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Cathay Pacific Offers More Choice and Flexibility for New York-Area Travel with Launch of Newark Service

13 Aug 2013

(San Francisco, CA)Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that it will launch a new daily service from Newark Liberty International Airport to Hong Kong on  March 1, 2014, subject to government approval. The new service will complement Cathay Pacific’s current four-times-daily service from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. The launch of the Newark service will provide more convenience and greater flexibility for passengers traveling to and from the New York metropolitan area.

The Newark service will be operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft featuring Cathay Pacific’s new cabin products, including the awarding-winning Business Class, Premium Economy Class and the new Economy Class seats. Together with the special service provided by Cathay Pacific’s cabin crew, recently named the “World’s Best Cabin Staff” by Skytrax, and a state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system in all classes, passengers will be provided with the best experience when they travel between Hong Kong and Newark.

Cathay Pacific Senior Vice President, Americas, Tom Owen said, “The introduction of Cathay Pacific’s Newark to Hong Kong service demonstrates our commitment to the New York Metropolitan area, which has been instrumental in the development of our North American operations.  We are dedicated to offering even more choice and flexibility for Tri-state residents, and we constantly raise the bar on our passengers’ experience through impeccable service, superior in-flight amenities and products.”

Newark will become Cathay Pacific’s fifth gateway in the United States, and seventh in North America. The airline currently serves Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver.

The flight schedule for Cathay Pacific’s Newark (EWR) service, effective March 1, 2014, will be as follows (all times local and subject to change):

Standard time:

Flight no

From

To

Departure/Arrival

Days of operation

CX899

EWR

HKG

0115/0600 +1 day

Daily

CX890

HKG

EWR

1820/2100

Daily

 Daylight saving time:

Flight no

From

To

Departure/Arrival

Days of operation

CX899

EWR

HKG

0150/0540 +1 day

Daily

CX890

HKG

EWR

1820/2200

Daily

 

ENDS

 

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.

Contact:
Julie Jarratt, Communications Manager, Americas
415.848.2006 or Julie_Jarratt@CathayPacific.com

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