Cathay Pacific to fly nonstop from Hong Kong to Cape Town

  • Travel
  • Thursday, 15 Mar 2018

Cathay Pacific will launch a seasonal non-stop service to Cape Town later this year, directly linking the popular tourism destination with Hong Kong for the very first time. Photo: Cathay Pacific

Travelling between Hong Kong and Cape Town, South Africa, will become more convenient with the introduction of a seasonal nonstop service by Cathay Pacific later this year.

The three-times-weekly service, beginning from Nov 13 this year and continuing until Feb 18, 2019, will complement the Hong Kong flag carrier’s existing daily nonstop flights to Johannesburg and will be operated by Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

Cathay Pacific chief executive officer Rupert Hogg said in a press release that the new service will create new opportunities for business, trade and tourism. He added that it will provide an additional option for South African-based travellers looking to fly on Cathay Pacific to Asia and beyond via Hong Kong.

Apart from that, it will allow travel to the scenic Western Cape throughout the southern hemisphere’s peak summer months.

Cape Town
Aerial view of Cape Town with Cape Town Stadium, Lion's Head and the lovely Table Mountain. Photo: Cathay Pacific

Cape Town, a major financial and business services centre and also the gateway to the Western Cape’s wine and agricultural region, is set against the backdrop of the famous Table Mountain plateau. Its long list of incredible attractions make it a true multicultural marvel.

From jaw-dropping scenery to centuries-old architecture contrasting with minimalist modern designs, bustling Cape Town encompasses it all. Its lively harbour and streets house nightlife and fashionable storefronts, and its beaches and mountainous surroundings are bursting with flora and fauna.

The Cathay Pacific group has expanded its network significantly in recent times. In 2017, services to Tel Aviv in Israel, Barcelona in Spain, and Christchurch in New Zealand were launched, while this January saw the inaugural service to Nanning in China begin.

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