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AVIATION | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific to nix Doha service

It cited commercial reasons.

Cathay Pacific Airways has announced that it will discontinue its daily flight between Hong Kong and Doha with effect from 15 February 2016.

According to a release from Cathay Pacific, the airline said the service, which launched in March 2014, is being discontinued for commercial reasons.

The last Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Doha will be CX645 on 14 February 2016, while the last flight from Doha to Hong Kong will be CX640 the following day.

Here's more from Cathay Pacific:

Alternative arrangements will be made for passengers already booked on Cathay Pacific flights to and from Doha after the service comes to an end.

Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways will continue to work together as strategic airline partners within the oneworld alliance.

The Cathay Pacific “CX” code will remain in place on Qatar Airways flights between Doha and Hong Kong, while the Qatar Airways “QR” code will remain on selected Cathay Pacific flights from Hong Kong to Australia, New Zealand, Korea and Japan.

Effective 15 February 2016, the Cathay Pacific code will no longer go on Qatar Airways flights from Doha to other destinations. Cathay Pacific remains committed to serving the Middle East market and we will continue to identify opportunities to strengthen its services to and from the region.

The airline currently operates daily services to Dubai and Bahrain in addition to four flights a week to Riyadh.

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