Cathay Pacific Plans First Ever Hong Kong To Barcelona Service

January 13, 2017

NewsStandOnline.Net (12-January-2017): Cathay Pacific will offer a four times weekly service between its Hong Kong International Airport hub and Barcelona from July 2, 2017, subject to final government approval, continuing through the peak travel months until October 27, 2017. This will be the first ever non-stop offering between Hong Kong and Barcelona.

Asian carrier Cathay Pacific is to further expand its operations in Europe with the introduction of a link between Hong Kong and Barcelona, the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region and host city for this year’s World Routes.

The new seasonal route, which complements its recently established flights to Madrid, has been made possible by the introduction of the Airbus A350-900 into the airline’s fleet, allowing it serve new long-haul markets more efficiently.

Cathay Pacific will offer a four times weekly service between its Hong Kong International Airport hub and Barcelona from July 2, 2017, subject to final government approval, continuing through the peak travel months until October 27, 2017. This will be the first ever non-stop offering between Hong Kong and Barcelona.

Cathay Pacific To Introduce First Ever Hong Kong To Barcelona Service

“Barcelona is a great city for its tourism and rich culture that attracts visitors from around the world. We’re excited to offer the first-ever direct link between Hong Kong and Barcelona, which follows the launch of our Madrid service last year,” said Ivan Chu, chief executive officer, Cathay Pacific.

“This new summer service reflects our commitment to grow the Cathay Pacific network and offer customers more choice. This further strengthens Hong Kong’s status as one of the world’s most important aviation hubs,” he added.

Cathay Pacific says that alongside providing business and leisure passengers with the fastest, most direct option to Spain’s second most populous city, the new service will also provide passengers from the Iberian Peninsula easier access to key destinations in Asia and Southwest Pacific through the airline’s hub in Hong Kong.

The airline made its debut in the Spanish market in June 2016 when it introduced its four times weekly Hong Kong – Madrid link.