Cathay Pacific and Alaska Airlines sign code-share agreement


HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways signed a new code-share agreement with Alaska Airlines. The statement issued by Cathay says that the agreement would further boost connections between North America, Hong Kong and the rest of Asia.

Xinhua reports that bookings for the new code-share services started Wednesday while bookings for travel would begin on Oct. 7, according to the statement.

Under the agreement, Cathay Pacific’s “CX” code will go on Alaska Airlines flights between the cities of Seattle and Portland and three of Cathay Pacific’s North American gateway cities — Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver.

According to Xinhua, Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Tony Tyler said the cooperation with the Alaska Airlines will further expand Cathay’s reach in the North American market, offering wider choice and greater convenience for passengers.

At the same time, the increased passenger traffic that will be generated by this new partnership will help to further strengthen Hong Kong’s position as one of the world’s leading aviation hubs, he added.

Cathay Pacific said it is committed to strengthening its network in order to provide greater connectivity for passengers through the Hong Kong hub. The airline recently launched two new routes to Milan and Moscow, expanded its code-share arrangement with the Japan Airlines, and will enhance a number of key services for the winter.