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Cathay Pacific boosts Perth–Hong Kong service

written by Jake Nelson | July 18, 2023

Cathay Pacific received the first of its new-generation jetliners – an A350-900 version – in late May 2016. (Image: A. Doumenjou/Airbus)

Cathay Pacific is increasing its services between Perth and Hong Kong, adding almost 60,000 seats per year.

Starting on 6 December, the Hong Kong-based carrier will increase its Perth-Hong Kong route from three to five flights per week using its 280-seat Airbus A350-900 fleet.

According to Perth Airport acting CEO Kate Holsgrove, the extra services will bring an additional 58,240 seats into the Perth market, and are an important step in the airport’s international recovery.

“Cathay Pacific has excellent connections throughout North Asia including mainland China, South Korea and Japan, as well as options through to the USA and Canada offering Western Australians access to a range of travel destinations,” she said.

Holsgrove added that people visiting family and friends, as well as business travellers, tourists, and students are important to the Perth–Hong Kong market; additionally, exports of fresh Western Australian produce will also benefit.


“Cargo capacity on commercial air services is crucial for local exporter and the additional services also provide more than 4,500 tonnes of additional cargo capacity between Perth and Hong Kong/North Asia,” she said.

Flights numbered CX171 will leave Hong Kong on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, returning from Perth on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as CX170.

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