28 October 2011
New Zealanders heading away from home over the summer period will have even more options now that Cathay Pacific has announced a significant increase in its flights from Auckland to Hong Kong for the summer peak season.
They currently operate 10 flights a week between the two destinations, but this will rise to 14 from November 27 through to the end of February 2012.
Each of the two daily flights offers easy connections to the rest of Asia, Europe, South Africa and the Middle East.
The newly appointed country manager for New Zealand and Pacific Islands, Ken Chiu, says the increase is to cope with the traditional peak of New Zealanders travelling overseas during their Christmas break, as well as an expected increase in overseas passengers travelling to New Zealand, especially from China.
In addition, from October 31, 2011 through to March 24, 2012, the daily CX107/CX108 flight will be upgraded to a Boeing 747-400, allowing the introduction of a first class cabin.