The flight will bring Hong Kong and the capital of Shandong province that much closer.
As part of the Cathay Pacific Groupâ€™s ongoing expansion across mainland China, regional subsidiary Cathay Dragon will launch a four-times-weekly service between Hong Kong and Jinan on March 26.
Known as the â€śCity of Springsâ€ť due to its 72 natural springs, Jinan is the capital of Shandong province and the airlineâ€™s 28th Chinese destination.
Flight KA960 will depart Hong Kong every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 19:55 and arrive in Jinan three hours and 20 minutes later. The return flight, KA961, will leave Jinan at 8:15 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. The service will be operated by Cathay Dragonâ€™s fleet of Airbus A320s, with an eight-seat business-class cabin and 156 economy seats.
Paul Loo, chief customer and commercial officer for Cathay Pacific said: â€śOur priority is to grow our reach to new destinations, which is why we are delighted to soon be adding Jinan to our network.â€ť
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