For the first time, Cathay Pacific will take to the Bengaluru skies. Starting October 11, 2022, Cathay Pacific will operate two non-stop weekly flights from Bengaluru. The introduction of Cathay Pacific in the city will enhance India’s direct connectivity with Hong Kong and connect customers to popular destinations such as the USA, Australia, Japan, the Philippines and more.
Customers can also connect seamlessly on the airline’s interline partners from other Indian cities such as Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata to Hong Kong and beyond via Cathay Pacific’s Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi flights. All flights from Bengaluru will depart from Kempegowda International Airport and customers can book their tickets on Cathay Pacific’s website or through their agency partners.
Rakesh Raicar, Regional General Manager, South Asia, Middle East and Africa said, “We are delighted to once again serve the residents of Bengaluru. As a group, we have had a long-standing history with the city and now we will be taking to the skies from the third-largest airport in India – Kempegowda International Airport on October 11 with Cathay Pacific.”
“A wide-body aircraft on this route will not only cater to the travel needs of corporate and leisure travellers but provide each segment with a cabin of choice and allow them to travel with enhanced comfort to Hong Kong and beyond. Moreover, launching Cathay Pacific in the city also gives us an opportunity to service our customers and partners, whilst providing them with a comfortable and a premium experience on our world-class products.”
“Hong Kong is a key business and leisure destination and BLR Airport being the ‘New Gateway to India’, is delighted to have the Cathay Pacific group once again connecting Bengaluru to Hong Kong and beyond. It gives us immense pleasure to welcome their wide-body Boeing 777-300 aircraft that offers premium connectivity for passengers and cargo to multiple destinations in the Far East. It’s always been our endeavour to explore new partnerships and establish enhanced connectivity. With Cathay Pacific, we hope to grow stronger as a preferred hub for One World alliance partners with eight carriers choosing Bengaluru as their Southern India gateway,” said Satyaki Raghunath, Chief Strategy and Development Officer, Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL).
Customers flying from Bengaluru can now experience greater comfort on Cathay Pacific’s Boeing 777-300, providing travellers with an unsurpassed cabin environment on the Bengaluru – Hong Kong route. The aircraft is configured with a three-class cabin configuration featuring Economy, Premium Economy and Business class, thus offering customers an array of cabin options to choose from that suits their needs.