Travellers can soon channel the luck of the Irish with Cathay Pacific’s new direct flights to Dublin.
The new year-round flights will start from June 2, 2018 and will operate four times per week using the airline’s state-of-the-art Airbus A350 aircraft.
This will be the first ever direct route from Dublin Airport to the Asia-Pacific, marking a monumental milestone for the airport and indeed for the Irish economy.
In a statement to Dublin Airport news, Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said, ‘We are thrilled to welcome Cathay Pacific to Dublin Airport and Ireland,’ he also added, “Dublin Airport is competing for routes like this with other major European airports, so winning this new business is hugely positive news for Ireland, for foreign direct investment, for Irish exporters, and for inbound tourism.”
Similarly, Cathay Pacific CEO, Rupert Hogg, commented, “We’re excited to offer the only direct flights between Hong Kong and Dublin. Dublin is a fantastic destination and attracts business and leisure travellers from the world over. We listened to our customers’ demands for more options and greater flexibility and have responded by building direct air links with this great city.”
On board the Airbus A350-900 aircraft which will be deployed on the new direct flights to Dublin, there are 38 seats in business class configured in a 1-2-1 set up with seats that transform into fully-flat beds designed by Studio FA Porsche. Inflight Wi-Fi is also available on the aircraft.
The flight schedule is as per below, commencing June 2, 2018:
|Flight No.||Route||Departure||Arrival||Day of the week|
|CX301||Hong Kong – Dublin||0050||0645||Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday|
|CX306||Dublin – Hong Kong||1155||0705||Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday|
All times are expressed in local times and are subject to change.