Cathay Pacific launches regular flight from Hong Kong to Moscow

08:54, July 14, 2010      

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Cathay Pacific Airways formally launched its regular flight services between Moscow and Hong Kong here on Tuesday.

The first batch of passengers were scheduled to depart for Hong Kong at 05:45 p.m. local time (1345 GMT) aboard an Airbus 340-330 aircraft from Moscow's Domodedovo airport.

Quince W. Y. Chong, Director Corporate Affairs of the airline, said at a press conference that the flight is scheduled thrice a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, between Hong Kong International airport and Domodedovo airport.

Chong told Xinhua that the number of Russian tourists has significantly increased thanks to the introduction of visa-free regime between Moscow and Hong Kong last July.

"We believe the launch of the new airliner will promote economic, tourism, cultural and personnel interaction between Moscow and Hong Kong," she said.

The Domodedovo airport located on the southeastern outskirts of Moscow is currently Russia's largest airport. In 2009, the airport registered around 18.7 million passengers.



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