(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong's flagship airline, yesterday celebrated the launch of its new service between Doha and Hong Kong. The first flight from Hong Kong touched down at Doha International Airport on March 30 and was welcomed with a traditional water canon salute.
Cathay Pacific offers an extensive network covering over 180 destinations via its Hong Kong hub.
To celebrate the launch of this new service, the airline is offering a special introductory fare to passengers travelling from Qatar to all destinations beyond Hong Kong in its international network. The introductory fare offer is available for sale until April 30 on Cathay Pacific-operated flights only.
The new service between Doha and Hong Kong is operated by the airline's fleet of A330-300 aircraft featuring its award-winning Business Class, new Premium Economy and refreshed Economy Class.
At the first flight ceremony at the airport, Brian Yuen, Cathay Pacific's Country Manager Qatar and the UAE, said: "We are delighted to add Doha to our network and offer our passengers greater choice and convenience when travelling to Hong Kong and beyond.
"Our award-winning in-flight products delivered by the world's best cabin crew will ensure our passengers arrive at their destination relaxed and refreshed," he added.
Abdulaziz Al Mass, Senior Manager, Public Relations and Communications, at the airport said: "We celebrated Cathay Pacific's debut in Qatar with a water cannon salute and look forward to welcoming its passengers at the airport.
"The start of Cathay Pacific's services to Doha International Airport underlines Qatar's ever-growing importance as an international transport hub and opens onward travel options for passengers to Asia and beyond.
"As we continue to announce year-on-year growth at the airport, this partnership is testament to our commitment to deliver a variety of travel options for all our passengers, as well as a seamless and hassle-free experience.
The new Doha-Hong Kong service is the result of a strategic agreement with oneworld alliance partner, Qatar Airways