Cathay Pacific begins new A350 service from Gatwick to Hong Kong

2 Sep 2016 by Tom Otley
Cathay Pacific A350 flying

Cathay Pacific has begun its new four-times-weekly service from London Gatwick to Hong Kong.

The service complements Cathay’s five-times-daily service from London Heathrow and has been chosen as one of the first long-haul routes for Cathay’s new A350-900 aircraft.

This is the third of Gatwick’s Chinese services, with flights also to Chongqing, the commercial capital of Southwest China, and Tianjin, China’s third biggest city.

Guy Stephenson, Chief Commercial Officer, Gatwick Airport, said:

“Hong Kong is the premier gateway to China and we are delighted to welcome Cathay Pacific – one of the World’s premier airlines – to Gatwick.

“The new flights mark an important milestone in the growth of the Gatwick long-haul network, which now more than ever provides the UK economy with vital routes into the world’s most important markets.”

Cathay Pacific’s General Manager Europe, Neil Glenn said:

“We are committed to providing our passengers with greater choice and flexibility, and this new non-stop service from Gatwick to Hong Kong is testament to this.  With 2016 marking Cathay Pacific’s 70th anniversary, we are proud to now offer passengers three non-stop routes from the UK to Hong Kong, and then beyond.”

The summer schedule is

Flight no From To Departure/Arrival Days of operation
CX344 LGW HKG 1240/0705+1 Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun
CX343 HKG LGW 0055/0630 Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun

Winter schedule in 2016

Flight no From To Departure/Arrival Days of operation
CX344 LGW HKG 1135/0705+1 Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun
CX343 HKG LGW 0055/0550 Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun

Cathay Pacific currently has a sale on flights to all destinations in all economy, premium economy and business class.

For more details, see

Cathay Pacific sale

To see more from the day, including a tour of the aircraft

The big picture: Cathay Pacific A350-900


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