Cathay Pacific Doubles Capacity on Auckland-Hong Kong Route for Peak Summer Months

Cathay Pacific has introduced double daily flights for the summer peak with flight CX117 between Hong Kong and Auckland touching down 10 minutes early at 7.20 am today (December 2) at Auckland International Airport.

The return flight CX118 departed from Auckland at 8.55am with a scheduled arrival into Hong Kong at 3.20 pm (local time). The schedule of this additional daily flight is designed to maximise connections to and from China, in particular, as well as Japan, Korea and the Middle East.

Cathay Pacific’s second daily service adds an additional 3710 seats per week between Auckland and Hong Kong for the airline over the peak December – February period. The flights are operated by A340-300 aircraft which features Business and Economy class, as well as the new Premium Economy Class.

With the additional service, Cathay Pacific is now able to offer three non-stop flights a day to Hong Kong, which includes a midnight departure operated by Air New Zealand under the Joint Strategic Agreement that was implemented earlier this year.

Cathay Pacific and sister airline Dragonair offers connections from Hong Kong to over 20 cities across China including nine flights a day to Beijing and 17 flights a day to Shanghai.