Cathay Pacific has now added a fifth weekly flight to its year-round Adelaide service to Hong Kong.

The additional flight will see the premium airline increase its capacity on the route by 25 per cent and brings the weekly number of seats to 2,500, as well as adding space for 15 tonnes of cargo.

From July 6, 2017 when the fifth service commences, Adelaide will boast 44 regular weekly international flights through international carriers including Cathay Pacific (via Hong Kong), Qatar Airways (via Doha), Emirates (via Dubai) and Singapore Airlines (via Singapore) and China Southern (Guangzhou).

With the addition of Fiji Airlines later this year taking the number of international carriers servicing Adelaide to nine, passengers will have one-stop connections to more than 300 destinations around the globe.

Adelaide Convention Centre Chief Executive Alec Gilbert said Adelaide is now more connected to the world than at any other time in its history.

“Increasing accessibility into Adelaide, particularly into Asia, will be welcome news for international conference organisers with the timing of new flights to commence shortly prior to the official opening of the Centre’s new East Building and completion of the $400 million expansion,” said Mr Gilbert.

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