Cathay Pacific Airways will resume its service between Hong Kong and Colombo, Sri Lanka from 1 December. As before, all flights on the three-times-a-week return service will be routed through Bangkok. The service has been suspended since 24 July when there was a drop in demand following an incident at Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport.
Cathay Pacific's Director and Chief Operating Officer Philip Chen said: "We are delighted to announce the resumption of the service between Hong Kong and Colombo, which is one of the important leisure and trade destinations in South Asia. As Hong Kong's airline, we are committed to maintaining a strong network. The Hong Kong-Colombo service will strengthen tourism and trade links between the two places and enhance Hong Kong's position as Asia's leading aviation hub."
Details of the service are as follows:
CX703 Hong Kong - Colombo 6:25pm 11:55pm
CX700 Colombo - Hong Kong 2:40am 12:10pm