Cathay to add second Spanish service this summer

Barcelona, viewed from Gaudi's Park Guell
Barcelona, viewed from Gaudi’s Park Guell

Cathay Pacific will launch its first ever direct flight to Barcelona this summer.

Commencing in July 2017, the new service will operate four times a week direct to and from Hong Kong, using the airline’s newest long-haul aircraft, the Airbus A350.

This will become the only non-stop service between Hong Kong and Barcelona, and Cathay’s second Spanish destination following Madrid, which it launched 2016.

“Barcelona is a great city for its tourism and rich culture that attracts visitors from around the world,” said Cathay’s CEO, Ivan Chu. “This new summer service reflects our commitment to grow the Cathay Pacific network and offer customers more choice. This further strengthens Hong Kong’s status as one of the world’s most important aviation hubs.”

Effective 2 July, new service will depart HKIA every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 0020 and arrive at Barcelona’s El Prat Airport at 0735. The return flights will leave the Spanish city at 1350 and arrive back in Hong Kong at 0805 the next morning. The seasonal service will end on 27 October 2017.

The A350 aircraft used on the route will offer a choice of business, premium economy and economy class seating, plus in-flight Wi-Fi.

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