Cathay Pacific to resume Dubai flights

The Hong Kong carrier will add Dubai to its schedule from 21 May 2021

Cathay Pacific will resume non-stop weekly flights between Dubai and Hong Kong from Friday, 21 May 2021. Flights will operate from Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport. The service will provide UAE residents and visitors with convenient access to Hong Kong and onward connections across the carrier’s Asian network, including the Philippines, Indonesia, mainland China, Japan and more.

Cathay Pacific will deploy the Airbus A330-300 on the route, configured with a two-class cabin, which features the airline’s award-winning fully-flat-bed business class seats that include privacy partitions, adjustable lighting, expansive tables, power outlets and one-click sitting and sleeping settings.

Commenting on the announcement, Cathay Pacific area manager Middle East Vishnu Rajendran said: “Dubai has been an important route for us for more than four decades and we are extremely excited to be resuming our operations from here. We look forward to welcoming travellers from the region who will once again be able to experience our warm, thoughtful service, together with our traditional Asian hospitality.

“The resumption of this strategic route taps into the resurgent travel demand and underlines our ongoing efforts to recover our business from the impact of the pandemic. It will also provide for additional cargo space to support our scheduled freighters that have been operating through these times,” he added.

With safety at the forefront of travellers’ minds, the Cathay Cares Initiative will be in full force to ensure guests feel safe. Safety measures are taken at every stage of the journey, including contactless check-in and boarding, and social distancing in lounges and waiting areas. Once onboard, safety measures continue with mandatory mask-wearing, temperature checks, restricted numbers of passengers in specific areas and blocked seats where possible.

Cathay Pacific is also providing customers with free Covid-19 insurance that’s automatically applied when booking a flight with the airline. The insurance covers medical expenses related to the virus including hospitalisation.

Cathay Pacific has also confirmed its ‘Fly Worry-free’ offering remains available for all new tickets purchased up to 30 June 2021, with guests able to make unlimited changes on flights up to 31 December 2021. No fees will be charged for changes; however, tax or fare differences may apply.

The airline, in coordination with selected diagnostic labs, is providing customers who book with Cathay Pacific a special price to conduct their RT-PCR tests.

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