Cathay Pacific Airways would be relocating its operations at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) early this year. The Hong Kong-based carrier’s operations will be shifted to Terminal 8 from Terminal 7. British Airways is presently operating from Terminal 7. The relocating of operations will be effective from January 15, 2017.
Media reports said that with the relocation of operations the passengers of Cathay Pacific Airways would be able to make their onward journey with the help of a number of Oneworld carriers, of which the Hong Kong-based carrier is also a part. This would be particularly helpful to those who want to make onward connections through American Airlines without making transfers between terminals.
The lounges of American Airlines – Flagship Lounge and Admirals Club – in Terminal 8 are being currently revamped. However, media reports said that the airline’s Flagship Lounge has already been reopened and is now rechristened as the International First Class Lounge.
Meanwhile, in yet another development Cathay Pacific Airways has announced it would be upgrading its services to Manchester and London Gatwick this year with increased flight frequencies. The airline will now be increasing its frequencies to London Gatwick with a daily service effective from June 1, 2017. The airline is presently offering four-times per week flights to London Gatwick. It may be noted that the expanded service would be in addition to the airline’s current flights services to London Heathrow. The increased frequencies would now see Cathay Pacific operating a total of up to six flights daily, which would be more nonstop flights being currently operated by any other carrier between London and Hong Kong. Presently, Cathay Pacific Airways is operating 43 nonstop flights to the United Kingdom per week.
Cathay Pacific Airways will also be increasing its frequencies on Hong Kong-Manchester route. The airline will be adding a fifth weekly service on the route starting from June 2 this year. Moreover, the route will also be upgraded and served by Airbus A350-900 aircrafts. The route is until now being served with the help of Boeing 777-300ER aircrafts.