Cathay Pacific, the flag carrier of Hong Kong, has decided to increase its frequency of flights to India, connecting Chennai. The airline currently runs four weekly flights on the route. From September 1, it will become a daily service.
Come September, flyers will be able to take advantage of Cathay Pacific’s increase in frequency of flights to India, connecting Hong Kong and Chennai. Currently, the flag carrier of Hong Kong offers four flights a week on the route which will be expanded to a daily service.
Airline’s Hong Kong and Chennai services will be increased from 1st September 2012 and are sure to please budget holiday makers looking for cheap flight deals as more the number of flights better the chances of netting tickets on inbound and outbound cheap flights to India.
Airline’s press release said the rise in the services of Cathay Pacific on the route highlights the airline’s belief in the near and long term potential of the Indian market.
Chennai remains a popular holiday and business destination in India and is considered a significant market for Cathay Pacific. The airline has been operating flights to this South Indian hub since June 2008.
Along with the sister carrier Dragonair, Cathay Pacific operates a total of 35 passenger flights per week between Hong Kong and the four major Indian gateways of Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru.
Tom Wright, General Manager South Asia, Middle East and Africa said: “We are delighted to announce the increase in frequency of our flights between Chennai and Hong Kong. This will enable us to provide passengers with greater flexibility for travel from Chennai to Hong Kong and onward to other destinations, specifically Mainland China, Asia, North America and Australia.
“Hong Kong has long been an important destination for both business and leisure travellers from Chennai, and the addition of more Cathay Pacific flights will further enhance ties between the two cities. Demand to and from India in general has held up remarkably well, despite the challenges we are facing in our network as a whole. We expect a good response to this increase of flights,” he continued.