Beginning Sept. 1, Cathay Pacific will increase frequencies between Hong Kong and Chennai from four flights a week to daily. The latest increase highlights the airline's belief in the near and long term potential of the Indian market and its ongoing work to strengthen Hong Kong's position as one of the world's leading international aviation hubs, the company said.
Chennai is an important market for Cathay Pacific, which has been operating flights to the city since June 2008. Together with sister airline Dragonair, a total of 35 passenger flights and 35 freighter flights per week between Hong Kong and the four major gateways of Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai & Bengaluru are in service.
"We are delighted to announce the increase in frequency of our flights between Chennai and Hong Kong. Our flights from the US connect conveniently to the additional services, which enables us to provide passengers with greater flexibility for travel to India," said Eric Odone, vice president of American marketing and sales for Cathay Pacific. "India has long been an important destination for both business and leisure travelers from the US, and the addition of more Cathay Pacific flights will further enhance ties between the two cities. Demand to and from India in general has held up remarkably well, despite the challenges we are facing in our network as a whole."