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Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Group to Ink Codeshare

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Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Group to Ink Codeshare

Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Group to Ink Codeshare
March 27
11:15 2017

MIAMI — Cathay Pacific Airways and the airlines of the Lufthansa Group —Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines— signed a codeshare deal and a frequent flyer agreement to enhance the connectivity of flights to Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand.

The agreement was signed today by Ivan Chu, Chief Executive, Cathay Pacific Airways, and Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

According to a statement, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group will be able to offer four new routes to Australia and New Zealand, connecting from Hong Kong by April 26.

Customers arriving at Hong Kong from Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, and Zurich will be offered a seamless connection with Cathay Pacific Airways. Also, passengers can check their baggage through to their final destination on any route of Cathay Pacific and collect miles on the codeshared segments.

“Cathay Pacific Airways and the Lufthansa Group, two of the world’s leading aviation groups, are forming a ground-breaking partnership. I am particularly pleased because it strengthens our global network of strategic partnerships and further improves our airlines’ offering on Asian routes in the interest of our passengers,” Spohr said.

“The code-share and frequent flyer agreement bring advantages for the passengers of all the partners because the airlines’ route networks complement each other perfectly. Cooperation with Cathay Pacific is another key building block in our Asia strategy and supplements existing commercial joint ventures with All Nippon Airways, Singapore Airlines and Air China and other Star Alliance partners in Asia,” Spohr said.

Cathay Pacific passengers will also be able to enjoy new fourteen routes in Europe through Lufthansa, SWISS, and Austrian Airlines.

“This new codeshare agreement will offer Cathay Pacific passengers enhanced connectivity to destinations in continental Europe via our gateways in Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, and Zurich. At the same time, Lufthansa Group customers traveling from Europe to Southwest Pacific will have easier access to flights to Australia and New Zealand through our super hub in Hong Kong,” Chu said.

Back in May 2016, the cargo divisions of Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa signed a cooperation agreement, and since February 2017, have been jointly marketing their capacities on flights between Hong Kong and Europe.

Cathay Pacific Cargo has also taken over Lufthansa Cargo’s airfreight handling operations in Hong Kong, and Lufthansa those of Cathay Pacific in Frankfurt. Joint shipments from Europe to Hong Kong are planned from 2018.

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