Cathay Pacific goes daily from Perth to Hong Kong

Jetting off to Hong Kong and beyond is now even easier for West Australians.

By Chris Ashton, February 2 2024
Cathay Pacific goes daily from Perth to Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific is returning to daily flights between Perth and Hong Kong from today, with the move, less than two months after its last increase from three to six times a week, a sign of growing confidence from the Oneworld member.  

CX140 jets out of Perth at 12:10am, reaching Hong Kong at 7:45am; the CX171 return leaves Hong Kong at 3:10pm those same six days, arriving into Perth at 10:50pm.

Taking wing on a Boeing 777, passengers have a choice of 59 flat-bed business class seats plus a score of premium economy recliners, if that’s where you choose to be for the eight-hour journey.

The 777 business class comprises 40 lie-flat beds in a 1-2-1 layout.
The 777 business class comprises 40 lie-flat beds in a 1-2-1 layout.

Departing Perth Terminal 1, where there are presently no international Oneworld lounges available, business class passengers instead receive access to the independent Aspire Lounge, located between Gates 53 and 54 on Level 3.

In Hong Kong, business class passengers and frequent flyers have their pick of Cathay’s five Hong Kong lounges – The Wing First (home to private cabana suites), plus The Wing Business, The Pier First, The Pier Business and The Deck – along with the Qantas Hong Kong Lounge.

Perth Airport Chief Commercial and Aviation Officer Kate Holsgrove hails the increase as a significant step forward for WA’s aviation industry.

“Cathay Pacific has been an important airline partner for more than 50 years and we are delighted that the airline remains committed to connecting Perth and Western Australia to Hong Kong and beyond,” Holsgrove adds.

That ‘beyond’ includes the Greater Bay Area, where Cathay Pacific recently debuted its all new Shekou seaport lounge – designed to ferry passengers from Shenzhen in mainland China to Hong Kong International Airport.

Of course, it’s not just about flying to Hong Kong and China – Cathay’s extensive international network makes it a popular choice for onward flights across Asia, Europe and the UK, with the chance to break your journey in the Asian metropolis.

Are you headed to Hong Kong? Read our complete guide to the airport’s Oneworld lounges, and also learn how your Australian passport can be used to skip the immigration queues at Hong Kong Airport via the automated e-Channel lanes.


19 Sep 2013

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A great way for Perth folks to make one-stop flights to the U.S. and Canada, including all the way to New York.

01 Jun 2017

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The timing for both HKG - PER and PER - HKG only suitable for connections to HKG and Asia.  Long wait for connecting flights to Europe. 


12 Apr 2013

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I cannot get why it surprise you? Cathay is cater for Cathay and it is question to Qantas why they do not fly PER to HKG at all.


12 Apr 2013

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And Perth is luckiest city in Australia to have direct flies to Europe.

Do Cathay Pacific fly the A350's to Perth, I did see one parked at the Perth airport back in 2019 

They used to. The A350 was replaced by a Boeing 777 in December 2023. 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

21 Jul 2023

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oh my gosh, perth is just so lucky. better than brissy at this point :(

Cathay Pacific - The Marco Polo Club

20 Jun 2013

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Great to see a daily service now back, wish they still have the morning flight Per to HK though...a far more civilised an hour.

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