|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||6 February 2013|
Cathay Pacific Airways today announced a fifth daily return flight between its Hong Kong hub and London Heathrow, scheduled to debut on 27 June 2013. The additional flight further demonstrates Cathay Pacific's commitment to serve key long-haul markets around the globe with multiple frequencies offering maximum customer choice.
Cathay Pacific Chief Executive John Slosar said: "We are offering our customers the best of all worlds. First, products that are second to none including our new long-haul Business Class, winner of the Skytrax Best Business Class in the world award. Second, people and service that have earned us recognition as a five-star airline. And third, the choice to travel when it is convenient with multiple frequencies throughout the day."
In addition to the 35 frequencies a week to London the new flight brings, Cathay Pacific offers 25 flights a week to New York City and 17 to Los Angeles. Both routes are planned to gain additional frequencies in 2013. Even in medium-haul markets such as Sydney and Melbourne, Cathay Pacific offers 28 and 21 flights a week, respectively.
Mr. Slosar added: "Whether getting passengers to their destinations on a nonstop flight or connections via our convenient, world renowned hub in Hong Kong, we are working to expand the network in a way that brings additional flight options to our customers. It is just another way we are giving passengers more reasons to choose Cathay Pacific."
The upcoming fifth London Heathrow frequency will be operated with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Across the five daily flights, the airline will offer a mix of First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class seating, each complemented by the airline's award-winning service.
Premium Economy Class continues to grow in popularity on the London route and the new flight will add approximately 1,000 extra Premium Economy Class seats each way to the market every month.
Cathay Pacific began serving London in 1980. Details of the new flight are included in the schedule below (All times local):
LONDON (LHR) (Summer Schedule 2013)
# Newly added flights. To be commenced on 27 June 2013
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