Cathay Pacific will be introducing four times weekly flights between Hong Kong and Tel Aviv from 26 March 2017 subject to to government approval. Currently, this direct route is operated by El Al with six flights weekly.
Israel is an important market in the ‘One Belt. One Road’ initiative, offering potential for business and leisure travel.
The new service will be operated on Cathay’s A350-900 aircraft. Cathay would have taken delivery of 22 A350-900s aircraft by end of next year. This aircraft type will form the backbone of the airline’s mid-size long haul fleet. Today the aircraft is used for flights to Düsseldorf and Gatwick. This month, Cathay will deploy the A350 to Auckland and Rome. From November, the A350 will also be deployed to Paris and from March next year to Vancouver.
CX675 will depart Hong Kong at 1am on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and arrive in Tel Aviv at 7.40am in Summer 2017. CX674 will depart Tel Aviv at 1.50pm and arrive in Hong Kong at 5.10am the next day.
In Winter, CX675 will depart Hong Kong at 1am and arrive in Tel Aviv at 7am. CX674 will depart Tel Aviv at 12.45pm and arrive in Hong Kong at 5.15am the next day.
Soon you will have another option to fly to Tel Aviv on Cathay Pacific from Singapore Changi Airport via Hong Kong. Currently flights from Singapore require at least one stop over onward to Tel Aviv. You can fly on Singapore Airlines to Mumbai and change to El Al or to Bangkok on Thai Airways and change to El Al. Turkish Airways flies via Istanbul to Tel Aviv. A longer flight on Uzbekistan Airlines via Tashkent to Tel Aviv will take 16 hours 30 minutes.