The three-times-weekly service, from 13 November 2018 to 18 February 2019, will complement Cathay Pacific’s existing daily non-stop flights to Johannesburg and will be operated by state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
“We are very pleased to be able to expand our services in Africa, a booming aviation market,” said Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Rupert Hogg.
“Growing our reach to destinations that are not otherwise served from Hong Kong creates considerable new opportunities for business, trade and tourism, in addition to strengthening our home hub.”
Cathay Pacific’s new Airbus A350-900 will fly to Cape Town
He added that the new service will meet customer demand for travel to the scenic Western Cape throughout the southern hemisphere’s peak summer months, as well as provide an additional option for South African-based travellers looking to fly on Cathay Pacific to Asia and beyond via Hong Kong.
The Cathay Pacific group has expanded its network significantly in recent times. In 2017, services to Tel Aviv, Barcelona and Christchurch were launched, while this January saw the inaugural service to Nanning. Other regional and international routes to commence in 2018 include Jinan and Brussels (March), Copenhagen (May), Dublin (June) and Washington DC (September).
Business Class on the Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-900
Cape Town, a major financial and business services centre and also the gateway to the Western Cape’s flourishing wine and agricultural region, is set against the backdrop of the famous Table Mountain plateau and its enviably long list incredible attractions make it a true multicultural marvel.
From jaw-dropping scenery to centuries-old architecture contrasting with minimalist modern design, bustling Cape Town encompasses it all. Its lively harbour and streets house nightlife and storefronts, and its beaches and mountainous surroundings are bursting with flora and fauna.