Cathay Pacific will operate two non-stop weekly flights from Bengaluru to Hong Kong from 11 October. This mark’s the Hong Kong flag-carrier’s entry into Bengaluru skies. This will connect Bengaluru with Hong Kong and connect customers to popular international destinations within the USA, Australia, Japan, and the Philippines.
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 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.