Copenhagen welcomed the inaugural Cathay Pacific Airways flight from Hong Kong on 2 May. James Ginns, Regional GM for Europe, Cathay Pacific and Thomas Woldbye, CEO Copenhagen Airport, cut the celebratory route launch cake. They were also joined in the celebrations by Denmark’s Countess Alexandra, who grew up in Hong Kong.
- Cathay Pacific Airways introduced a new European connection from its Hong Kong (HKG) hub on 2 May, with the introduction of three times weekly flights to Copenhagen (CPH). The 8,647-kilometre sector to the Danish capital will be flown by the carrier’s A350-900s and there is no direct competition. OAG schedules show the route will operate until 26 October. “Cathay Pacific’s new route from Copenhagen to Hong Kong gives business travellers and tourists better access to Denmark, and Danes better access to the world. This is good news for Danish growth, exports and employment,” said Anders Samuelsen, Denmark’s Minister for Foreign Affairs. “We’re proud to be the first company to use the supermodern A350-900 on a regular route to Copenhagen Airport,” said James Ginns, Regional GM for Europe, Cathay Pacific. “This is our first direct connection to the Danish capital ever – and in recent times to anywhere at all in Scandinavia.”