Qantas customers will have more options to fly across southeast Asia under a new agreement with Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific.
The pair have signed a codeshare agreement that will allow Qantas customers to book flights on Cathay Pacific routes from Hong Kong to Perth and Cairns and to 10 cities across India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
In turn, Cathay Pacific customers will be able to book flights on 13 Qantas domestic routes.
Qantas International chief executive Alison Webster said on Friday the partnership was part of the flying kangaroo’s growth strategy in the broader Asian region.
There’s ‘strong demand’ for travel between Australia and Asia, Ms Webster said in a statement.
The two airlines fly more than 100 services a week between Hong Kong and Australia, with the new coded flights starting October 28.
Qantas shares were up 5.0 cents, up 0.84 per cent, to $6.02 at 1333 AEST.