Cathay Pacific seems to like to have fun with announcing their new routes. For example, in 2013 before announcing their next US route, they posted the below picture on their Facebook page, inviting people to guess what their next destination would be. It ended up being Boston.
Cathay Pacific is about to announce several new destinations, and they’re having a bit of fun with this. The airline has provided some beer-related clues to encourage people to guess what the routes are. Here’s the caption for the Facebook post:
Guess our new destinations by the different coloured beers and win!
We’re excited to be adding a number of new destinations to our international network. But can you guess which ones, based on the different coloured beers in this video? Those who guess correctly and explain why they want to go there have the chance to win a pair of round-trip Economy tickets to that exciting new destination*. Limit of one destination per entry.
The contest is only valid through August 31, which suggests that they’ll be announcing the new routes in the coming days. Here’s the video they posted:
As someone who isn’t a beer drinker, I’m at a bit of a disadvantage here. 😉
While this isn’t official, there’s a Facebook page called “CX Secrets,” which shares rumors and “secrets” about Cathay Pacific, and they’re quite often spot on. They wrote the following less than 24 hours ago:
According to rumors within 8/F, there will at least be 3 new ports in 2018. Bxxxxxxx, Cxxxxxxxxx and Dxxxxx. We will also be closing 3 ports: 1 in China, 1 in SE Asia and 1 in Europe.
It’s possible they’re wrong or that this is unrelated, though based on that and the beer clue, the first cities that come to mind are Brussels, Copenhagen, and Dublin.
Denver is also a big beer city, but I just don’t see Cathay Pacific launching flights there, given how small oneworld’s presence there is. Copenhagen also doesn’t strike me as that big of a beer city, if they’re truly going with a beer theme here.
However, I’m not a beer drinker at all, so I’ll yield to you guys when it comes to guessing the colors of the various beers.
What new routes do you think Cathay Pacific will announce?