SOURCE: Cathay Pacific Airways

Cathay Pacific Airways

October 08, 2013 09:00 ET

Cathay Pacific to Add Fourth Daily Service From Los Angeles, Increase Flight Frequency From Chicago

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - October 08, 2013) - Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that it will add a fourth daily direct flight from Los Angeles to Hong Kong on June 1, 2014 and three additional direct flights from Chicago to Hong Kong on August 2, 2014, bringing the number of flights from the Windy City to 10 per week (subject to government approval).

These additional services demonstrate Cathay Pacific's ongoing commitment to expanding connectivity between North America and Asia, providing more scheduling flexibility and greater customer choice.

These additional North American flights come on top of Cathay Pacific's recent announcement that it will launch a daily direct service from Newark to Hong Kong on March 1, 2014. This will complement the airline's current four-times-daily service from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. Cathay Pacific also operates two daily flights from San Francisco.

Cathay Pacific Senior Vice President, Americas, Tom Owen, said, "There is an essential reason why we've increased flight frequencies from two of our US gateways -- customer demand. Customers have repeatedly told us that they wanted more choice in departure times and connections, so we are delivering just that.

"The new Chicago - Hong Kong flights will offer much improved connections to our Asia network -- including over 22 destinations in mainland China and six in India -- and the morning departure from Hong Kong to Los Angeles will give passengers the option of a morning arrival into the city, with a range of onward connections to other US cities. Additionally, the launch of our Newark - Hong Kong service on March 1, 2014, will provide more convenience and greater flexibility for passengers traveling to and from the New York metropolitan area.

"US travelers love flying to Asia with Cathay Pacific for many reasons: from our award-winning cabin crew to our inflight products and catering -- both in the air and on the ground in our fabulous airport lounges -- and now they have more opportunities to join us onboard."

The fourth Los Angeles frequency will be operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, with a consistent product offering of First, Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class seats and Cathay Pacific's award-winning cabin services. Also operated by Boeing 777-3000ER aircraft, all Chicago flights offer Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class products.

Details of the new flights are included in the schedule below (all times local):

LOS ANGELES (LAX) (June 2014, subject to government approval)

Flight no From To Departure/Arrival Days of operation
CX883 LAX HKG 2355/0545+2 Daily
CX881 LAX HKG 0115/0700+1 Daily
CX885 LAX HKG 1255/1855+1 Daily
CX893* LAX HKG 0940/1525+1 Daily
CX880 HKG LAX 2340/2155 Daily
CX882 HKG LAX 1625/1435 Daily
CX884 HKG LAX 1255/1110 Daily
CX892* HKG LAX 0930/0755 Daily

* Newly added flights. To commence on June 1, 2014.

CHICAGO (ORD) (August 2014, subject to government approval)

Flight no
From
To
Departure/Arrival
Days of operation
CX807 ORD HKG 1530/2020+1 Daily
CX801* ORD HKG 0115/0550+1 Wed, Fri, Sun
CX806 HKG ORD 1155/1350 Daily
CX802* HKG ORD 1825/2020 Tue, Thu, Sat

* Newly added flights. To commence on August 2, 2014.

About Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific Airways flies daily to Hong Kong and beyond, including over 22 destinations in Mainland China, from Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), and San Francisco. More information, including current fares and availability, may be found by visiting the airline's website at cathaypacific.com/us, Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cathaypacificus, or Twitter handle @CathayPacificUS. For North American reservations, dial toll-free: 1-888-678-9978.

Cathay Pacific Airways was awarded the "World's Best Cabin Staff" and "Best Transpacific Airline" honors in the 2013 annual Skytrax World Airline Awards™ programme, with more than 18 million airline passengers from around the world voting for their favourite travel experiences.

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