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Cathay Pacific launches freighter services from Chennai to Frankfurt

Section :Other Briefs, Category : Marketing

Company Brief
Chennai, June 20, 2011

Cathay Pacific Airways launched direct freighter services between Chennai and Frankfurt- the international centre for commerce, finance & transport. The bi-weekly service will operate on Wednesdays & Thursdays, in addition to the 4 freighter services Cathay Pacific currently operates from Chennai to Hong Kong. These freighters will continue onwards to Manchester on Wednesday and Brussels on Thursday, making Cathay Pacific Cargo online to three European destinations from South India.

Tom Wright, General Manager - India, Middle East, Africa & Pakistan said: "India is shining -a growing economic super-power and has always been a big focus for Cathay Pacific Cargo. We have grown in the country over the last few years and today we are the biggest freighter operator in India. Ever since we launched freighter services from Chennai to Hong Kong in 2006, the route has always performed well. With South India becoming the industrial hub of the country we are thrilled to commence freighter services from Chennai to Frankfurt."

Regional Cargo Manager- India, M.E, Africa, Pakistan, Nepal & Bangladesh, Ashish Kapur said: "Cathay Pacific Cargo is committed to India, having served this ever-growing market for the last 17 years with freighters from Hong Kong to India and onwards to Europe and the Middle East. The new Chennai-Frankfurt service will ease up the capacity constraints that this route has been experiencing and will enable the freight forwarding community in South India to enjoy access to the European markets. We firmly believe that this new Cathay Pacific direct flight service between Chennai and Frankfurt will help strengthen the economic ties between the two cities."

For further information, please contact:

Sampark Public Relations
Desiree Dubier
Tel: 022-66256609
Email: desiree_dubier@cathaypacific.com