Cathay Pacific (CX) will introduce a seasonal service between Hong Kong and Christchurch from December 1, 2017 until February 28, 2018.

The new service will link the two cities directly by air for the first time.

The non-stop Christchurch service will operate three times a week, with an A350 being used to serve the route.

The flight schedule is as follows:

Flight no From To Departure/Arrival Days of operation
CX123 HKG CHC 2045/1255+1


Wed, Fri, Sun


CX126 CHC HKG 1425/2055


Mon, Thu, Sat


The service will join CX’s current seasonal double-daily flights to Auckland and Air New Zealand’s daily service between Hong Kong and Auckland.

Tickets for the new route will go on sale later this week via both CX and Air New Zealand websites.

Cathay Pacific is in the process of expanding its long-haul network significantly. In March, the airline will commence a four-times-weekly service to Tel Aviv, while July sees the introduction of a four-times-weekly seasonal operation to Barcelona. These new services follow the addition of both Madrid and Gatwick in 2016.

The two airlines have also announced they will extend their strategic alliance partnership on services between Hong Kong and New Zealand for a further five years until 2022. and