For the first time Cathay Pacific will take to the Bengaluru skies. Starting 11 October 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.
|Flight||Day of Operation||Route||STD||STA|
|CX 623||Monday, Thursday||Hong Kong to Bengaluru||20:55||00:20 (+1)|
|CX 624||Tuesday, Friday||Bengaluru to Hong Kong||01:20||09:50|
*Please refer to the website for the most up to date schedule for October and further months.
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 11 October 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.
Customers can enjoy a premium experience in Cathay Pacific’s Business class cabin that includes lie-flat seats, privacy partitions, adjustable lighting, expansive tables, one-click sitting and sleeping settings, and a selection of Bamford skincare products that keeps them refreshed and hydrated through their journey. Moreover, they can savour the specially curated contemporary Business class menu, highlighting bold international flavours, classic Hong Kong favourites and light, healthy options. All meals are complemented with a selection of fine wines, champagnes, premium spirits and Betsy beer – the airline’s pale ale handcrafted for 35,000 feet.
Travellers flying Business class and transiting through Hong Kong can relax in Cathay Pacific’s largest lounge, The Pier, Business, modelled after Hong Kong’s inspirational experiences, while enjoying the city’s flavours and home comforts at the lounge’s signature Teahouse and the popular Noodle Bar.
Customers travelling in the airline’s Premium Economy cabin can enjoy greater comfort during their journey with a spacious cabin as well as priority boarding. All seats in Premium Economy come equipped with a generous recline, expansive legroom, supported head rest, footrests, a larger meal table and additional storage space, making the overall journey even more enjoyable and comfortable.
With Cathay Pacific’s Economy cabin, customers can enjoy their journey through the skies with seats that are ergonomically designed with cushioning and an adjustable headrest, providing maximum support for the head and neck, as well as ample legroom to stretch out.
Customers travelling and booking in Economy can further take advantage of the airline’s redesigned Economy fares giving them the choice and flexibility to choose what suits them when booking their flights. 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.
Passengers can 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 cabin classes when they fly with Cathay Pacific.
Travel seamlessly and safely with Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific has partnered with diagnostic labs to offer special rates on RT-PCR testing to customers travelling to Hong Kong and beyond. Customers can avail the special offers from a host of different cities including Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi and more. As part of the ‘Fly Ready’ programme customers can conveniently upload COVID-19 test results and other required health documents before their flight to Hong Kong. Documents uploaded are verified ahead of time, allowing customers to have a seamless and hassle-free check-in and travel experience.
In an effort to allow travellers greater flexibility with their bookings, the airline has launched the Fly (Worry) Free programme, giving customers an option to make unlimited ticket changes to their booking, including choosing different travel dates and even destinations until 31st December 2022.
Special offers when flying with Cathay Pacific
Customers booking their tickets on the Cathay Pacific website can enjoy the flexibility to purchase tickets using a mix of Miles Plus Cash. Moreover, students can also take advantage of extra baggage allowance, free changes to their booking to North America as well as a 10% discount on Economy fares to Australia. To know more about the student only discount, visit the Cathay Pacific website.
Fly to Hong Kong or beyond
Anti-pandemic regulations are currently in place for passengers arriving in or transiting through Hong Kong, including presenting a negative COVID-19 test result, as per requirements implemented by the Hong Kong government. Passengers are advised to refer to government websites for the most updated information. More information about travelling to or via Hong Kong can be found here.