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Cathay Pacific To Launch New Direct Service Between Hong Kong and Riyadh

From October 28, 2024, Cathay Pacific will launch new direct service between Hong Kong and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  The route will operate three times per week with an Airbus A350-900 featuring Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class cabins.


Cathay Pacific to Launch New Service Between Hong Kong and Riyadh From October 28, 2024 - Courtesy Cathay Pacific

On Thursday (June 6, 2024), Cathay Pacific announced the launch of new nonstop service between Hong Kong and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia starting October 28, 2024.  The route will operate three times per week with an Airbus A350-900 featuring Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class cabins.  In addition to the new passenger service to Riyadh, Cathay Cargo currently operates weekly dedicated freighter flights between Hong Kong and Riyadh. 


In Thursday’s announcement, Cathay Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Ronald Lam, said,


“We are excited to announce the launch of flights connecting Hong Kong and Riyadh this October, which will further strengthen our network in the Middle East and enhance Hong Kong’s connectivity with this important region.  This new service will offer more travel options and greater convenience for our customers travelling to and from Saudi Arabia, as well as promote opportunities for business, trade and tourism.


“With deep roots in Hong Kong, our role is to be an enabler connecting Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland with the world.  Cathay firmly supports the Central Government’s Belt and Road Initiative, and we already serve 21 destinations in 14 participating countries.  We will continue to develop flight services along our existing major routes as well as routes connecting Hong Kong with Belt and Road countries and regions, as we look ahead to the full operation of the Three-Runway System at Hong Kong International Airport.”


The Counsel General of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Hong Kong SAR, Hamad Aljebreen, added,


“The inauguration of this route is a pivotal step in the path of improving relations, building bridges of communication and cooperation, and strengthening economic, tourism and cultural ties between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong SAR.  This comes at a time when relations between the two sides are witnessing many positive developments and concrete achievements, with noticeable increase in the frequency of mutual visits on all levels between the two sides.  There is no doubt that the launch of this route will contribute significantly to opening broader horizons of cooperation, increasing partnerships, bringing more investments, capital, and visitors to the two sides, in line with achieving the goals of the Kingdom's vision 2030 and the Belt and Road Initiative.”


Cathay Pacific's Schedule Between Hong Kong and Riyadh - Courtesy Cathay Pacific

Source: Cathay Pacific

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