Cathay Pacific and Qantas have expanded their partnership to encompass a new codeshare agreement covering 25 routes across Asia-Pacific, with members of the two carriers’ frequent-flyer programmes able to earn more status points on these flights than they would normally.
Beginning October 28, Cathay Pacific will place its CX code on 13 of Qantas’s domestic Australian routes, while Qantas will add its QF code to services operated by Cathay Pacific and its sister airline Cathay Dragon to 10 destinations across Asia. These include:
Cathay Pacific codeshare on Qantas-operated routes
- Adelaide-Melbourne, Sydney
- Alice Springs-Sydney
- Brisbane-Cairns, Melbourne, Sydney, Townsville
- Cairns-Melbourne, Sydney
Qantas codeshare on Cathay Pacific- and Cathay Dragon-operated routes
- Hong Kong-Bangalore, Mumbai, Calcutta, Delhi, Chennai, Colombo, Danang, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Yangon, Cairns, Perth
Tickets for these services will be available to purchase starting October 22.
It’s worth noting that since both Cathay Pacific and Qantas are members of the Oneworld Alliance, club points earning, miles accrual and redemption as well as lounge access is available across the two carriers’ networks for members of both airlines’ programmes.
However, Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club and Qantas Frequent Flyer members flying on these codeshare routes will be able to earn more Club Points and Qantas Points, respectively, allowing bookings on these flights to better propel members through their programme’s tiers.
Together the two carriers offer more than 100 flights per week between Hong Kong and Australia.
In related news, Qantas is currently offering first class deals for bookings on its flights between Hong Kong and Sydney until October 31. The airline plans to fly its Airbus A380 superjumbo, which carries the class, on the route from December 1, 2018 until March 28, 2019.
Meanwhile, the airline’s newest aircraft, the Boeing 787-9, is also set to make appearances over the coming months on Qantas’s flights to Hong Kong from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Cathay Pacific will also be boosting its Australia services this coming winter season, with a sixth daily flight set to be introduced on the airline’s Adelaide service from October 28 onwards.