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1, 2, 3... There is no counting down at Cathay Pacific

San Francisco, CA (Jan 12, 2010) –Here at Cathay Pacific, we’re making big changes to welcome the new year. Announcing new aircraft and improved flight schedules, it will be sure to bring an enhanced international travel experience in 2010.

Beginning February 1, San Francisco bound-passengers will have the opportunity to experience their first Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Meanwhile, the existing 2nd daily nonstop flight on the same route is being retimed to depart in the evening to better accommodate connecting passengers. Last but certainly not the least, a 3rd nonstop flight will be added from Los Angeles to Hong Kong come May. Travelers from the West coast can soon enjoy more options and flexibility with the improved schedules.

With suites in First Class, fully lie-flat seats in Business Class, and Economy Class seats that preserve personal space, all passengers have the ability to enjoy a comfortable journey and the world-class service that earned Cathay Pacific the most recent Airline of the Year honors from SkyTrax.

“We’re announcing this early on for travelers to get a head start on their business or vacation plans. Our new flight schedules will allow passengers to travel both in the morning and in the evening, making seamless connections from destinations throughout Asia,” said Dennis Owen, the airline’s vp of marketing & sales, Americas.

The new flight schedule as follows:

Hong Kong - San Francisco

   Depart  Arrive  Plane
 CX870   14:10   11:35   777-300ER daily* 
 CX872  23:55  21:25  747-400 daily

* The plane is scheduled to serve this route from Feb 1 - Mar 27 inclusive

**CX872 evening departure effective Mar 28


San Francisco - Hong Kong

   Depart Arrive  Plane 
 CX873  01:20   06:25+1  777-300ER daily 
 CX879  13:55  18:55+1  747-400 daily


Hong Kong - Los Angeles

   Depart Arrive   Plane
 *CX884 13:10   11:20  777-300ER 3x a week 
 CX882 16:15  14:15  747-400 daily
 CX880  23:40  22:05  777-300ER daily

*CX884 effective May 1 and will operate on Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays


Los Angeles - Hong Kong

   Depart Arrive   Plane
 CX881  01:50  07:25+1  777-300ER daily
 CX885*  13:05  18:45+1  777-300ER 3x a week
 CX883  23:50  05:25+2  747-400 daily

*CX885 effective May 1 and will operate on Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays


About Cathay Pacific Airways

Headquartered in Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific Airways was named "Airline of the Year 2009" by the Skytrax World Airline Awards. From North America, Cathay Pacific offers daily nonstop service to Hong Kong from Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver. The airline is a member of the one world™ alliance and a partner in Asia Miles, a leading Travel Reward program. For more information, visit: