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QANTAS and Cathay Pacific to code share

"Official airline partner of Sydney Mardi Gras"

The two airlines have jointly announced:

Cathay Pacific Airways and QANTAS Airways customers are set to benefit from a new codeshare agreement that leverages the strengths of each carrier’s regional networks and provides more options for customers traveling between Australia and Asia.

The codeshare agreement will see QANTAS add its code to Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon’s services within Asia from Hong Kong to 10 cities across India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Vietnam, and on Cathay Pacific’s long-haul services from Hong Kong to Perth and Cairns*.

In turn, Cathay Pacific will add its code to 13 routes on QANTAS’ domestic network in Australia*.

Customers of both airlines will also have increased opportunities to earn frequent flyer points through their respective loyalty programs.

QANTAS Frequent Flyer members will be able to earn more QANTAS Points and status credits when traveling on the QANTAS-coded flights. Similarly, Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club members will earn more Club Points when travelling on a Cathay Pacific-coded flight.

Cathay Pacific and QANTAS together operate more than 100 services a week between Hong Kong and Australia. As oneworld alliance partners, eligible customers will continue to enjoy access to both Cathay Pacific and QANTAS lounges in Australia and Hong Kong, as well as other oneworld associated lounges across both airlines broader networks.

Tickets for the codeshare services will be available for sale from October 22, 2018, for travel from October 28, 2018.

*Flights subject to regulatory approval.

Codeshare routes

Qantas codeshare on Cathay Pacific / Cathay Dragon routes

Between Hong Kong and Asia

  • Hong Kong – Bangalore, India
  • Hong Kong – Mumbai, India
  • Hong Kong – Calcutta, India
  • Hong Kong – Delhi, India
  • Hong Kong – Chennai, India
  • Hong Kong – Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Hong Kong – Danang, Vietnam
  • Hong Kong – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Hong Kong – Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Hong Kong – Yangon, Myanmar

Between Hong Kong and Australia

  • Hong Kong – Cairns
  • Hong Kong – Perth

Cathay Pacific codeshare on Qantas domestic routes

  • Adelaide-Melbourne
  • Adelaide-Sydney
  • Alice Springs-Sydney
  • Brisbane-Cairns
  • Brisbane-Melbourne
  • Brisbane-Sydney
  • Brisbane – Townsville
  • Canberra-Melbourne
  • Cairns-Melbourne
  • Cairns-Sydney
  • Darwin-Perth
  • Hobart-Melbourne
  • Melbourne-Sydney

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the two airlines): QANTAS Airways Airbus A330-303 VH-QPJ (msn 712) (Sydney Mardi Gras) SYD (John Adlard). Image: 937063.

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Cathay Dragon to operate between Hong Kong and Tokushima in Japan

Cathay Dragon Airbus A320-232 B-HSN (msn 2428) HKG (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 936007.

The Cathay Pacific Group will introduce a scheduled seasonal service from Hong Kong to Tokushima in Japan, as its record-breaking year of network expansion continues.

The new two-times-weekly service to Tokushima, gateway to the island destination of Shikoku, is the 10th route that the Group will have launched in 2018.

The route will operated by Cathay Dragon between December 19, 2018 and March 30, 2019 using Airbus A320 aircraft.

Cathay Dragon has operated charter flights to Tokushima at peak holiday periods in the past and the introduction of a scheduled service underlines the Group’s commitment to this increasingly popular region and Japan as a whole.

Together, Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon currently fly to six destinations in Japan, and the addition of Tokushima to the network gives customers a new region of the country to explore. Open-jaw tickets are available through http://www.cathaypacific.com, meaning customers can also choose to fly to Tokushima and return to Hong Kong from another Japanese gateway (or vice versa).

Already this year, the Cathay Pacific Group has launched services to Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Nanning and Jinan. Other new routes to take-off this year include Washington DC (on 15 September), Davao City, Medan (both October) and Cape Town (November).

Savour the sights of Shikoku

Blessed with a beautiful coastline and scenic mountain ranges that stretch right across the island, Shikoku has made a name for itself among lovers of the great outdoors and is especially popular with self-drive visitors looking to discover rural Japan. Surfers head to Kaifu Point for some of the country’s biggest waves, while the Yoshino River is famous for quality and size of its rapids, making white-water rafting one of the most popular activities in the area.

Culturally-minded visitors find delight in the Otsuka Museum of Art, the largest permanent exhibition space in Japan, whilst the many Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines that dot the region are another draw. The island is also synonymous with fabulous cuisine. Tokushima ramen noodles are justifiably renowned throughout the country, as is Awa odori, lean, free-range chicken which is traditionally grilled.

The waters to the south of the island, meanwhile, are notable for providing some of the world’s freshest abalone and tiger prawns.

Details of the new Tokushima service:

Flight no From To Departure/Arrival Days of operation
KA 322 HKG TKS 0930/1400 Wednesday, Saturday
KA 323 TKS HKG 1630/2010 Wednesday
KA 323 TKS HKG 1700/2100 Saturday
Top Copyright Photo (all others by Cathay Pacific/Cathay Dragon): Cathay Dragon Airbus A320-
232 B-HSN (msn 2428) HKG (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 936007.
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Finnair starts codeshare cooperation with Cathay Dragon and extends its network in Asia

Delivered on April 4, 2017

Finnair and Cathay Pacific Airlines, based in Hong Kong, have agreed on a new codeshare cooperation on the routes operated by Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific Airline’s affiliate, between Hong Kong and selected destinations in Asia. The new codeshare agreement adds four new destinations to Finnair’s network in Asia.

From June 15, 2018 onwards Finnair customers can connect with Cathay Dragon’s flights from Hong Kong to

  • Hanoi and Danang, Vietnam
  • Yangon, Myanmar
  • Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Cambodia

These new codeshare-flights can be booked from June 5, 2018.

In addition, subject to regulatory approval, from July 11, 2018 Finnair customers can connect from Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur. Flights to Kuala Lumpur can be booked from June 28, 2018 onwards.

Finnair customers can enjoy oneworld privileges and earn and redeem frequent flyer points also on Cathay Dragon’s flights.

In other news, Finnair will start the Helsinki – Hannover route with Embraer 190s on April 29, 2019.

Copyright Photo: Finnair Airbus A350-941 OH-LWH (msn 097) LHR (SPA). Image: 941729.

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Cathay Dragon celebrates the launch of services to Jinan

Cathay Dragon Airbus A320-232 B-HSO (msn 4023) HKG (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 935958.

The Cathay Pacific Group celebrated the launch of its four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Jinan in Shandong province, further strengthening its network in mainland China.

The new service to the ‘City of Springs’ complements the existing ten weekly flights to Qingdao, providing more options for travellers to and from Shandong. The flight is operated by Cathay Dragon’s Airbus A320 aircraft in a two class configuration.

At a ceremony held on March 26, 2018, Cathay Pacific Chief Customer and Commercial Officer Paul Loo expressed his gratitude to the ceremony’s guest of honour, Mr Li Zijun, Deputy Mayor of Jinan City.

 

2018 is set to be a year of considerable expansion for the Cathay Pacific Group. In addition to Jinan and Nanning in mainland China, new services to Brussels have also been launched, with Copenhagen, Dublin, Washington DC and Cape Town all coming online in the coming months.

Copyright Photo: Cathay Dragon Airbus A320-232 B-HSO (msn 4023) HKG (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 935958.

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