Posted on October 24, 2015

Qatar Airways will resume full operations of both daily services between Hong Kong and Doha following the withdrawal of Cathay Pacific next year. The two daily Hong Kong-Doha flights are currently jointly operated by Qatar Airways and Cathay Pacific but from February 16, 2016, the Doha carrier will go it alone. Passengers booked on Cathay Pacific-operated flights from Hong Kong to Doha after February 15 will be re-accommodated on the Qatar Airways-operated flight due to operate on the same schedule. Qatar Airways’ current codeshare arrangements on Cathay Pacific beyond Hong Kong to Australia, New Zealand, Korea and Japan remain unchanged. 

Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker, said: “The resumption of our twice-daily services on the Hong Kong-Doha route will strengthen our competitiveness and leadership in one of the world’s key global aviation hubs. “Next year will mark a decade of operations for Qatar Airways in Hong Kong and we are pleased to inform our Hong Kong-based passengers that they can look forward to our hospitality on-board both daily flights departing from Hong Kong direct to our home Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar.”

Earlier this week, Cathay Pacific said it was stopping its Doha flights but added that it remained committed to the region, and will look for new opportunities in the future. “Cathay Pacific remains committed to serving the Middle East market and we will continue to identify opportunities to strengthen its services to and from the region,” said a statement. The airline currently operates daily services to Dubai and Bahrain in addition to four flights a week to Riyadh.

source: Arabian Business