Cathay Pacific becomes only airline to offer HK-Seattle direct link
HONG KONG flag carrier Cathay Pacific is to launch a new non-stop service to Seattle, dubbed 'The Emerald City from March 31, becoming the only airline that will directly link Hong Kong with the fastest-growing city on the west coast of the United States
22 July 2018 - 19:06
Cathay CEO Rupert Hogg said the Seattle route, which will be operated by the airline's state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900 aircraft, underscores the airline's expansion strategy to connect new destinations not otherwise served from Hong Kong.
'There are strong business, trade and cultural ties between Hong Kong and the city and we believe there will be considerable demand for both business and leisure travel on this new route,' said Mr Hogg.
'We have developed a significant presence in the United States and the launch of Seattle not only reaffirms our commitment to the important North American market but also to strengthening Hong Kong's status as Asia's largest international aviation hub,' he said.
The four-times-weekly service will see Seattle become the airline's eighth passenger gateway in the United States, and its 10th in North America. Cathay Pacific currently serves Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), New York (Newark), San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver. A new Cathay Pacific service to Washington DC will commence on September 15, 2018, the airline said.
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