Cathay Pacific adds fifth daily Hong Kong-London flight

By David Flynn, May 23 2013
Cathay Pacific adds fifth daily Hong Kong-London flight

Cathay Pacific will boost flights between Hong Kong and the UK next month with the debut of a fifth daily service to Heathrow.

The move not only capitalises on growth on the Hong Kong - London route but should help Cathay tap Australian travellers looking for alternative ways to reach London following the shift of Qantas' hub from Singapore to Dubai.

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Commencing June 27th, the new service will use Cathay's Boeing 777-300ER with the airline's latest business class and premium economy seating.

However, there's a bit of a wrinkle in planning your itinerary from Australia to dovetail into the new Hong Kong flight.

On Tuesday through Saturday it runs as CX239 and leaves Hong Kong at 10.25am; but on Sunday and Monday, it departs at 12.20am (and changes its flight number to CX237).

Arrival times into Heathrow are 4.15pm for CX239 and 6.20am for CX237.

The ex-London leg CX238 is locked into the same departure time every day, that being 10.35pm from Heathrow to reach Hong Kong at 5.20pm the next day.

The Hong Kong stopovers in each direction of your journey will afford you the chance to visit Cathay's flagship The Wing lounge, using either the First Class or Business Class sections depending on your class of travel or frequent flyer status.

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

23 Aug 2012

Total posts 130

This sounds like good news as it gives travellers more OW choices when flying to LHR.

QantasFF Platinum

16 Feb 2012

Total posts 153

This is excellent 1-stop CX option for Adelaide bound pax, due to QF not flying direct SIN-ADL anymore.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

01 May 2012

Total posts 122

Good news, Cathay showing how it's done, making in-roads quickly especially where QF has vacated with superior product, service and extended flight options.

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