Cathay Pacific expands services in Cairns and Perth


Cathay Pacific Airways will bring back its service between Cairns and Hong Kong after a five-year hiatus.

The carrier will launch the Airbus A330 service between December 17 2024 and March 29 2025.

Cathay Pacific regional manager of the southwest Pacific region, Frosti Lau, said they were thrilled to be bringing our services back.

“Not only is this an important route for customers travelling in and out of Tropical North Queensland, but it is also an incredibly valuable port for cargo and the trade economy,” he said.

Cathay Pacific is also adding five more flights to its Perth service from October 28 bringing the total to 11 a week.

“This expansion of Cathay Pacific’s services is a clear indication of the strengthening ties between Hong Kong and Western Australia,” said WA Acting Tourism Minister John Carey.

“It reflects the increasing demand for travel between our regions and the growing appeal of Western Australia as a premier tourism destination.”

Perth Airport chief commercial & aviation officer Kate Holsgrove said the move “shows the confidence that the international aviation market has in Perth as a destination”.

“Business travellers, students, tourists, and those visiting family and friends are key focus sectors between Perth and Hong Kong,” she said.

“The new services provide 140,000 seats annually to the Perth inbound and outbound market.”