Under the agreement, Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways will each operate one flight between Hong Kong and Qatar daily, offering premium products and services to passengers travelling to and from the two cities.
|Source: Cathay Pacific. Business Class passengers will enjoy the exclusive facilities at Qatar Airways’ dedicated Premium Terminal in Doha.|
Cathay Pacific makes its debut on the Doha route on 30 March, launching a daily service using Airbus A330-300 aircraft with a three-class configuration: Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class.
The new agreement will give customers of both airlines more opportunities to earn and redeem frequent flyer points or miles. Top-tier members from Cathay Pacific’s The Marco Polo Club and Qatar Airways’ The Privilege Club will enjoy reciprocal benefits when travelling on flights between Hong Kong and Qatar, including lounge access, extra baggage allowances, priority boarding and many other priority services.
Cathay Pacific Chief Executive John Slosar said: “Cathay Pacific has a strong commitment to serving the Middle East and we are pleased to enter into this agreement with oneworld partner Qatar Airways, and at the same time launch our own new service to Doha."
Qatar Airways’ CEO Akbar Al Baker said: “The advantages of this agreement, such as premium lounge access and extra baggage allowances, reflect our ongoing commitment to ensure that we offer the highest standard of in-flight experience.”
The combined Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways schedule for Hong Kong (HKG)-Doha (DOH) from 30 March 2014 is as follows (all times local):
|Routing||Flight No.||Departure||Arrival||Day of the week|
|HKG-DOH||QR815 / CX 9201||0130||0540||Daily|
|HKG-DOH||CX645 / QR 5800||1840||2250||Daily|
|DOH-HKG||CX640 / QR 5801||0145||1440||Daily|
|DOH-HKG||QR816 / CX 9200||0740||2050||Daily|