Cathay Pacific will introduce a new seasonal service between Hong Kong and Christchurch from DecemberÂ this year, directly linking the two cities by air for the first time and complementing the airlineâ€™s existing services to Auckland.
Set to operate between 1 December 2017 and 28 February 2018, the non-stop Christchurch service will be flown three times per week, departing Hong Kong on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays aboard state-of-the-artÂ Airbus A350 aircraft.
On Wednesdays and Sundays, the outbound flight will leave at 8:45 p.m. andÂ touch down in Christchurch at 12:55 p.m. the next day. The homeward journeyÂ will reach Hong Kong atÂ 8:55 p.mÂ local time after taking off at 2:25 p.m. New Zealand time.Â FridaysÂ will see aÂ 2:50 p.m. departure with a scheduled landing at 7:00 a.m. the following morning. FromÂ Christchurch, the return flight will take to the skiesÂ at 8:30 a.m. for a 3 p.m. arrival in Hong Kong.
The new service isÂ timed to coincide with the Southern Hemisphere’s peak summer months, while providing for South Islandâ€“based travelers a quicker route to Hong KongÂ and other destinations further beyond. Tickets can be booked through the Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand websites.
For more information, visit Cathay Pacific.