Cathay Pacific and Air Astana has announced an agreement that will enhance travel options for Cathay Pacific customers traveling to and from Kazakhstan and for Air Astana customers traveling to and from destinations in Asia and Australia via the airlines’ hubs in Hong Kong and Almaty respectively.
Commencing on March 15, 2018, Cathay Pacific will place its “CX” code on Air Astana’s nonstop flights between Hong Kong and Almaty, the financial and cultural heart of Central Asia, as well as on connecting services between Almaty and Astana, the Kazakh capital.
Air Astana currently flies twice weekly between Hong Kong and Almaty, on Tuesdays and Fridays, but will be upping frequency by adding a third service, on Mondays, from March 25.
Cathay Pacific will also codeshare on Air Astana’s five weekly services between Bangkok and Almaty (going daily from March 25) and four weekly services between Seoul and Almaty, giving customers additional options for travel between Hong Kong and Kazakhstan.
Air Astana will place its “KC” code on selected Cathay Pacific services operating between Hong Kong and Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Singapore.