Cathay Pacific will fly daily between Hong Kong and Colombo from March, positioning itself to capture the yet untapped Chinese outbound market endash a key growth area for Sri Lankan tourism.
Sri Lanka was given destination status by China last year, with the number of travellers between the countries expected to take off this year.rn
rnThe Hong Kong based airline said on Tuesday that it would add a further three times weekly flight between Colombo and Hong Kong, via Singapore, from March 01.rn
rnThis will complement the existing four times weekly flight to Hong Kong via Bangkok, linking up from there to China and other regional destinations.rn
rnldblquote Cathay Pacific with its home based in Hong Kong is well positioned as a gateway to the Chinese market
dblquote , Country Manager for Cathay Pacific, Ronald Lam said.rn
rnldblquote In December last year, we also launched operations between Hong Kong and Beijing, and so are well positioned to facilitate the growth opportunity. We fly to three