The new service will commence on 2 June 2016, operating four times a week. Services will depart Hong Kong International Airport every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 0045, arriving at Madrid’s Barajas Airport at 0845 the same day. The return service will then depart the Spanish capital at 1225, arriving back into Hong Kong at 0705 the next morning.
All flights will be operated using a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted business, premium economy and economy class seats. The service will become Cathay’s first Spanish route.
“We are delighted to launch flights to Madrid and become the only airline to offer direct non-stop services between Hong Kong and Spain,” said the airline’s chief executive, Ivan Chu.
“Network expansion is part of our core strategy, underpinning our efforts to strengthen Hong Kong’s position as one of the world’s great international aviation hubs. We are committed to expanding our presence in Europe, having recently added Manchester, Zurich and Düsseldorf to our network, and we are now pleased to offer more choice and convenience to passengers travelling between Hong Kong and Madrid.”
Tickets for the new Madrid flights are already on sale.