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Cathay Pacific Airways Adding 2,100 More Seats A Week To Hong Kong Soon

Third nonstop flight from JFK to Hong Kong starts three times weekly March 28; Becomes daily May 2

NEW YORK (24 March 2011) – Cathay Pacific Airways launches a third nonstop flight to Hong Kong from New York’s JFK International Airport this coming Monday.

The new flight will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays starting March 28. Return service from Hong Kong will operate on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Both flights will go daily in early May.

At that time, Cathay Pacific will operate three daily nonstop flights from New York JFK to Hong Kong plus an additional daily service from the airport to Vancouver, Canada, with continuing service to Hong Kong. The new daily flight will add 2,100 more seats a week to Asia’s financial capital.

“Convenience is critical to long-haul travelers just as it is in the domestic market,” said Eric Odone, Cathay Pacific’s vice president, sales and marketing. “With four flights in the near future, travelers will find an even broader array of departure times to choose from and an even wider selection of connecting opportunities via Hong Kong to other destinations throughout Asia, including mainland China.”

Cathay Pacific will operate the new flights using the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with seating currently for six first class, 57 business class and 238 economy class passengers. The airline’s new business class, an enhancement of its already popular lie-flat seats, will be progressively introduced on the route.

Schedule (New Flights in Bold)

New York JFK to Hong Kong

CX845 … Departs @ 1:20 a.m. … Arrives @ 5:15 a.m. (+1)*

CX841 … Departs @ 10:05 a.m. … Arrives @ 2:05 p.m. (+1)

CX831 … Departs @ 2:55 p.m. … Arrives @ 7:00 p.m. (+1)

CX889 … Departs @ 10:40 p.m. … Arrives @ 6:55 a.m. (+2) via Vancouver

* Operates Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays starting March 28; Daily from May 2

Hong Kong to New York JFK

CX888 … Departs @ 12:30 a.m. … Arrives @ 7:00 a.m. via Vancouver

CX830 … Departs @ 9:20 a.m. … Arrives @ 1:10 p.m.

CX840 … Departs @ 4:10 p.m. … Arrives @ 8:05 p.m.

CX846 … Departs @ 6:30 p.m. … Arrives @ 10:25 p.m.

** ** Operates Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting March 27; Daily from May 1

New York JFK to Vancouver, British Columbia

CX889 … Departs @ 10:40 p.m. … Arrives @ 1:30 a.m. (+1)

Vancouver, British Columbia to New York JFK

CX888 … Departs @ 10:50 p.m. … Arrives @ 7:00 a.m. (+1)

All current flights also flown with the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Cathay Pacific Airways flies to Hong Kong from Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and – starting Sept. 1, 2011, Chicago – with onward connections throughout mainland China as well as Southeast Asia via Cathay or its sister carrier, Dragonair.