Gatwick gains more Hong Kong flights

Cathay Pacific has today announced it is expanding hits Gatwick to Hong Kong services.

From June 2017, the airline’s four-times-weekly Gatwick to Hong Kong flights, which launched in September, will be increased to a daily service.

Gatwick to Hong Kong flights announced

Cathay Pacific 747-8f air to air

After weeks of speculation, Cathay Pacific has announced the introduction of its Gatwick to Hong Kong service.

Subject to government approval, the airline will launch a four-times-weekly service (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) on 2 September 2016 using a brand new Airbus A350-900 aircraft in a three-class configuration: Business, Premium Economy and Economy.

The new Gatwick service will complement the airline’s five-times-daily service from Heathrow Airport, and see Cathay operate a total of 39 flights a week between Hong Kong and London

Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Ivan Chu said: “Cathay Pacific has been serving London for 35 years and our commitment to the UK market is very strong. We are delighted to launch a non-stop service to Gatwick, using our new state-of-the-art A350 aircraft, which will help meet increasing demand for both business and leisure travel between the Asia Pacific region and the UK. These additional flights to London will provide our passengers with greater choice and flexibility and, at the same time, continue to boost Hong Kong’s standing as an international aviation hub.”

Cathay Pacific may return to Gatwick

Cathay Pacific 747-8f air to air

There’s speculation that we could see Cathay Pacific return to Gatwick after a 22-year absence.

According to Business Traveller, Cathay Pacific is set to announce its return to Gatwick with a A350-900 service to Hong Kong.

Although the airline currently operates five daily flights to Hong Kong from Heathrow, the limited landing slots available at Heathrow could see it add a sixth daily flight operating from Gatwick.