South Australia is getting another boost to the tourism market with the return of Cathay Pacific’s fifth weekly service from 6 July 2017.
The additional flight will see the premium airline increase its capacity on the route by 25 per cent and brings the weekly number of seats to 2,500.
Cathay Pacific Airways’ General Manager Southwest Pacific, Nelson Chin, said the airline sees Adelaide as an important destination.
“We’ve not only seen increased numbers of tourists into Adelaide from mainland China, but also South Australians taking advantage of the one-stop connections via our Hong Kong hub,” he said.
The airline, which has been flying to Adelaide for over 20 years, is proud of its involvement in encouraging tourists to visit South Australia.
“Our relationship with the South Australian Tourism in promoting South Australia in Hong Kong, mainland China and other key markets is very strong,” Chin said.
“And of course we are thrilled to be the official international airline partner to Port Adelaide Football Club and we are looking forward to an historic game in Shanghai on 14 May.”
South Australia’s Minister for Tourism, Leon Bignell, said: “We are delighted that Cathay Pacific one of our key airline partners is increasing flights.
“The state has seen tremendous growth in tourism in the last year with our visitor economy at the highest level on record of AUD$6.2 billion.
“The increase in flights means we will be able to welcome more visitors from international markets and look forward to continuing to work together in promoting South Australia in key markets.”