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Al Naboodah Travel commemorates forty years of association with Cathay Pacific


May 02 2017

Cathay Pacific celebrates 40 years of its presence in Dubai this year since it commenced operations from its hub in Hong Kong. Ever since that historic inaugural flight to Dubai, Al Naboodah Travel has represented the leading Asian airline as its general sales agent in the UAE.

Nasir Khan, CEO of Al Naboodah Travel, said: “It has been our pleasure to represent Cathay Pacific in the United Arab Emirates these last four decades. As one of Asia’s leading airlines, Cathay Pacific represents the very best in commercial air travel, having received countless industry awards. We are proud to have played a part in that success story.”

The very first flight to Dubai, serviced by a Boeing 707, initially flew via Bangkok and Bahrain, leaving Hong Kong on Wednesdays and Sundays. A direct Hong Kong-Dubai service was introduced 24 years later in 1993, complementing Cathay Pacific’s existing service at the time to the United Arab Emirates via Bangkok and Mumbai.


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