Hong Kong’s flag carrier, Cathay Pacific has announced to start flights to India connecting Hyderabad and Hong Kong four times a week, from December 2012. The city will be the sixth destination in India to be served by the carrier.
Holidaymakers from the UK and rest of the Europe planning to book flights to Hong Kong will soon be able to take an en route stopover at India’s culturally rich city, Hyderabad.
Hong Kong’s national carrier, Cathay Pacific has announced introduction of its new direct flight to India connecting Hyderabad and Hong Kong. The flights are scheduled to operate from December 2012, revealed online sources.
The airline will deploy A330-300 aircraft to operate four weekly flights on the route and will feature 44 business class and 267 economy class seats.
The introductory flight from Hong Kong will arrive at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport on December 01, 2012.
Hyderabad will be the sixth destination in India to be served by Cathay Pacific. The airline already operates flights to India connecting Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai while its fully-owned short-haul operator, Dragonair offers flights to Bangalore and is ready to connect to Kolkata from November 2, 2012.
Tom Wright, General Manager, South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Cathay Pacific, said, “We are extremely excited to announce expansion of our operations in Hyderabad, thereby reinforcing the potential of the Indian market. With our award-winning products and services, will be able to offer world class experience to business and leisure travellers from Hyderabad.”
He further added, “With the development of IT industry and pharmaceutical companies in and around the city, Hyderabad is one of the fastest growing markets with corporate and student traffic along with huge potential for leisure travel.”
With the airline’s newest flights, its total number of flights to India will increase to 46 flights per week.