Cathay Pacific and Qantas flyers will benefit from a new codeshare agreement that leverages the strengths of each carrier’s regional networks.
Subject to regulatory approval, the agreement will see Qantas add its code to Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon services from Hong Kong to 10 cities across India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Vietnam, and on Cathay Pacific’s long-haul services from Hong Kong to Perth and Cairns.
In turn, Cathay Pacific will add its code to 13 routes on Qantas’ domestic network in Australia.
“This new agreement will be great for those who travel through Hong Kong on the Cathay Pacific network”, says The Travel Authority Group’s Managing Director, Peter Hosper.
Qantas Frequent Flyer members will be able to earn more Qantas Points and status credits when travelling on the Qantas-coded flights. Similarly, Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club members will earn more Club Points when travelling on Cathay Pacific-coded flights.
Qantas International CEO Alison Webster said the new codeshare agreement was part of Qantas’ strategy of operating to key global hubs and providing customers with access to an expanded network with airline partners based in those ports.
“This new codeshare partnership also forms part of our growth strategy for the broader Asia region, with strong demand for travel between Australia and Asia. It’s good news for Qantas customers who will have more travel options, greater opportunities to earn frequent flyer points, and a premium experience onboard both home carriers”, said Webster.
Cathay Pacific and Qantas together operate more than 100 services a week between Hong Kong and Australia. As oneworld alliance partners, eligible flyers will continue to enjoy access to both Cathay Pacific and Qantas lounges in Australia and Hong Kong, as well as other oneworld associated lounges across both airlines’ networks.
Tickets for the codeshare services will be available for sale from 22 October 2018, for travel from 28 October 2018.
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