Cathay Pacific has unveiled the tentative schedule of its soon-to-be delivered Airbus A350-900 XWB, which will first serve regional destinations as part of the crew familiarisation phase, before being deployed on long-haul flights to London Gatwick from September 2.
The Oneworld member expects to take delivery of the modern Airbus aircraft at the end of April.
Regional A350 services will begin on May 1, with the aircraft scheduled to operate flights CX901/900 daily on the Hong Kong–Manila route, as well as flights CX400/405 on the Hong Kong–Taipei Taoyuan route.
The A350 will then be deployed on the Hong Kong–Bangkok route from July 1, and operate flights CX705/750 every Wednesday and Sunday; flights CX755/754 every Saturday; and flights CX751/708 every Sunday.
Also from July 1, the widebody Airbus jet will fly between Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh City on flights CX767/766 every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, along with flights CX799/764 every Saturday.
Then, from July 3, the A350 will serve flights between Hong Kong and Singapore every Sunday on flights CX635/636.
Crew familiarisation is expected to last for most of the summer, before the aircraft is redeployed onto long-haul routes.
Flights on the A350 are now available for booking through the Cathay Pacific website.
For more information, visit cathaypacific.com