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Cathay Pacific gets ready to take off from Dubai

Apr 29, 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 Philippines, Indonesia, Chinese mainland, Japan and more.

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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.

“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. Our customers can now fly confidently with Cathay Care, our commitment towards the wellbeing of our passengers, as we endeavour to provide a safe, secure and comfortable travel experience throughout their journey.” said Vishnu Rajendran, Area Manager – Middle East, Cathay Pacific.

“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.

Cathay Care

The Cathay Cares Initiative will be in full force to ensure guests feel safe when travelling with the airline. Safety measures are taken across every stage including contactless check-in and boarding, and social distancing in lounges and waiting areas. Once on board, safety measures continue with mandatory mask wearing, temperature checks, limited number of passengers in specific areas and seats blocked off where possible. Cathay Pacific is also providing customers with free COVID-19 insurance that is automatically applied when one books a flight with the airline. The insurance covers medical expenses related to the virus including hospitalisation.

Furthermore, all aircrafts will undergo regular deep cleaning and sanitisation. Customers will also receive modified meals to reduce contact, and see strict following of safety requirements by cabin crew both in the air and during downtime. The HEPA filtered cabin air also offers an additional safety element by recirculating air every two minutes, reducing 99.999 per cent of airborne contaminants and offering a similar level of performance to those used in hospitals.

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