Hong Kong-based carrier Cathay Pacific Airways recently indicated that it is now looking at India as one of its significant markets and has decided to add capacity and new segments here.
Keeping in line with its new strategy, Cathay Pacific Airways announced the introduction of new premium economy class cabins on Indian routes. The airline stated that the premium economy tickets would be 30 percent expensive than what is being currently charged for travel in economy class.
The airline said that it considers India among the top ten markets, and is aiming to bring the country to 7th or 8th position by the end of 2013 by significant capacity addition. The airline had added 8 percent capacity in India in 2012 as compared to 2011.
The airline disclosed that it would be increasing the number of flights between Hong Kong and Mumbai this year. The airline is planning to operate 10 weekly nonstop flights between the two destinations from April 2, 2013.
Currently, Cathay Pacific Airways along with its sister airline Dragonair is operating 46 weekly flights from six cities in India to Hong Kong.