Cathay Pacific considering new destinations in India
With India projected to become the third largest aviation market in the world by the end of the decade, Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways have started examining traffic potential on routes beyond the six metropolitan cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Hyderabad to add new points of calls and launch new services once fresh bilateral rights are made available. Traffic from India to Hong Kong is growing in double-digits. Cathay Pacific operates 48 weekly departures from six metros in India to Hong Kong. The airline has exhausted the allotted bilateral air traffic rights. When more entitlements are made available, the airline would launch flights to more destinations in the country. Ahmedabad is an option as new destination.