Cathay Pacific Returns To Kuala Lumpur With One Weekly Flight

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Cathay Pacific Resumes Services To Kuala Lumpur

Hong Kong based airline Cathay Pacific has resumed services to Kuala Lumpur from 24 November 2020. Cathay Pacific stopped flying to Kuala Lumpur in mid 2017 and handed flights over to its regional arm Dragonair, the predecessor to Cathay Dragon. Last month Cathay Pacific decided to shutdown Cathay Dragon to consolidate staff, network, and aircrafts due to the drop of travel demand because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Flight Schedule Between Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong

RouteDayFlight NumberDepartArrive
Kuala Lumpur – Hong KongTueCX72417502150
Hong Kong – Kuala LumpurTueCX72512451650

Flights between Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong will be operated using the Airbus A330 aircraft in a two-class configuration – Business and Economy class. Frequencies are expected to increase as travel restarts and travelers gain confidence to travel again.

Cathay Pacific Returns To Kuala Lumpur
Crew and Ground Staff Celebrating The Return of Cathay Pacific to Kuala Lumpur

Cathay Dragon Shutdown

Cathay Dragon had some 50 destinations across Asia with half being in mainland China. With Cathay Dragon shutdown, the routes will be split between Cathay Pacific for premium traffic and HK Express, Cathay’s low-cost arm. The airline has applied to the different authorities in Hong Kong and overseas to secure approvals to continue flying to Cathay Dragon destinations.

Hong Kong Entry Requirements
Hong Kong Entry Requirements During COVID-19

Traveling To Hong Kong

The Hong Kong government has introduced additional health related immigration requirements for passengers who are ending their journey in Hong Kong and have visited or transited through certain countries in the 14 days prior to arriving.

Passengers who have visited any destination outside China

Travelers from any destination outside China in the past 14 days, must provide a hotel room confirmation in English or Chinese for not less than 14 days, starting on the day of arrival in Hong Kong.

Additional entry requirements

Travelers who have visited or transited through Bangladesh, Belgium, Ethiopia, France, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, or the United States in the 14 days prior to arriving, they will be required to show the following documents.

  1. Test report 
  2. Documentary proof 
  3. Hotel reservation confirmation 

Details regarding the additional requirements for passengers travelling to Hong Kong, please visit Hong Kong restrictions and quarantine.

Entry restriction exemptions

The following passengers are exempt from the abovementioned entry restrictions:

  • Passengers transiting in Hong Kong 
  • Passengers within the categories listed on Hong Kong government’s website
    • travelling from China, please view the list here
    • travelling from other countries, please view the list here
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