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Cathay Pacific Airways will launch a seasonal non-stop service to Cape Town later this year, directly linking this popular business and tourism destination with Hong Kong for the very first time. The three-times-weekly service, which will operate from 13th November 2018 to 18th February 2019, will complement Cathay Pacific's existing daily non-stop flights to Johannesburg, and will be operated by state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

Cathay Pacific has also commenced a codeshare arrangement with Air Astana, the flag carrier of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Commencing in March, Cathay Pacific is now placing its "CX" code on Air Astana's non-stop flights between Hong Kong and its home port of Almaty, as well as on connecting services between Almaty and Astana, the Kazakh capital. Subject to government approval, Cathay Pacific will also codeshare on Air Astana's services between Bangkok and Almaty and Seoul and Almaty, giving customers additional options for travel between Hong Kong and Kazakhstan. Air Astana will place its "KC" code on selected Cathay Pacific services operating between Hong Kong and Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Singapore.

Richard Ledger (Left), Vice President Marketing and Sales at Air Astana and Ronald Lam, Cathay Pacific Director Commercial and Cargo.
Richard Ledger (Left), Vice President Marketing and Sales at Air Astana and Ronald Lam, Cathay Pacific Director Commercial and Cargo.


Closer to home, Cathay Pacific has commenced a codeshare arrangement with Macao ferry operator Cotai Water Jet. The "CX" code now appears on Cotai Water Jet services operating between Hong Kong International Airport ("HKIA") and the Taipa Ferry Terminal in Macao. The partnership allows Cathay Pacific customers travelling to Macao to enjoy the convenience of checkthrough baggage and a choice of six daily direct Cotai Water Jet sailings departing from the SkyPier at HKIA.

Meanwhile, in March, Cathay Dragon launched a new four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Jinan, the capital of Shandong province. Complementing the airline's existing flights to Qingdao, the new Jinan service will be operated by the airline's fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-class configuration.

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