Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa Group strike codeshare deal

Cathay Pacific Airways and the Lufthansa Group have entered into a codesharing and frequent flyer agreement, which is expected to improve the carriers’ European and Australia/New Zealand connections respectively.

Through this partnership, Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) and Austrian Airlines will each be able to offer their passengers four new destinations in Australia and New Zealand via Hong Kong from April 26, 2017.

(From left) Cathay Pacific Airways’s Ivan Chu and Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s Carsten Spohr

Passengers arriving in Hong Kong from Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Zurich will be able to transfer via Hong Kong to new destinations including Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns and Auckland.

In turn, Cathay Pacific passengers can now access 14 new European destinations through Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian connections from Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Zurich.

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