Cathay Mulls Africa, South America Flights

 Cathay Pacific has been growing steadily and profitably for the past couple of years. However two regions that had seen minimal activity from the carrier were Africa and South America. And now it seems that the airline is ready to change that trend.



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 In an interview, Cathay’s new CEO John Slosar has been quoted as saying the airline is “looking actively” at the opportunities in Africa and Latin America. Presently, Cathay’s presence in Africa is limited to Johannesburg in South Africa while it presently has no online destinations in South America.
 Two African destinations which could work well for Cathay are Lagos in Nigeria and Luanda in Angola. Both of these cities have growing ties with China and a healthy flow of employee traffic as well as a good amount of cargo. In terms of South America, the carrier could be interested in fast growing Brazil, but also tourism booming Mexico.
 Cathay at present has over 90 wide-body aircraft on order, and the carrier’s future expansion would surely be interesting to watch.
 Where do you think Cathay will fly? Let The Networker know by commenting below.

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