The popular flag carrier of Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific, is all set to resume direct operations to and from India, starting May 4, 2022.
Cathay Pacific has announced to resume its non-stop flights between Mumbai and Hong Kong from May 4 and, between Delhi and Hong Kong from May 6. This will provide Indian travellers direct access to the Chinese city in addition to onward connections to popular destinations including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, Melbourne, and Sydney.
The Hong Kong-based airline will deploy the Boeing B777-300 on its Indian routes, catering to the passenger traffic as well as the cargo demands. The aircraft, which can carry up to 35 tonnes cargo, is also configured with a three-class cabin, featuring 40 of the airline’s lie-flat Business class seats that include privacy partitions, adjustable lighting, expansive tables, power outlets, and one-click sitting and sleeping settings.
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Rakesh Raicar, Regional General Manager – South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Cathay Pacific, said, “In the last two years many enhancements have been introduced to our product and services. We believe the resumption from India will ignite a spark of excitement and will go a long way towards helping the Indian diaspora, particularly in India and Hong Kong, to once again connect with their loved ones.”
The Premium Economy class introduces a quieter cabin than Economy, comfort with priority boarding, spacious seats, and an outstanding inflight entertainment system. Meanwhile, Economy class provides enhanced comfort with its ergonomically designed seats with cushioning and an adjustable headrest providing maximum support.
Moreover, travellers can look forward to a significantly enriched inflight entertainment experience offering four times more content, including binge-worthy shows and movies under the HBO Max library, available across both cabin classes.
Customers transiting through Hong Kong or travelling beyond, can once again discover Cathay Pacific’s largest lounge, The Pier – Business, modelled after seminal Hong Kong experiences. Travellers can enjoy the city’s flavours and home comforts at the lounge’s signature Teahouse and the popular Noodle Bar.
As part of its efforts to enable a superior customer experience, Cathay Pacific introduced the ‘Fly Ready’ programme that allows guests to conveniently upload COVID-19 test results and other required health documents before their flight. Documents uploaded are verified ahead of time, allowing customers to have a seamless and hassle-free travel experience.