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Moscow-Hong Kong air talks open new routes for Cathay

Aviation talks in Moscow between Hong Kong and Russia mean a …

Aviation talks in Moscow between Hong Kong and Russia mean a huge boost in flights between the countries and possible non-stop flights over the North Pole could give Cathay Pacific access to the shortest route to New York.

There will in future be up to 32 flights weekly between Hong Kong and Russia, an increase of 130 per cent. The agreement will also let Cathay sell seats on flights from Hong Kong through Russia heading towards other destinations.

The liberalisation holds special significance for the Hong Kong carrier. Under previous agreements, it could not launch its badly wanted non-stop service to New York over Russian territory without sacrificing other rights to fly over the country to such destinations as the UK.

Russian carriers (Aeroflot and Transaero) fly five-times weekly to Hong Kong. There are no Cathay Pacific or other flights by Hong Kong carriers to Russia.

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