Cathay Pacific Airways Hong Kong to Madrid
Cathay Pacific Airways’ inaugural service from Hong Kong sits at the gate at Madrid-Barajas Airport’s Terminal 4 on 2 June, as an easyJet aircraft taxis past in the background. A cake was baked to celebrate the first flight from the Spanish capital to Hong Kong.
- Cathay Pacific Airways has made Madrid (MAD) its first destination in Spain, with the launch on 2 June of four times weekly flights from Hong Kong (HKG). The 10,501-kilometre route will be flown by the oneworld alliance member’s 777-300ERs and faces no direct competition. Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Ivan Chu, said: “We are delighted to launch flights to Madrid and become the only airline to offer direct non-stop services between Hong Kong and Spain. Network expansion is part of our core strategy, underpinning our efforts to strengthen Hong Kong’s position as one of the world’s great international aviation hubs. We are committed to expanding our presence in Europe, having recently added Manchester, Zurich and Düsseldorf to our network, and we are now pleased to offer more choice and convenience to passengers travelling between Hong Kong and Madrid.” Madrid becomes Cathay Pacific’s 10th destination in Western Europe. It already serves Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Manchester, Milan Malpensa, Paris CDG, Rome Fiumicino and Zurich.