Cathay Pacific boosts Bahrain services
Manama, January 31, 2014
Cathay Pacific Airways has announced plans to launch daily flights from Bahrain to its hub in Hong Kong starting from March 30.
The airline said it is increasing its Bahrain service by three flights a week..
The adjustments to the airline's Middle East network mean Bahrain will be served with a daily flight via Dubai, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. The two daily flights between Hong Kong and Dubai will remain unchanged.
"Bahrain will now enjoy a daily service to Hong Kong," Bahrain and Saudi Arabia country manager Thomas Bellamy said.
"This service enhancement between Bahrain and Hong Kong demonstrates Cathay Pacific's long-term commitment to Bahrain and the local community," he added.
From May 2 to July 20, a temporary re-routing of the CX745 Hong Kong-Dubai-Bahrain service will be required due to a partial runway closure at Dubai International Airport for maintenance.
During this period, the flight will be changed to a Hong Kong-Abu Dhabi-Bahrain route. Alternative arrangements are also being made for passengers who have booked on this flight during this period. There is no change for the return Bahrain-Dubai-Hong Kong CX746 flight.
Cathay Pacific remains committed to serving the Middle East and will continue to identify opportunities to strengthen its services to and from the region, Bellamy said.
"Cathay Pacific and Dragonair (a wholly-owned subsidiary), with our extensive network in Mainland China and other Asian cities, will continue to bring Asia a step closer to the community in the Middle East," he added.-TradeArabia News Service