Cathay Dragon will have soon have access to three new destinations in mainland China when its expanded codeshare agreement with Shenzhen Airlines kicks in next month.

Starting July 11, the regional Hong Kong-based carrier will place its KA code on Shenzhen Airlines’ flights between Hong Kong and Yantai, Jinan and Harbin, adding to the two carriers’ existing codeshare on flights between Hong Kong and Jinjiang. Cathay Dragon passengers flying to these destinations via Hong Kong will also have access to checked-through baggage services.

Shenzhen Airlines, meanwhile, will begin placing its ZH code on Cathay Dragon’s flights between Hong Kong and Nanjing and Xi’an.

Effective the same day, the mainland Chinese carrier will also allow Asia Miles accrual and redemption on a number of its domestic services, as well as some between mainland China and Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

Shenzhen Airlines general manager of international and FFP affairs and cooperation, Ma Yunchun, said: “As an airline rooted in Shenzhen and growing up alongside the special economic zone, Shenzhen Airlines is proud to play a role in facilitating the city’s international trade and cultural exchanges.

“In addition, Shenzhen Airlines is continuously strengthening its presence within international aviation networks; this process has been boosted with a new image for the airline. We sincerely welcome Asia Miles members to fly with Shenzhen Airlines to not only experience and enjoy our convenient services and excellent hospitality, but also be able to earn and redeem award miles, which will make their journeys more rewarding.”

Asia Miles is the earning and redemption loyalty programme of Cathay Dragon and Cathay Pacific – not to be confused with its Marco Polo Club frequent-flyer programme that governs status accrual, benefits and lounge access. The programme currently has more than nine million members and over 700 programme partners worldwide.;;