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Cathay Pacific Airways partners with Lufthansa Group

Staff Writer |
Cathay Pacific Airways and the Lufthansa Group will offer their passengers selected flights under their partner’s flight number in future (code-sharing).

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For Lufthansa Group customers, this will significantly improve the connections available from Hong Kong towards Australia and New Zealand.

A corresponding agreement was signed today by Ivan Chu, Chief Executive Cathay Pacific Airways and Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Thanks to this partnership with Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines (Swiss) and Austrian Airlines (Austrian) will be able to offer their passengers four new destinations in Australia and New Zealand as connecting flights via Hong Kong, from 26 April 2017.

Passengers arriving in Hong Kong from Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Zurich will then be able to seamlessly transfer to selected Cathay Pacific connections and with just one booking. Furthermore, passengers can check their baggage through to their final destination on any route of Cathay and collect miles on the respective code-share flight segments.

The new destinations via Hong Kong are: With Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian via Hong Kong to Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, and Auckland.

In turn, Cathay Pacific passengers can reach under Cathay Pacific flight numbers fourteen different European Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian destinations with their ticket, thereby expanding their options for the existing Cathay Pacific flights to Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Zurich.

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