These codeshare routes will become active on October 3, 2023, aligning with Cathay Pacific’s relaunch of its Hong Kong – Chicago O’Hare route on the same date.
Cathay Pacific Chicago Flights
Cathay Pacific, in cooperation with American Airlines, will offer flights between Chicago O’Hare and the following destinations:
- Columbus OH
- Dallas/Ft. Worth
- Kansas City
- Minneapolis/St. Paul
- New Orleans
- St. Louis
- Salt Lake City
- San Diego
- Washington Reagan
Business Plans Cancelled
Recently, Cathay Pacific (CX) and Malaysia Airlines (MH) have decided not to proceed with their joint business plans due to concerns raised by Malaysian regulators regarding the potential “significant reduction” in competition.
Both airlines, both members of the Oneworld alliance, had originally announced their intention to establish a metal-neutral joint business for flights between Malaysia and Hong Kong.
The proposed partnership, revealed in May 2022, aimed to involve collaboration in revenue and cost-sharing, pricing coordination, network planning, schedule coordination, service and product coordination, and joint sales and marketing, according to the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom).
Mavcom’s assessment indicated that the proposed joint business could substantially reduce competition in the Kuala Lumpur-Hong Kong market.
The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has expressed concerns that Cathay Pacific and Malaysia Airlines, being each other’s primary competitors on the route, may face antitrust issues leading to potential disadvantages for consumers, such as higher prices or reduced service quality.
Stay tuned with us. Further, follow us on social media for the latest updates.