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Oneworld alliance member and Qantas partner Cathay Pacific will boost its flights between Adelaide and Hong Kong with the addition of a fifth weekly non-stop service.
From December 2 2015, CX174 from Adelaide will run on Thursdays in addition to the previous Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday departures, leaving the South Australian capital at 7:45am to reach Hong Kong at 2pm.
On the return, CX173 gains a Wednesday flight to join frequencies on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, with a tweaked departure time of 7:05pm ahead of an arrival into Adelaide of 6:20am the following morning.
Cathay Pacific previously trimmed its Adelaide route from daily to four-times-weekly, but in doing so made every remaining flight a non-stop service to ditch the previous Melbourne detour.
“Since we introduced our new schedule in early April last year which provides better connections, particularly to the UK and Chinese destinations, we have seen demand surge,” said Nelson Chin, Cathay Pacific’s General Manager Southwest Pacific.
“Our flights have been very popular and we have seen increased numbers of tourists into Adelaide from mainland China, as well as South Australians taking advantage of the fast connections to China, Asia, London and North America via Hong Kong,” he added.
Cathay Pacific also features a number of South Australian products on board including a Jurlique skincare range in the business class amenity kits, Maggie Beer ice cream and both Dandelion Vineyards and D’Arenburg wines.
Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn and redeem points when travelling with Cathay Pacific, while Gold, Platinum and Platinum One cardholders and other Oneworld Sapphire and Emerald members also enjoy perks such as airport lounge access, priority check-in and priority boarding.
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