Cathay Pacific increases flight frequency to India

June 4th, 2008 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS  

Chennai, June 3 (IANS) Cathay Pacific Tuesday started a direct flight service between Hong Kong and Chennai as part of its plan to increase flight frequency to India. Cathay Pacific had recently announced a total of 20 new flights from India to Hong Kong.

The airline’s wholly owned subsidiary Dragonair will commence its India operations from July with daily flights to Bangalore.

Speaking on the occasion, Tom Wright, general manager (India, Middle East, Africa and Pakistan) Cathay Pacific said the airline will operate four flights between Hong Kong and Chennai.

This apart, the airline has started four cargo services between Hong Kong and Chennai.

The carrier brings in telecommunication equipments and other raw materials from Hong Kong to Chennai and carries cargo like machinery and leather.

The airlines increased the number of flights from Hong Kong to Delhi to 14 a week from four flights a week earlier.

It also took the number of flights to Mumbai from Hong Kong to 10 from four flights per week.

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