Starting October 11, Cathay Pacific will fly direct between Bengaluru and Hong Kong with two weekly non-stop flights. Passengers travelling from the IT hub of India to Hong Kong will get benefitted from the launch of this new non-stop route.
The introduction of Cathay Pacific in the city will enhance India’s direct connectivity with Hong Kong and connect customers to popular destinations such as the USA, Australia, Japan, the Philippines and more.
“We are delighted to once again serve the residents of Bengaluru. As a group, we have had a long-standing history with the city and now we will be taking to the skies from the third-largest airport in India – Kempegowda International Airport on 11 October with Cathay Pacific.”Rakesh Raicar, Regional General Manager, South Asia, Middle East and Africa.
“A wide-body aircraft on this route will not only cater to the travel needs of corporate and leisure travellers but provide each segment with a cabin of choice and allow them to travel with enhanced comfort to Hong Kong and beyond. Moreover, launching Cathay Pacific in the city also gives us an opportunity to service our customers and partners, whilst providing them with a comfortable and a premium experience on our world-class products.
Hong Kong is a key business and leisure destination and BLR Airport being the ‘New Gateway to India’, is delighted to have the Cathay Pacific group once again connecting Bengaluru to Hong Kong and beyond. It gives us immense pleasure to welcome their wide-body Boeing 777-300 aircraft that offers premium connectivity for passengers and cargo to multiple destinations in the Far East. It’s always been our endeavour to explore new partnerships and establish enhanced connectivity. With Cathay Pacific, we hope to grow stronger as a preferred hub for One World alliance partners with eight carriers choosing Bengaluru as their Southern India gateway.”Satyaki Raghunath, Chief Strategy and Development Officer, Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL)
The aircraft is configured with a three-class cabin configuration featuring Economy, Premium Economy and Business class, thus offering customers an array of cabin options to choose from that suits their needs.
According to the information on Cathay’s official website, CX623 departs from Hong Kong at 20:55 on Mondays and Thursdays and arrives in Bengaluru at 00:20 the following day. Every Tuesday and Friday at 01:20, the same aircraft will depart Bengaluru and arrive in Hong Kong at 09:50.
This comes as the airline plans to restart operations from Bengaluru after they were temporarily suspended because of the pandemic.