Hong Kong’s home airline will resume direct flights from Dubai to Hong Kong on 2 October
Cathay Pacific will resume non-stop flights between Dubai and Hong Kong from 2 October, enabling passengers to rediscover the people, places, and experiences that matter the most. The airline will operate three flights per week on Monday, Friday and Saturday, providing travellers with direct access to Hong Kong in addition to seamless connections to onward destinations including the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea. All flights will depart from Terminal 1 at Dubai International Airport and can be booked on the Cathay Pacific website.
Cathay Pacific Area Manager Middle East Vishnu Rajendran said: “Reactivating our link from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to Hong Kong is extremely important to us as the market remains a priority. We’re confident our offerings like the ease of connections, warm Asian hospitality, diverse in-flight entertainment options and customer-centric initiatives such as our health document verification tool, Fly Ready, make us one of the world’s greatest service brands.
“Aside from the stream of those visiting friends and relatives and business travellers who we welcome on board from around the region, travellers from the GCC are also searching for cultural experiences abroad. Hong Kong and the various destinations that are easily accessible from our home hub, such as Japan and South Korea, offer these in abundance. Moreover, our much-anticipated thrice-weekly passenger flights will also support our cargo freighters, of which we have eight per week flying from the Emirate.”
Cathay Pacific will deploy its Boeing 777-300 on its Dubai–Hong Kong route, catering to the increased cargo demand as well as passenger traffic. Moreover, the aircraft comes equipped with a three-class cabin configuration, featuring the airline’s forward-facing lie-flat seats in Business, spacious seats in Premium Economy as well as ergonomically designed seats in Economy. Travellers can also look forward to a significantly enriched inflight entertainment experience offering four times more content, including favourite binge-worthy shows and movies under the HBO Max library, available across all three cabin classes.
Customers transiting through Hong Kong or travelling beyond can once again discover Cathay Pacific’s largest lounge, The Pier, Business, modelled after seminal Hong Kong experiences. Travellers can enjoy the city’s flavours and home comforts at the lounge’s signature Teahouse and the popular Noodle Bar.
Offering customers flying Economy greater choice and flexibility
Cathay Pacific understands each of its customers’ journeys are different from each other. Hence, the airline has redesigned its Economy fares giving customers the choice and flexibility to choose what suits them when booking their flights to Hong Kong or onwards to their favourite destination. The Light, Essential and Flex fares are tailored to meet customers’ needs. Each fare offers customers increasingly more control and greater benefits, from enhanced baggage allowances to flexible rebooking and upgrade options.
Travel seamlessly and safely with Cathay Pacific
As part of its efforts to enable a superior customer experience, Cathay Pacific introduced its Fly Ready tool that allows guests to conveniently upload their COVID-19 test results and other required health documents before their flight. Customer can upload their documents between 48 and 12 hours before their flight to Hong Kong, which are verified ahead of time, allowing customers to have a seamless and hassle-free travel experience.
The airline also launched the Fly (worry) Free programme, allowing travellers greater flexibility in their bookings with the option to make unlimited ticket changes, including changes to travel dates as well as destination, until 31 December 2022. No fees will be charged for changes; however, any tax or fare differences may apply.
Fly to Hong Kong or beyond
While there are currently quarantine and entry restrictions in place for travellers arriving in Hong Kong, the situation remains dynamic, and customers are encouraged to keep abreast of updates on the official Hong Kong SAR Government website and for their onward travel, they can visit the corresponding country’s website.
Customers booking their tickets through Cathay Pacific’s website can not only enjoy the flexibility to purchase tickets using a mix of Miles Plus Cash but also avail 20% off on Hong Kong’s Airport Express service. Moreover, customers also can contact the Customer Care team on +971 800 049866 or message us on WhatsApp to book their tickets or seek additional assistance.