Cathay Pacific has launched its new holiday packages from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Offline Middle East to Hong Kong, China and other popular leisure destinations in South East Asia.
The Hong Kong packages marketed under the ‘Hong Kong SuperCity’ brand offers a selection of 20 different hotels with optional extensions to the Pearl River Delta whereas the new China packages offer a choice of Beijing, Shanghai or a combination of both.
“With nine flights a week from Bahrain and three-times-weekly out of Riyadh to Hong Kong, and Beijing services from Hong Kong having been stepped up to a daily operation, leisure travellers have a number of options to choose from,” said Kothandath Mohandas, Cathay Pacific’s marketing manager for Bahrain and Offline Middle East, based in Bahrain. “This year, the holiday travel trend indicates a swing towards Asia, especially China, Malaysia and Australia and with its 25 services a week to Hong Kong from the Gulf (13 out of Dubai), Cathay Pacific is able to cater to a wide spectrum of travellers spread over the Middle East region”.
Meanwhile, in February, Cathay Pacific commenced its first thrice-weekly passenger service to Xiamen. A fourth weekly flight to Perth, Australia, has also been added from April 2 as part of Cathay Pacific’s plan to add more flights and destinations through the year as its fleet expands.
“On offer for passengers travelling from Bahrain, KSA and Offline Middle East to Australia/New Zealand in the months of May and June 2005, is a bonus miles attraction,” added Mohandas.