Hong Kong’s home carrier Cathay Pacific is excited to have resumed its Chennai-Hong Kong service, with its first flight from Chennai International Airport having taken off today (2 February 2024) as part of a three-flights-per-week service. This development marks a noteworthy return to service after a four-year pause, underscoring Cathay Pacific’s commitment to delivering seamless global connectivity.
Rakesh Raicar, Regional General Manager – South Asia, Middle East, and Africa said: “The resumption of direct flights from Chennai to Hong Kong underscores our commitment to delivering outstanding service and connectivity. Embracing our philosophy of ‘Move Beyond’, we ensure an elevated travel experience for all. With the resurgence of both leisure and business travel from Chennai, along with a noticeable increase in student traffic, we are committed to providing services that cater to the diverse requirements of our customers. The strategic significance of key routes to and from Chennai aligns seamlessly with our dedication to offering enhanced connectivity.”
The flight schedule is as follows:
|Day of the week
|Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
|Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
First launched in June 2008, Cathay Pacific’s Chennai-Hong Kong route showcases the importance of the India market to the airline. Operated by its state-of-the-art Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft, the non-stop service provides customers with the choice of 39 Business class flat-bed seats and 223 Economy seats for the highest standards of comfort and convenience; with return fares starting from Rs. 40,900.
Given the current positive trends observed among Chennai travellers, the resumption of flight services will empower customers to plan for both leisure and business travel during the upcoming summer months in April and May.
Via its Hong Kong hub, Cathay Pacific provides connectivity to destinations across Asia and the rest of the world. In particular, it provides customers with a seamless, hassle-free and differentiated connecting experience between cities in the Greater Bay Area and Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), offering comprehensive intermodal services including air, sea, and land options.
Cathay Pacific has introduced special fares from Chennai to key destinations, including the United States, Japan and the Philippines. These special fares will be valid until 29 February 2024, providing customers with exclusive opportunities to experience Cathay Pacific’s renowned service.
The resumption of direct flights also means additional belly capacity has been introduced for the airline’s cargo services from Chennai. This increased capacity allows Cathay to offer more time-bound solutions for the Chennai market, meeting the growing demand for efficient and reliable cargo services. This particularly benefits time-sensitive products such as perishables, mail, and courier services, ensuring regular and consistent deliveries.