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Cathay backs Adelaide with fifth flight

February 4, 2017 Headline News No Comments Email Email

South Australia is getting another boost to the tourism and export market with the return of Cathay Pacific’s fifth weekly service from 6 July 2017The additional flight will see the airline increase its capacity on the route by 25 per cent and brings the weekly number of seats to 2,500. According to Nelson Chin, GM, Cathay Pacific Airways Southwest Pacific, the airline sees Adelaide as an important destination. “We’ve not only seen increased numbers of tourists into Adelaide from mainland China, but also South Australians taking advantage of the one-stop connections via our Hong Kong hub.  For example, it’s less than 23 hours to London, 13.5hrs to Beijing & Shanghai and one-stop to New York in just over 27 hours. “It’s a great time for South Australians to be travelling too,” he added. “We have fares on sale now which are incredible value for money – for example, our non-stop flights to Hong Kong are priced from just $762, Beijing and Shanghai from $667, London from $1280 and New York from $1423.”

Edited by Ian McIntosh

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