Cathay Pacific will step up the frequency of its services in Europe, North America and Australia to meet growing consumer demand, it said in a press release.
The carrier will add four weekly flights between Hong Kong and San Francisco on the new Airbus A350-900, while flights to Los Angeles will be reduced from 28 to 21 per week. As well, the airline had earlier announced additional services to Vancouver and Boston from late March.
San Francisco will mark Cathay Pacific's first US and second North America destination to see the deployment of the A350. The new aircraft will feature a refreshed business class cabin as well as new premium economy and economy class seats.
During the Southern Hemisphere’s peak summer period from late October to March, the airline will replace its current four-times-weekly service to Brisbane via Cairns with direct flights to both cities. The switch means that Queensland’s capital will receive 11 non-stop flights from Hong Kong each week, while Cairns will be served non-stop thrice weekly.
Meanwhile, Cathay Pacific's existing daily flight to Brisbane will be served by the A350 from March 26 while capacity on its four-times-daily Sydney route will be increased from late October by operating a third flight with the Boeing 777-300ER.
In Europe, Madrid will see an increase from four to five flights per week from late October, while a sixth weekly flight will operate to Manchester from early December. At the same time, Paris will see the resumption of an 11th weekly service.