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Cathay Pacific B-HLW CX663 Hong Kong - Mumbai | 2018 Photos and Videos

Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:41 pm

Trip Report: Cathay Pacific B-HLW CX663 Hong Kong - Mumbai

Flight details:
Airlines: Cathay Pacific
Flight No: CX663 HKG - BOM
Reg: B-HLW
Aircraft: Airbus A330-343
Departure Hong Kong Terminal 1 Gate 50: 08:10 HKT
Arrival Mumbai Terminal 2: 00:30 IST
Flight time: 5 hours 20 minutes
Distance: 4276 km or 2657 miles

Full trip video: Cathay Pacific B-HLW CX663 Hong Kong - Mumbai

Do watch and experience the flight.


This trip report is from 2018. Arriving from Sydney, see report : Cathay Pacific B-LAQ CX110 Sydney - Hong Kong, had a transit time of approx 4 hrs.

Below report covers the flight from Hong Kong to Mumbai.

Waiting area


Airside view

Shanghai Airlines A330 was parked near the waiting area


Checked the flight gate while charging devices. Many of the charging port were faulty or too slow. Not enough charging port for passengers using the facility.


Walk to Gate

The gate was in the other corner of the terminal, which meant a long walk.

Flight Schedule


Gate 50

Boarding had commenced for CX663 to Mumbai



After checking boarding pass and passport, was allowed to continue to board aircraft.


Boarding queue

Queue was formed at the aerobridge to board the flight.


Cabin view

Boarding pass was checked by the crew and directed to the seat. Seating in Economy is 2-4-2


Flight Details



Seat view

My neighbour was a Mainland Chinese girl. We didn't talk except when I entered as she was already seated in aisles


Flight information


Window view

Passengers were mostly Indian nationals with fair sprinkling of foreigners. Many traders connecting from China. Crew distributed the immigration from to foreigners as Indian national don't have to fill the document. Customs document was provided to all.


Flying distance


Pushback and taxi

After boarding was completed, Captain came speaker and announced details of the flight. Shortly after safety video was displayed and pushback commenced.


Taxi and takeoff

Due to poor weather in Hong Kong, taxi time was long. Departed with view of the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge. Watch video to experience takeoff.

Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300


Reading material


Departure - flight map

After departure heading East.


Cabin Service

Cabin service commenced with drinks service. No Menu was provided, Beer with peanuts.


Dinner Service

Dinner service began with special meals. Didn't notice many special meals on this flight. Soon after other passengers were served dinner, option was chicken or fish. As I had fish on the earlier flight, selected chicken.


Dinner: chicken with veggies

Selected chicken with red wine


Somewhere over Vietnam



I was tired and sleepy after the drinks, as it was well past the usual sleep time. Skipped the entertainment.

Inflight view

After dinners, cabin light were dimmed. As I was sleepy due to body clock and drinks. Snoozed off.


Flight Information

When I woke up, noticed the flight had progressed over India


Flight map



Flight information



Window view


Flight map

Slept for some more time. Most of the flight was resting and darkened.



Somewhere over Central India



Closer to Mumbai



Flight information



Captain came on board and asked crew to prepare cabin for landing.



Approaching runway 27 from east. Passing over Navi Mumbai and crossing the Thane Creek.

Arriving in Mumbai

After landing, a long taxi to Terminal 2.


Arrived at the gate and docked next to a Lufthansa.



Disembarkation commenced after doors opened.


View of CX B-HLW preparing for return flight.



After long walk to immigration, got stuck in a queue that wasn't moving much. After waiting for some 15 mins, changed queue. After being processed by immigration, headed to duty-free for bottles of whisky.

Baggage Collection

As immigration took a while, bags had arrived on the carousel.


As I wasn't carrying any dutiable items went to the Green channel. Queue was short, had bags scanned before being allowed.

Exited Terminal

As I had arrived from Aussie winter, started to sweat immediately on stepping out. The heat and humidity was high even at night. Got picked up before heading home.

Hope you enjoyed the trip, Thanks for reading.

End of trip


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