The Hong-Kong based airline Cathay Pacific announced on Thursday that it plans to resume flights from its base in Hong Kong to India’s capital city and Mumbai. The flights have been scheduled to resume from May 4 for the Mumbai to Hong-Kong service whereas the Delhi to Hong-Kong service will start from May 6. Notably, Hong Kong has been witnessing restrictions due to Covid-19 and recently, India’s flag carrier Air India suspended its flights between the two countries.
Cathay Pacific’s Comeback
The regional general manager of South Asia, Middle East, Africa, Rakesh Raicar in a statement added that the airline is delighted to resume the flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Hong Kong and is looking forward to welcoming passengers on board. He further added that airlines’ onward connections to key destinations, will also enable them to accommodate the resurgent demand for international travel.
Furthermore, Cathay Pacific will not only connect passengers between India and Hong Kong but will also give them a unique opportunity to fly to San Francisco, Vancouver, Los Angeles and even Sydney. The geographical location of Hong Kong makes it a desirable choice for the passengers to connect to the US. Cathay Pacific and Air India are in a head-to-head competition and given the fact that Air India flights are suspended, it gives Cathay Pacific an advantage.
Although, it does not mean that Cathay Pacific lacks anywhere in comparison to Air India when it comes to the in-flight experience. The former offers a better business product for the passengers to fly with ease and in style.