Cathay Pacific boosts European connectivity with Iberia codeshare agreement
Cathay Pacific has announced a new codeshare agreement with oneworld partner Iberia, which will see its customers benefit from extensive new connections to destinations in the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands.
The codeshare agreement signed by the two leading oneworld carriers will see Cathay Pacific place its “CX” code on selected services operated by Iberia between Madrid and five popular destinations in Spain: Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Palma and Valencia. The “CX” code will also be placed on Iberia’s scheduled flights between Madrid and Lisbon, Portugal’s capital and largest city.
Cathay Pacific currently operates four weekly flights between Hong Kong and Madrid with its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The airline will launch a new seasonal summer service to Barcelona with the Airbus A350-900 aircraft from July.
Cathay Pacific customers travelling on Iberia codeshare flights from Madrid will enjoy the convenience of checked-through baggage service to their final destination, in addition to being eligible to earn Asia Miles on their trip.
Cathay Pacific Chief Customer and Commercial Officer-designate Paul Loo said: “As one of the founding members of the oneworld alliance, we are delighted to work with our oneworld partner, Iberia, to offer our customers with more travel options to and within Spain and Portugal. This new cooperation enables us to strengthen our connectivity in our expanding Europe network as well as grow the oneworld alliance.”
Neil Chernoff, Iberia Network and Alliances Director, said: “We are pleased to enhance the cooperation with ouroneworld partner Cathay Pacific and provide additional connectivity with their new flight to Madrid. The codeshare cooperation will provide customers in Spain and Portugal a convenient one-stop option for travelling to Hong Kong. It will also open up additional destinations on the Iberian Peninsula for Cathay’s customers traveling from Asia, promoting both business and tourism opportunities in Spain. Cathay’s customers will enjoy our onboard product and services and the seamless transfer experience we have developed in our Hub at Madrid Barajas Terminal 4.”