Cathay Pacific Airways will commence its first direct flights to the Maldives later this year.
From 27 October 2013, the Hong Kong-based carrier will launch four weekly flights to Male International Airport, using its wide-body Airbus A330-300 aircraft. The aircraft will feature Cathay’s new premium economy cabin.
“The Maldives is the perfect getaway for holidaymakers from Hong Kong and around the world. Cathay Pacific is a premium service airline and our passengers will enjoy the best products and services when they fly with us to the Maldives. The continued expansion of our network highlights our commitment to boosting Hong Kong’s place as one of the world’s great international aviation hubs,” said Cathay’s chief executive, John Slosar.
Services will depart Hong Kong every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 1715, arriving in the Maldives at 2125. The return service will leave Male airport at 2335, getting back into Hong Kong at 0855 the following morning.