless connectivity through Hong Kong into various destinations in North America, China, Philippines, Australia, South Korea and Japan.

This service is designed to cater to travellers in business and leisure segments including corporates from the IT sector, people visiting friends and relatives and students. On the other hand, the cargo composition of the flights will be focused on IT, pharmaceuticals and textiles business.

Commenting on this announcement, Mark Sutch, regional general manager – South Asia, Middle East and Africa said, “Aviation has emerged as one of the fastest growing industries in India in recent years. The industry is expected to witness Rs. 35,000 crore (US$ 4.99 billion) investment in the next four years, which will further fuel its growth. Additionally, the Indian government is planning to invest US$ 1.83 billion for the development of airport infrastructure by 2026. This displays the country’s strong commitment and huge growth potential for the aviation industry in near future.”

“India has always been one of our key markets and with the additional flight starting from June 2019, we aim to further strengthen our network in the country. This will also help increase in capacity out of Hyderabad by approximately 14 per cent on passenger travel and 10 per cent for cargo shipment.” he added.

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