21 MAY 2018
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New services are being introduced by regional airline Cathay Dragon to Davao City on 28 October and Medan the following day as the Cathay Pacific Group continues to grow its network.
The cities are the eighth and ninth new destinations the group has announced during what it says has been “an unprecedented year of expansion” and will boost Hong Kong’s connections with two founding member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Davao City, the main trade, business and tourism centre of the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines, will be served four times a week, while Medan, the capital of North Sumatra in Indonesia, will be served three times a week.
The new routes, the only non-stop flights between Hong Kong and the two destinations, will both be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft.
Cathay Pacific chief customer and commercial officer Paul Loo said the new services reflected the group’s commitment to growing its reach to destinations not otherwise served directly from Hong Kong.
Already this year, the group has launched services to Nanning, Jinan and Brussels. Other new routes for 2018 include Dublin in June and Washington in September, plus seasonal services to Copenhagen this month and Cape Town in November.
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