03 Nov 2016
November 3, 2016 (San Francisco, CA) – Media Advisory
CATHAY PACIFIC LAUNCHES FREIGHTER SERVICE TO PORTLAND, OREGON
WHAT: Cathay Pacific Airways today launched its twice-weekly scheduled freighter service to Portland International Airport (PDX), marking the Hong Kong-based airline’s 18th cargo station in the Americas.
The new Portland service operates on a Hong Kong - Anchorage - Los Angeles - Portland - Anchorage - Hong Kong routing every Thursday and Saturday, using Cathay Pacific’s newest and biggest freighter, the Boeing 747-8F. The service meets growing demand to move a wide range of commodities from the Pacific Northwest and the United States to various parts of Asia, providing shippers with greater choice and flexibility when connecting to Cathay Pacific’s international cargo network through the Hong Kong hub.
WHEN: Details of Cathay Pacific’s new Portland (PDX) freighter service are as follows: Hong Kong (HKG) – Anchorage (ANC) – Los Angeles (LAX) – Portland (PDX) – Anchorage (ANC) – Hong Kong (HKG)
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About Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific Airways flies daily to Hong Kong and beyond, including over 22 destinations in Mainland China, from six cities in the USA and two in Canada: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), Newark Liberty, San Francisco, Vancouver and Toronto; and offers cargo service to 18 cities in the Americas.
More information, including current fares and availability, may be found at cathaypacific.com/us, www.facebook.com/cathaypacificus, Twitter @CathayPacificUS or Instagram @CathayPacific. For North American reservations, dial toll-free: 1-888-233-ASIA.
About the Port of Portland
Established in 1891 by the Oregon legislature, the Port today owns four marine terminals, three airports (Portland International, Hillsboro, and Troutdale) and five business parks. The mission of the Port is to enhance the region’s economy and quality of life by providing efficient cargo and air passenger access to national and global markets, and by promoting industrial development. The most recent economic impact study shows that the Port generated 27,000 jobs, $1.8 billion in wages, salaries and consumption impacts, and nearly $171 million in state and local taxes in 2015. http://www2.portofportland.com/
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Julie Jarratt - Communications Manager, Americas 415.848.2006
Kama Simonds - Aviation Media Relations Manager, Port of Portland 503.415.6151