Cathay Pacific and Air Astana bring Hong Kong, Kazakhstan and the world closer together

  •   2018-03-07

Cathay Pacific and Air Astana arranges a codeshare agreement that aims to enhance travel option for customers. The New codeshare partnership will offer greater choice and seamless connections to customers of both airlines through Hong Kong and Almaty. This partnership provides more options to customers travelling to and from Kazakhstan and Air Astana customers travelling to and from destinations in Asia and Australia via the airlines’ hubs in Hong Kong and Almaty respectively.


With the help of the identifier code “CX” on Air Astana’s non-stop flights between Hong Kong and Almaty and on connecting services between Almaty and Astana, Cathay Pacific plans on commencing the agreement from March 15, 2018. Similarly, Air Astana will use an identifier code” KC” on selected Cathay Pacific services operating between Hong Kong and Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Singapore. Currently, Air Astana flies every tuesdays and fridays between Hong Kong and Almaty, but will be upping frequency by adding a third service, on Mondays, from 25 March.Additionally, Cathay Pacific will also codeshare on Air Astana’s five weekly services between Bangkok* and Almaty (going daily from 25 March) and four weekly services between Seoul and Almaty which gives customers additional options for travel. 


According to Cathay Pacific Director Commercial,  the codeshare partnership underlines the airline’s commitment to establishing convenient connections to new destinations so that the customers can have more options for travel. He further adds,“We are delighted to join with Air Astana and provide our customers with links to one of the most fascinating countries in Central Asia. With its vibrant economy, which is set to grow as a result of its integral role in the Belt and Road Initiative, Kazakhstan has many attractions for both business and leisure travellers alike,” Richard Ledger, Vice President Marketing and Sales at Air Astana, commented: “With its excellent worldwide connectivity, Cathay Pacific is our ideal partner as we look to extend our reach across Asia and Australia via Hong Kong. Together, our airlines share an award-winning reputation for consistently delivering the very highest standards of customer service. We are thrilled to strengthen co-operation with this wide-reaching codeshare agreement, which will further benefit our respective passengers, as well as the overall economic relationship between Kazakhstan and dynamic Hong Kong.” 


Tickets for the new codeshare flights are now available for sale at and


*subject to government approval