Cathay Pacific Group network growth continues

posted on 26th November 2018 by Justin Burns
Cathay Pacific Group network growth continues

The Cathay Pacific Group through Cathay Pacific Airways and regional arm Cathay Dragon continues to grow its network from Hong Kong with the launch of new services to three new destinations – Davao City, Medan and Cape Town.

Launched on 28 October, the Cathay Dragon four-weekly service heralds the first time that the Philippine city of Davao, the largest on the island of Mindanao, has been directly linked to Hong Kong by air.

The route has got off to an especially strong start and an additional weekly frequency has been added throughout December and January on the back of robust demand.

Davao City is the fourth destination in the Philippines to be served by the Cathay Pacific Group, following Manila, Cebu and Clark.

On 29 October, Cathay Dragon’s new three times weekly service to Medan, the capital of Indonesia’s North Sumatra province, got underway. Medan is the fourth city in Indonesia to be served by the Cathay Pacific Group, following Jakarta, Denpasar (Bali) and Surabaya.

Cathay Pacific’s inaugural flight to Cape Town took-off on 13 November. The three times weekly seasonal service, which runs until 18 February 2019, makes Cape Town the second Cathay Pacific destination in South Africa (after Johannesburg) and is the only non-stop flight to connect the Western Cape with East Asia.

More are set to follow as next month will see a new seasonal Cathay Dragon service to the Japanese city of Tokushima and Cathay Pacific’s new non-stop services to Seattle will start in March.