Hong Kong-Canada Business Association

Hong Kong-Canada Business Association

October 15, 2014 10:08 ET

Media Invitation: Hong Kong-Canada Business Association Calgary Section Celebrates New Cathay Pacific Freighter Service from Calgary to Hong Kong

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 15, 2014) -

Hong Kong-Canada Business Association

Calgary Section

NEWS RELEASE AND MEDIA INVITATION

Hong Kong-Canada Business Association celebrates new "Bridge Across the Pacific" with Calgary's Business Elite!

Join us in commemoration of the launch of Cathay Pacific Freighter Service from Calgary to Hong Kong

The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association will welcome Cathay Pacific Airways and Calgary's business leaders on Thursday, October 16th at 12 noon at the Fairmont Palliser, Alberta Ballroom to commemorate the launch of twice-weekly dedicated freighter service from Calgary to Hong Kong.

Join representatives from the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, the Government of Alberta, Calgary Economic Development and the Calgary Airport Authority in welcoming this new economic and commercial "bridge" to Hong Kong and beyond.

A Keynote Address will be delivered by Tom Owen, Senior Vice President, Americas for Cathay Pacific Airways focusing on "Hong Kong & Cathay Pacific: Continuing a Successful Journey" and the relevance to Alberta's vibrant energy-focused economy.

Calgary's addition to Cathay Pacific's cargo network brings the total number of freighter destinations it serves in North America to 14. The new service will further strengthen the airline's presence in Canada, and offer customers more choice and greater flexibility when transporting commodities to and from Asia.

The Calgary service will be operated by the airlines largest and most technologically advanced commercial freighter, the Boeing 747-8, which will fly machinery and perishables direct from Calgary to Hong Kong to connect with Cathay Pacific's extensive Asian network.

Cathay Pacific will now be able to provide one of the fastest and most convenient ways to move time-sensitive freight from the Prairie region, cutting down on time spent in transit, resulting in reduced handling costs for our customers.

Cathay Pacific currently operates freighter services to 44 destinations around the world. The airline has 13 Boeing 747-8F aircraft in its fleet, with one more on order for delivery in 2016.

About Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific offers 10 flights weekly non-stop between Toronto and Hong Kong, 14 flights weekly non-stop between Vancouver and Hong Kong, and daily non-stop service between Vancouver and New York (JFK), plus dedicated cargo freighter service to Hong Kong from Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. The airline is a member of the oneworld™ alliance and a partner in Asia Miles, a leading Travel Reward Program.

About Hong Kong-Canada Business Association

The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association is one of the largest bi-lateral trade associations in Canada with approximately 1,300 members in 8 active Sections in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Atlantic - together with strong dynamic connections to 33 similar trade groups in 24 countries around the world through the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide.

Contact Information

  • Hong Kong-Canada Business Association
    Richard Gotfried
    587-893-0168