Cotai Water Jet and Cathay Pacific Sign Codeshare Agreement

(Macao, Feb. 27, 2018) – Cotai Water Jet and Cathay Pacific have signed an innovative codeshare agreement that will make it easier, faster and more convenient to book ferry tickets to Macao for passengers flying to Hong Kong. This arrangement simplifies the purchasing process, provides greater passenger assurance, boosts journey connectivity and enhances accessibility to Macao.

From Feb. 26, 2018, the partnership will see Cathay Pacific add its “CX” code on Cotai Water Jet services operating between Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and Taipa Ferry Terminal, the main access point to Sands Resorts Macao’s four exceptional Cotai Strip integrated resorts: The Venetian Macao, The Plaza Macao, Sands Cotai Central, and The Parisian Macao.

Macao is a unique and fascinating destination, offering the Historic Centre of Macao and many architectural landmarks blending Portuguese and Chinese cultures. Designated a Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO, its cuisine is equally intriguing.

The CX designation allows Cathay Pacific customers in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore and the US to book tickets on Cotai Water Jet via the airline’s local website, .Booking eligibility for other international markets will be extended over the next few months.

Other benefits for Cathay Pacific passengers travelling to Macao include convenient check-through baggage and a choice of six daily direct Cotai Water Jet sailings departing from the SkyPier at HKIA, ensuring effortless connectivity.

The arrangements will be particularly convenient for meetings and conference organisers in terms of consolidating large-scale travel transactions.

Derek Cridland, Vice President Ferry Operations, Cotai Water Jet, commented: “We are very excited about this new agreement with Cathay Pacific which represents a significant step forward in providing an even better service to our international customers. The arrangement with Cotai Water Jet will provide hassle-free, seamless air-sea transfers for our mutual customers and meetings and conference delegates, enhancing accessibility and offering greater choices for an unrivalled travel experience.”

Cotai Water Jet, which is wholly-owned by Sands China Ltd., offers a direct high-speed ferry service between Macao, Taipa, Hong Kong, Kowloon and Hong Kong International Airport.


Photo caption: Cotai Water Jet and Cathay Pacific have partnered for a codeshare agreement that will make it easier for passengers flying to Hong Kong to book onward ferry tickets to Macao.


About Cotai Water Jet 

Launched in November 2007, Cotai Water Jet is a premium high-speed ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. As of December 2017, the maritime jet fleet has serviced more than 67 million passengers and in 2017 averaged 94 daily sailings. Its 14 custom-built catamarans have the capacity to carry more than 400 passengers each and operate at top speeds of approximately 42 knots. Passengers on Cotai Water Jet have a choice of three classes of service as well as direct sailings between ports in Macao, Taipa, Hong Kong, Kowloon and Hong Kong International Airport, providing an important transportation option for both locals and visitors to Macao. The Cotai Water Jet service is managed and operated on behalf of owner Sands China Ltd. by Chu Kong High Speed Ferry Co. Ltd. of Hong Kong.

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