Cathay Pacific boosts capacity to Perth


SeoulCathay Pacific will be increasing flight capacity between Perth and Hong Kong from 6 December 2023 to meet growing international travel demand. In addition to boosting its services from three to five flights per week, the airline will further build capacity between the two ports by upgrading the services to larger Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in place of the Airbus A350-900.

This additional commitment sees the airline provide a total of 61,152 additional seats between Perth and Hong Kong per year and more than 4,500 tonnes of additional cargo capacity.

Cathay Pacific Acting Regional Head of Southwest Pacific, Sandeep Pillay, welcomed the announcement, saying it was positive news for both Western Australia and the airline. He said: “Cathay Pacific is proud to be supporting Western Australia’s international aviation recovery journey. Increasing our Perth to Hong Kong service is yet another significant turning point in rebuilding Cathay Pacific’s network. This increased connectivity from Western Australia to Hong Kong and beyond will be a huge boost to international tourism, business travel, those visiting friends and family, overseas students and demand for WA exports. We look forward to welcoming more passengers back to experience flying with Cathay Pacific.”

The additional services will be operated using Boeing 777-300ERs, which have a total of 294 seats, including 59 fully flat Business class seats, 34 Premium Economy seats and 201 Economy seats. Passengers can look forward to enjoying Cathay Pacific’s award-winning inflight entertainment offerings and superior cabin experience.

The increased services will see flight CX170 operate every day from Wednesday to Sunday departing from Perth at 00:10 and arriving in Hong Kong at 07:40. The return flight CX171 will operate every day from Tuesday to Saturday departing from Hong Kong at 15:15 and arriving in Perth at 22:50.


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