Cathay Pacific to Launch Nonstop Flights to Seattle in March 2019

The new four-times weekly service will see Seattle become the airline’s eighth passenger gateway in the United States, and its 10th in North America.

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Come March 31, 2019, Cathay Pacific will commence a new non-stop service to Seattle, effectively becoming the only airline that will directly link Hong Kong with the fastest growing city on the west coast of the United States.

The new four-times weekly service will see Seattle become the airline’s eighth passenger gateway in the United States, and its 10th in North America.

Currently, the airline 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.

Flights to Seattle will leave Hong Kong on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, whereas return flights will leave Seattle on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

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The Seattle route will be operated by the airline’s Airbus A350-900 aircraft, which features largely the same seat products as the A350-1000. The latter boasts brand-new economy-class seats but offers the same products in the premium economy and business class cabins as its predecessor.

That said, Cathay Pacific’s A350-900s are equipped with comfortable seating, an enhanced inflight entertainment system and Wi-Fi connectivity across business, premium economy and economy classes.

Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg said: “We are very pleased to be introducing Seattle and to provide more convenience and choice to our customers. 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.

“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.”

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