Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Cathay Pacific Airways has announced plans to fly to Moscow, capital of the Russian Federation. The airline is in the process of applying to the relevant authorities and looks forward to finalising flight details as soon as the regulatory approvals are in place.

Subject to regulatory approval, Cathay Pacific plans to operate a thrice-weekly service to Moscow with Airbus A340-300 aircraft in a two-class configuration featuring Cathay Pacific’s acclaimed long-haul Business Class product. The intended new service is planned to begin during the Northern Hemisphere’s summer.

Cathay Pacific New Zealand Country Manager, David Figgins, said the introduction of flights to Moscow via Hong Kong meant Cathay Pacific would offer New Zealand passengers one of the quickest and most convenient services to the region.

Cathay Pacific currently has a code share arrangement with the Russian national carrier Aeroflot on the Hong Kong-Moscow route.

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