Hong Kong’s flagship carrier Cathay Pacific Airways recently announced it is planning to increase the frequencies of its flights being currently operated to North America. Media reports quoted a spokesperson of airline as saying that the number of flights to Boston from Hong Kong would be increased effective from March 26, 2017. The airline plans to convert the route to a daily service with three more additional weekly services.
According to the reports, Cathay Pacific Airways would also be increasing the number of flights to Vancouver after two days on March 28 next year. The airline is presently offering 14 times flights per week, which will be increased to 17 flights every week. The airline would be deploying its new Airbus A350 aircraft to operate flights between Hong Kong and Vancouver.
Ivan Chu, Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific Airways, said, “The airline is delighted to strengthen its flights services to Vancouver and Boston to fulfill the ever increasing demand for leisure and business travel. This also shows the airline’s commitment to the North American market as well. It’s equally a great moment for the airline as it will be launching its new Airbus A350 aircraft to conduct flights services to Vancouver next year.”
North America is being presently served with above 100 weekly flights services from Hong Kong by Cathay Pacific Airways. Apart from Vancouver and Boston, other destinations being served in North America include Toronto, San Francisco, Newark Liberty, New York JFK, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Meanwhile, Cathay Pacific Airways had in August this year announced the launch of its enhanced baggage policy, which is designed to offer benefits to the customers with lower excess baggage fees and increased check-in allowances. The revised weight system policy now allows the customers to carry additional 10 kg of free check-in baggage. This is applicable in all travel classes of the airline, and come into effect since September 15, 2016.