Cathay Pacific (CX) will start its thrice weekly service to Moscow from July 13, 2010. Flights, utilising an Airbus A340-300, will depart Hongkong Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday subject to government approval. The airline announced this new route over a month ago (see news).
CX chief executive Tony Tyler observed that since visa-free access, enjoyed by passport holders of the HKSAR and Russian Federation, was implemented, there has been a spike in the number of travellers. “Our new service will accelerate the development of ties between the two places,” he said.
The Moscow service is the carrier’s second new destination for the year. The new four-times-weekly Milan service commencing on March 28 is the first.
CX will also firm up services to three more destinations:
• Paris – three flights a week added for July and August 2010
• Singapore – four flights a week added in June and July 2010, becoming an additional daily flight from August 2010
• Bali – four flights a week added in July and August 2010
For more details, visit www.cathaypacific.com
Margie T Logarta