Published on : Friday, September 28, 2018
The codeshare agreement would see Cathay Pacific add its code to 13 routes on Qantas’ domestic network in Australia.
In turn, Qantas is about to add its code to Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon’s services within Asia from Hong Kong to 10 cities across India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Vietnam, and on Cathay Pacific’s services from Hong Kong to Perth and Cairns.
Customers of both airlines will also have increased opportunities to earn frequent flyer points through their respective loyalty programmes.
Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club members will earn more Club Points when travelling on a Cathay Pacific-coded flight. Similarly, Qantas Frequent Flyer members will be able to earn more Qantas Points and status credits when travelling on the Qantas-coded flights.
Cathay Pacific Country Manager for South Africa, Ashish Kapur said a closer relationship between the two airlines was a win-win for the carriers’ customers.
He mentioned that as one of the founding members of the oneworld alliance, they are delighted to work with their oneworld partner, Qantas, to offer their customers more travel options within Australia.
This new cooperation enables them to strengthen our connectivity across our Southwest Pacific network as well as grow the oneworld alliance.
Qantas International CEO Alison Webster said the new codeshare agreement was part of Qantas’ strategy of operating to key global hubs and providing customers with access to an expanded network with airline partners based in those ports.
Cathay Pacific and Qantas together operate more than 100 services a week between Hong Kong and Australia. As oneworld alliance partners, eligible customers will continue to enjoy access to both Cathay Pacific and Qantas lounges in Australia and Hong Kong, as well as other oneworld associated lounges across both airlines’ broader networks.
Tickets for the codeshare services will be available for sale from October 22, 2018, for travel from October 28 2018.