Cathay Pacific will boost its capacity to Western Australia, with daily flights between Hong Kong and Perth as of today. The news comes just two months after increasing Perth services from three to six times weekly, a sign of surging demand for both passengers and cargo to Hong Kong and beyond.
The schedule remains the same, with CX140 departing Perth at 12:10am for a 7:15am touchdown in Hong Kong. Into Australia, CX171 is scheduled to depart Hong Kong at 3:10pm, arriving into Perth at 10:50pm.
Perth Airport Chief Commercial and Aviation Officer Kate Holsgrove praised the capacity increase, citing Cathay now provides more than 214,000 seats to the Perth market.
“Business travellers, students, tourists and those visiting family and friends are key focus sectors between Perth and Hong Kong.”
“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,” adds Ms Holsgrove.
The Oneworld member will continue to operate the Boeing 777-300ER on the route, offering 294 seats across three classes. Up front, 59 Business Class passengers are wined and dined, while 34 Premium Economy and 201 Economy Class seats make up the rest of the cabin.
With the flight departing from Perth’s Terminal 1, which is yet to offer any Oneworld lounge, Business Class passengers and eligible frequent flyers gain access to the independent Aspire Lounge. But departing Hong Kong, those same passengers get their pick of Cathay’s five amazing Hong Kong lounges – The Wing First and The Wing Business, The Pier First and The Pier Business as well as The Deck and other Oneworld alliance lounges.