Cathay Pacific has updated his schedule adding new services with the A350-900XWB. Meanwhile Singapore Airlines has announced it will use the A350 on some of its flights to Johannesburg.
Today (31 May 16) Cathay Pacific has updated its schedule and has opened reservations for new destinations to be served with A350s. At the launch of the 2016/17 winter season, the A350 will begin serving the following routes:
- eff 30OCT16 Hong Kong – Auckland CX117/118 1 daily
- eff 31OCT16 Hong Kong – Paris CDG CX279/278 3 weekly
- eff 31OCT16 Hong Kong – Rome
In the last schedule update it has also moved forward the planned A350 service to Vietnam, as Hong Kong – Ho Chi Minh City is now to receive the A350 on 03JUN16 and 27JUN16. Planned operations as follows:
- CX799 HGK1620 – 1755SGN 359 03JUN16
- CX767 HKG0835 – 1010SGN 359 27JUN16
- CX764 SGN1905 – 2250HKG 359 03JUN16
- CX766 SGN1115 – 1510HKG 359 27JUN16
Meanwhile Singapore Airlines on Thursday, May 26, has made changes to planned operations to South Africa, planning to introduce the A350 in the market. The A350 will begin operating 3 times weekly on the Singapore – Johannesburg route, replacing the 777-200ER starting from June 27. The schedule is as follows:
- SQ478 SIN0210 – 0655JNB 359 146
- SQ479 JNB1345 – 0610+1SIN 146
The 4 weekly Singapore – Johannesburg – Cape Town service will continue to be operatin by Boeing 777s, -200ER/-300ER depending on the schedule.
Additionally, SIA’s A350s will once again operate Singapore – Hong Kong and Singapore – Kuala Lumpur routes from 28JUN16 on day 146 operating SQ890/891 and SQ118/119.