La Almudena Cathedral in Madrid, Spain. PHOTO BY GIBBS CADIZ
Cathay Pacific launches nonstop HK-Madrid flights
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 01:30 AM August 13, 2016
Cathay Pacific Airways recently launched a new four-times-weekly service to Madrid, the capital city of Spain.
As the only direct link between Hong Kong and Madrid, the new service will provide greater convenience for business and leisure customers traveling between the two cities, and give passengers traveling from Southern Europe easier access to key destinations in Mainland China and Asia.
Strategically located in the Iberian Peninsula, Madrid is culturally rich yet cosmopolitan. The vibrant city is an important financial and business center that also draws leisure travelers from around the world, thanks to its historical landmarks and rich heritage.
It is also home to Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid, two of Europe’s biggest football teams.
Cathay Pacific’s Madrid flights use Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with the airline’s award-winning Business Class, new Premium Economy and long-haul Economy Class seats. A state-of-the-art on-demand entertainment system in all classes will help keep passengers relaxed and entertained.
Cathay Pacific chief executive Ivan Chu said: “We are delighted to launch flights to Madrid and become the only airline to offer direct nonstop services between Hong Kong and Spain. Network expansion is part of our core strategy, underpinning our efforts to strengthen Hong Kong’s position as one of the world’s great international aviation hubs. We are committed to expanding our presence in Europe, having recently added Manchester, Zürich and Düsseldorf to our network, and we are now pleased to offer more choice and convenience to passengers traveling between Hong Kong and Madrid.”