Cathay Pacific Airways makes Male its newest destination
Cathay Pacific Airways now serves Male (MLE) in the Maldives from its Hong Kong (HKG) hub. The four times weekly service launched on 27 October, and will be operated by the airline’s A330-300 aircraft. The 4,820-kilometre route is already served by Hong Kong Airlines and Mega Maldives Airlines, who both operate thrice-weekly flights between the two airports. Cathay Pacific Chief Executive John Slosar, said: “The Maldives is the perfect getaway for holidaymakers from Hong Kong and around the world. Cathay Pacific is a premium service airline and our passengers will enjoy the best products and services when they fly with us to the Maldives. The continued expansion of our network highlights our commitment to boosting Hong Kong’s place as one of the world’s great international aviation hubs.” This is Cathay Pacific’s first new route of 2013. Its last new destination was Hyderabad, which it began serving in December 2012.