Cathay Pacific Airways announced today it will boost capacity on the Sydney-Hong Kong route by moving a second of its four daily flights from an Airbus A330 aircraft to the larger Boeing 777-300ER from 1 October 2015.
The latest increase will add an extra eight per cent capacity growth to the route, lifting the growth on the airline’s Sydney-Hong service to 18 per cent for 2015.
The Boeing 777 will be deployed on the daily CX100 flight which currently departs Sydney at 1540 and arrives into Hong Kong at 2200; CX101 then departs Hong Kong at 2355 and arrives into Sydney at 1205 the next day. This move follows the daily deployment of the first 777-300ER earlier this year on CX138/139 which arrives and departs Hong Kong in the morning.
Cathay Pacific’s General Manager Southwest Pacific, Nelson Chin, said, “The two 777-300ER flights cater to the increasing demand from our passengers wanting the best morning or night connections to our large network, which includes our newest destinations Manchester, Zurich, Boston, and Dusseldorf. It also serves those who simply wish to make the most of a whole day’s work in Hong Kong.
Cathay Pacific currently operates 74 passenger flights a week between Hong Kong and Australia, with over 22 years of continuous services to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide and Perth. The airline celebrated 40 years of continuous non-stop service to Sydney last year, and will mark 45 years of service to Perth this year.