By Claire Ferris-Lay
Hong Kong airline set to fly four times to emirate, boosting UAE flights to 18 weekly
Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s flagship carrier, will add four flights a
week to Abu Dhabi from Hong Kong as part of its global expansion plan, the
airline announced on Tuesday.
The move will see the carrier, which currently operates twice daily
flights to Dubai, offer a total of eighteen flights a week from June 2, 2011.
“We already have a significant presence in both the Middle East and the
United States, and these new destinations will help to meet demand for both
business and leisure travel to and from Hong Kong,” Tony Tyler, chief executive
of Cathay Pacific, said in a statement.
The service, which will be
operated by an Airbus A330-300 aircraft, will depart to and from Abu Dhabi on
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
The airline will also expand its network across North America with a
daily flight from to Chicago, launching on
1 September 2011, and increase the number of routes to New York and Toronto.