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Cathay Pacific adds Phnom Penh to growing freighter network

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Pune (Nov. 10, 2014): Cathay Pacific Airways today announced the launch of a new freighter service to Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, commencing 23 November 2014.

The scheduled service will operate twice a week on a Hong Kong-Singapore-Penang-Phnom Penh-Hong Kong routing and will further strengthen the airline’s presence within the Asia Pacific region, offering customers greater choice and flexibility when moving goods between Cambodia and other parts of the world.

Cathay Pacific’s Director Cargo James Woodrow said: “We are delighted to strengthen our already extensive network in Asia by operating scheduled freighter services to Cambodia for the first time. This new service to Phnom Penh will boost the flow of garments and other manufactured products out of Cambodia, taking advantage of our world-class facilities in Hong Kong to connect to our comprehensive cargo network.”

Regional Cargo Manager South Asia, Middle East & Africa, Anand Yedery said, “Cambodia is an emerging market. This new service will stimulate the flow of goods between Cambodia and India. We are expecting a demand for shipments like pharmaceuticals, spares, finished yarn, leather goods and accessories between the two countries.”

Cathay Pacific currently operates cargo services to 45 freighter destinations around the world, including a new service to Calgary launched last month. Dragonair, the sister airline of Cathay Pacific, has been operating passenger services between Hong Kong and Phnom Penh since 1993.

Details of Cathay Pacific’s new Phnom Penn (PNH) freighter service from 23 November 2014 are as follows (all times local):

Hong Kong (HKG) – Singapore (SIN) – Penang (PEN) – Phnom Penh (PNH) – Hong Kong (HKG)

Flight No.

Routing

Departure

Arrival

Day of the week

CX079

HKG-SIN

09:15

13:00

Friday

CX078

SIN-PEN

14:45

16:10

PEN-PNH

18:10

18:50

PNH-HKG

20:50

00:25 +1

CX079

HKG-SIN

10:45

14:30

Sunday

CX078

SIN-PEN

16:15

17:40

PEN-PNH

19:40

20:10

PNH-HKG

22:20

01:55 +1