Qantas is giving Aussies access to more of Asia and beyond through a new codeshare agreement with Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon.

The new arrangement will see the pair add each other’s codes on various services including those within Asia and Australia.

First, Qantas will add its code to Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon’s flights from Hong Kong to 10 cities across Asia, including those in India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. The Flying Kangaroo will also add its code on Cathay Pacific’s long-haul services from Hong Kong to Perth and Cairns.

In turn, Cathay Pacific will add its code to 13 routes on Qantas’ domestic network in Australia, such as Adelaide-Melbourne, Cairns-Sydney, Melbourne-Sydney and more.

In addition to easing access, the new partnership will also allow flyers to earn frequent flyers points on each other’s codeshare services.

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Qantas International Chief Executive, Alison Webster, said the new codeshare is part of Qantas’ strategy to operate to key global hubs and provide customers with access to an expanded network.

“It’s good news for customers who will have more travel options, greater opportunities to earn frequent flyer points, and a premium experience onboard both home carriers.”

Alison Webster, Qantas International Chief Executive

Tickets for the codeshare services will be available for sale from 22 October 2018, for travel from 28 October 2018.

 

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