Direct Flights to Maldives by Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific to Start Maldives Service from late-October 2013

Cathay Pacific got the permission from Government, the subject for new route, direct flights to Maldives. Cathay Pacific begin services for Hong Kong - Maldives (Malé) route start from October 27, 2013, 4 weekly. Will be served by Airbus A330-300, configuration 327 seats on tree class, Business Class, new Premium Economy Class and long-haul Economy Class.

Planned schedule for this 4 weekly flights as follow:
Service Flight Number Departs Arrives Day
Hong Kong - Maldives (Malé) CX601 17:15 21:25 Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun
Maldives (Malé) - Hong Kong CX602 23:35 08:55 Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun
All times are local. “+1″ stands for next-day arrival.
Reservation for this new service opened around 02:00GMT July 22, 2013.
Operate by Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

Photo by Mehdi Nazarinia

Airbus delivers its 1,000th A330 to Cathay Pacific

Airbus has celebrated the delivery of the 1,000th A330 on July 19, 2013 and was handed over to Cathay Pacific Airways. These aircraft is A330-343X powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines

Together Cathay Pacific and the sister airline Dragonair, Hongkong  is the world’s largest operator of the A330, with a total of 56 now in service. Since its first delivery of the A330 in 1995, Cathay Pacific’s Airbus fleet now comprises 38 A330-300s and 11 A340s, while Dragonair flies 21 single aisle A320 Family aircraft and 18 A330-300s. The Cathay Pacific Group has outstanding orders for 10 more A330-300s. The airline will also take delivery of 48 all-new A350 XWBs in the future, including 46 ordered from Airbus and two leased aircraft.