Cathay Pacific to boost its Bahrain service


Cathay Pacific has announced the enhancement of its services to Bahrain with effect from October 1, 2008. The current three times weekly Bahrain-Dubai-Hong Kong service will become a daily service returning the same from Hong Kong to Bahrain via Dubai. 
Flight CX746 will maintain its current departure time from Bahrain at 1455 arriving Hong Kong next day at 0610, while the return service CX745 will depart Hong Kong at 2355 arriving Bahrain at 0555 the following day.  Winter timings will vary slightly.
The A330 service will operate in a first, business and economy configuration on three days of the week, while the other days will operate in business and economy.
Clement Tam, country manager for Bahrain and Saudi Arabia said, “Bahrain will now enjoy a daily direct service to Hong Kong in both directions This service enhancement between Bahrain and Hong Kong, in the current climate of rising fuel costs, demonstrates Cathay Pacific’s long term commitment to the Kingdom of Bahrain and the local community.  Together with Cathay Pacific’s and our sister airline Dragonair’s extensive network to China and Asia, we will bring Asia one step closer to the community in the Middle East”.
“Driven by the continuous rise in fuel prices, we are currently deploying our services to offer capacity on routes where demand is high. At the same time we are also increasing our fares for First and Business Class passengers on most of our routes to and from Hong Kong. The fare rises, in the range of 3-15 per cent, which began from July 11,” Tam added.