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Johannesburg Returns to Cathay Pacific Network Starting Summer 2023

Hong Kong based airline Cathay Pacific, continues on its path to pre pandemic passenger levels by re-opening routes. As we’ll see in this article Cathay Pacific is returning to South Africa for the first time after the covid emergency bringing back a flight to Johannesburg. Let’s take a closer look at what the news is all about and the Hong Kong Johannesburg flight schedule.

About The Returning Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Johannesburg Flight

Although direct flights between Hong Kong and Johannesburg will resume in 2023, passengers will still have to wait before being able to fly the route.

Flights are scheduled to commence operations starting August 2nd 2023. Well into the second half of the year. Until then the only option is flying the route via a third airport and connecting onwards.

Starting August 2nd though, the Hong Kong (HKG) Johannesburg (JNB) will have a 3 times weekly frequency. The HKG-JNB flight number CX748 will follow this schedule:

  • Flight CX749 will depart Hong Kong (HKG) every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday at 00:40 arriving into Johannesburg (JNB) at 07:35.
  • The return flight CX748 will depart Johannesburg (JNB) every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday at 11:20 arriving into Hong Kong (HKG) at 06:00 the next morning.

Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Johannesburg flight CX748 schedule

The Plane Chosen For the Flight

Cathay Pacific will be deploying its long range Airbus A350-900s on this re-opening Hong Kong-Johannesburg flight. These planes are extremely fuel efficient, helping the airline maintain profitability, while spacious and comfortable for passengers.

The CX A350-900s are fitted with a 3 class configurations with a total of 280 seats offering passengers:

  • 38 Business Class seats
  • 28 Premium Economy Seats
  • 214 Economy Class seats

The flight is also meant to cater to the needs of passengers connecting onwards to other destinations in southeast and far east Asia. Make sure to come back on for more and updated news from the world of aviation.

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Alex Achille

Ex Cabin Crew with Emirates, I've always loved travelling and other cultures. In this website I'll be sharing my experiences along with my reviews of the latest Korean Dramas and TV Series I've watched.