Hong Kong airline Cathay Dragon expands its mainland China network
Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Dragon said it will grow its network in mainland China through the expansion of its code share arrangement with Shenzhen Airlines.
The subsidiary of Cathay Pacific Airways will add three mainland cities to its list of destinations, including the eastern cities of Yantai and Jinan in Shandong Province, and Harbin in northeast China.
Tickets for the new code share services are now open for sale for travel beginning July 11 this year, according to information provided by the airlines.
Under the new agreement, Cathay Dragon’s “KA” code will be assigned to Shenzhen Airlines’ flights between Hong Kong and Yantai, Jinan and Harbin, while Shenzhen Airlines’ “ZH” code will be used for Cathay Dragon’s services between Hong Kong and Nanjing, an eastern city in Jiangsu province, and Xian in central China.
“Cathay Dragon customers travelling on Shenzhen Airlines code share flights will enjoy the convenience of checked-through baggage service to their final destination,” said Cathay Dragon’s chief executive officer Algernon Yau. “This latest arrangement will provide more choice for our passengers travelling between Hong Kong and mainland China.”