Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways has enhanced its European network by signing a codeshare agreement with Brussels Airlines, adding to its partnerships with Lufthansa Group carriers.

Under the new deal, Cathay will be able to codeshare on seven Brussels Airlines flights beyond its Brussels hub. The destinations covered are Berlin and Hamburg in Germany; Lyon, Marseilles and Toulouse in France; Oslo; and Prague.

Cathay’s passengers will connect to these flights from the carrier’s four weekly flights from Hong Kong to Brussels, which began March 25 and are operated with Airbus A350-900s.

The deal does not include Brussels Airlines codesharing on Cathay flights, however.

Of the seven codeshare destinations, only one—Toulouse—is new to the Cathay network. The others are already offered via existing codeshares, the carrier told ATW’s sister publication Aviation Daily. Two of the seven—Lyon and Marseilles—are served via codeshares with train operator SNCF, connecting in Paris.

Cathay signed a cooperation agreement with other Lufthansa Group carriers in March 2017, including Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines. Brussels Airlines was not included at that time.

Adrian Schofield, adrian.schofield@informa.com