Cathay Pacific, Dragonair to boost services to India
16 January 2008
Starting 29 February, Cathay Pacific will increase its services to India adding more flights to the existing flights to New Delhi and Mumbai, and a bit later, also adding Chennai to its list of Indian destinations. By early June, this premiere Asian carrier expects to add a total of 20 new flights a week on its India schedule.
Meanwhile, with the addition of three more flights a week to the cities of New Delhi and Mumbai from 29 February, Cathay Pacific's services to these Indian metros will become daily operations. The new flights to Mumbai will extend further to connect with Dubai.
The airline will add another three flights a week to Mumbai from 30 March with the start of the summer schedule. This will take the total number of flights to the city to 10 a week.
The airline will add another daily flight to New Delhi in the same period, to make it a total of 14 flights a week to India's capital.
From 1 June, Cathay Pacific will put Chennai on its route network deploying four flights a week to what is India's fourth-largest metropolitan city.
In addition, from 1 May, Cathay Pacific's sister airline, Dragonair, will launch a daily flight to Bangalore, the country's information technology hub. It will utilise an A330-300 aircraft to serve the route.