Cathay Pacific Codeshares with Iberia to Boosts European Connectivity

Cathay Pacific has signed 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, providing business travellers with more options for connection across Spain and Portugal.

The codeshare agreement signed by the two carriers will see Cathay Pacific place its “CX” code on selected services operated by Iberia between Madrid and five popular destinations in Spain, including Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Palma and Valencia. The “CX” code will also be placed on Iberia’s scheduled flights between Madrid and Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.

Cathay Pacific currently operates four weekly flights between Hong Kong and Madrid with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft; while 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 destinations, in addition to the eligibility to earn Asia Miles on their trips.

“The codeshare cooperation will provide customers in Spain and Portugal a convenient one-stop option for travelling to Hong Kong,” says Neil Chernoff, Iberia Network and Alliances director. “It will also open up additional destinations on the Iberian Peninsula for Cathay’s customers travelling 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.”

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