Cathay Pacific boosts frequencies to Adelaide, Frankfurt, Madrid and Tokyo

by James Wilkinson

Cathay Pacific is set to boost flights from Hong Kong to Adelaide, Frankfurt, Madrid and Tokyo on the back of increased demand.

“Our customers have spoken, and we have listened,” the airline said. “Not only are we adding more and more destinations to our already expansive global network*, we are also increasing the frequency of services on some of our most popular routes across three continents to give our passengers more choice and greater options.”

Frankfurt goes 10 times weekly
Currently served daily from Hong Kong, Cathay is going to be adding an additional three weekly flights to the German commercial and cultural hub from 31 March 2019, departing Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Flight CX283 leaves Hong Kong at 12:30, arriving into Frankfurt at 18:40. The late evening return departure of CX282, meanwhile, allows customers to maximise their time on their final day in Europe. These additional flights will be operated by Airbus A350-900 aircraft, which feature Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins, Wi-Fi connectivity and our latest inflight entertainment system across all three classes.

Six weekly flights now to Adelaide
The cosmopolitan South Australian capital is the gateway to the state’s flourishing wine region – and Cathay Pacific will be raising a glass to the addition of a sixth weekly flight from Hong Kong starting 28 October 2018. As well as providing the extra service, which will be operated by Airbus A330-300 aircraft, the airline will be introducing a new schedule to Adelaide, which sees three weekly flights departing Hong Kong overnight, and three in the morning hours. From Adelaide, return flights will move from an early morning departure to afternoons and late evenings. “This split schedule gives customers greater choice and improved connectivity to and from European destinations via our Hong Kong hub,” Cathay Pacific said.

Madrid to go daily
The elegant boulevards, world-class restaurants, historic museums and charming neighbourhoods of the Spanish capital are going to be more accessible than ever before next summer. Between June and October 2019, Cathay Pacific is going to be adding two weekly flights between Hong Kong and Madrid – on Mondays and Wednesdays; turning this five-times-weekly service into a daily operation. The new flights will be operated by our Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

Topping up Tokyo
On the back of increasing customer demand, Cathay Pacific will be introducing an additional daily non-stop flight to Tokyo (Narita) from 28 October 2018. Flight CX526 will depart Hong Kong at 0810, arriving into the Japanese capital at 1310. The return service, CX527, leaves at 1420, arriving into Hong Kong at 1845.