Cathay connects to Mongolia with MIAT

Cathay Pacific is now offering passengers the chance to fly to Mongolia, following the start of a new codeshare agreement with MIAT, the Mongolian national carrier.

Effective 12 July 2017, Cathay will place its “CX” code on MIAT’s four weekly flights between Hong Kong and Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar (pictured top). In return, MIAT will place its “OM” code on Cathay’s flights between Hong Kong and Singapore, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. The codeshare flights have already opened for sale.

MIAT Mongolian Airlines
MIAT Mongolian Airlines

“We are very happy to work with MIAT Mongolian Airlines in adding Ulaanbaatar to our expanding global network,” said Cathay’s chief customer & commercial officer, Paul Loo. “Mongolia is an attractive destination in that it appeals to both tourists and business travellers alike.

“Ulaanbaatar is quickly making a name for itself as an important business hub, one which we expect to grow on the back of this new agreement,” he added.

MIAT’s president & CEO, Tamir Tumurbaatar, said that the agreement was “very significant for our landlocked country”.

“This is a winning step for both airlines and will provide our passengers with convenient access to Singapore and Australia via the super hub in Hong Kong,” he added.

Eligible MIAT passengers connecting to Cathay Pacific flights in Hong Kong can access the airline’s lounges at Hong Kong International Airport’s Terminal 1.

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