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Introducing Cathay Pacific to the Himalayan Nation, Nepal

Introducing Cathay Pacific to the Himalayan Nation, Nepal

Hong Kong’s home airline, Cathay Pacific, launches direct flights from Kathmandu to Hong Kong starting 1 October 2022

Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s home airline, is launching a non-stop weekly flight between Kathmandu and Hong Kong on 1 October, 2022. Nepali residents and visitors can now make the most of their travel with great connections, thoughtful service and enhanced comfort when flying Cathay Pacific from Kathmandu to Hong Kong and onwards to their favourite destinations in the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan and many more. All flights will depart from Tribhuvan International Airport and can be booked on the Cathay Pacific website.

Cathay Pacific’s Head of Sales and Country Lead, Junu Maleku said, “We are delighted to be welcoming and operating Cathay Pacific into Nepal. We are positive with the on-going support of our customers and partners, we will be able to cater to the cargo and passenger demand with the introduction of Cathay Pacific in the country. Nepal has always been a very promising market for the Cathay Pacific Group and we hope to tap into the resurgent travel demand in the country. We’re confident our offerings such as the ease of connections, a superior product, warm Asian hospitality, and customer-centric initiatives such as our health document verification tool, Fly Ready, make us one of the world’s greatest service brands that is able to cater to all our customers’ and partners’ needs.”

Customers flying to Nepal can now experience comfort on Cathay Pacific’s Airbus A330-300, providing travellers with an unsurpassed cabin environment on its Kathmandu–Hong Kong route. The aircraft, which is configured with a two-class cabin layout, features Business and Economy class, which come equipped with state-of-the-art inflight-entertainment offering four times the content. 

Business Class

Customers can enjoy the privacy of our award-winning Business seats, for work and relaxation alike. With privacy partitions, adjustable lighting, expansive tables, power outlets and one-click seating and sleeping settings, customers can truly have a superior flight experience. Additionally, customers can indulge in the comfort of a fully flat bed and soft bedding accompanied with bold flavours from Cathay Pacific’s restaurant-style dining.

Business class customers transiting via Hong Kong can once again discover Cathay Pacific’s largest lounge, The Pier, Business, modelled after seminal Hong Kong experiences. Travellers can enjoy the city’s flavours and home comforts at the lounge’s signature Teahouse and the popular Noodle Bar.

Economy Class

Customers can experience greater comfort than ever in our Economy seats that are ergonomically designed with cushioning and an adjustable headrest to provide maximum support for your head and neck. Additionally, travellers can take advantage of ample legroom to stretch out during their journey.

Offering customers flying Economy greater choice and flexibility

Cathay Pacific understands each of its customers’ journeys are different from each other. Hence, the airline has redesigned its Economy fares giving customers the choice and flexibility to choose what suits them when booking their flights. The Light, Essential and Flex fares are tailored to meet customers’ needs. Each fare offers customers increasingly more control and greater benefits, from enhanced baggage allowances to flexible rebooking and upgrade options.

Travel seamlessly and safely with Cathay Pacific

As part of its efforts to enable a superior customer experience, Cathay Pacific introduced its Fly Ready tool that allows guests to conveniently upload their COVID-19 test results and other required health documents before their flight to Hong Kong. Customers can upload their documents between 48 and 12 hours before their flight to be verified ahead of time, allowing them to have a seamless and hassle-free travel experience.

The airline also launched the Fly (worry) Free programme, allowing travellers greater flexibility in their bookings with the option to make unlimited ticket changes, including changes to travel dates as well as destination, until 31 December 2022. No fees will be charged for changes; however, any tax or fare differences may apply.

Fly to Hong Kong or beyond

While there are currently quarantine and entry restrictions in place for travellers arriving in Hong Kong, the situation remains dynamic, and customers are encouraged to keep abreast of updates on the official Hong Kong SAR Government website. For their onward travel, they can visit the corresponding country’s website.

Customers booking their tickets through Cathay Pacific’s website can not only enjoy the flexibility to purchase tickets using a mix of Miles Plus Cash, but also can avail 20% off on Hong Kong’s Airport Express service. Moreover, customers can contact the Customer Care team to book their tickets or for any additional queries at and +977-1-4444820/821.

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Karishma Kumar Cathay Pacific Airways
Karishma Kumar Cathay Pacific Airways