Celebrating Cathay Pacific Airways’ new route from Hong Kong to Israel by trying some specially baked cake are: Yariv Levin, Tourism Minister; Paul Loo, Director Corporate Development and IT, Cathay Pacific; and Israel Katz, Transport Minister. The 7,723-kilometre route is already served by El Al with six weekly flights.
- Cathay Pacific Airways has added Israel to its network with the introduction on 26 March of a four times weekly service between Hong Kong (HKG) and Tel Aviv (TLV). The oneworld carrier will use its 280-seat A350-900s on the new route. Starting last May the airline has acquired 12 of the type with the most recent addition being delivered this month. The new route to Tel Aviv has already proved so popular that a fifth weekly frequency will be added from 1 September. Paul Loo, Director of Corporate Development at Cathay Pacific, said: “We are very excited to launch this service. Tel Aviv is such a technologically advanced business capital and Hong Kong is the international financial centre in Asia, we are very excited to link these two cities together.” The route is already flow by El Al, which offers six weekly flights. Next up for Cathay Pacific are new routes to Barcelona and Christchurch starting in July and December respectively.
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