30 years of non-stop service between Vancouver and Hong Kong
VANCOUVER, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - On May 1, 2013, Cathay Pacific marks 30
years of non-stop service between Vancouver and Hong Kong. 30 years
ago, with the launch of two non-stop flights weekly, Vancouver became
the airline's first destination in Canada (and North America). Flying a
Boeing 747-200, Cathay Pacific pioneered a new trend in commercial
aviation being the first airline to fly the route non-stop.
Since that time, Cathay Pacific has increased its Vancouver to Hong Kong
flights from two a week to two a day, including the addition of a
dedicated Cargo freighter service.
The Vancouver/Hong Kong route has played a pivotal role in Cathay
Pacific's history and success. In 1992, it was the airline's first
route to institute non-smoking flights and, in 1997, the first Cabin
Crew Base, outside of its headquarters in Hong Kong, opened in
After 30 Years and countless industry awards, Cathay Pacific now flies
twice daily non-stop between Vancouver and Hong Kong, daily non-stop
between Vancouver and New York and 10 non-stop flights weekly between
Toronto and Hong Kong. All flights are flown by Boeing 777-300ER
aircraft equipped with First Class* (*select Vancouver flights only),
Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class cabins configured to
provide more personal space for passengers, all of whom receive Cathay
Pacific's award-winning Service Straight from the Heart.
In celebration of 30 Years in Canada, Cathay Pacific is now inviting
fans to share their personal memories, or images, of the airline on
its' Canada Facebook page. Eligible entries will get a chance to win
tickets to Hong Kong. For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/cathaypacificCA.
About Cathay Pacific Canada
Cathay Pacific offers twice daily non-stop flights between Vancouver and
Hong Kong, daily non-stop flights between Vancouver and New York and 10
non-stop flights weekly between Toronto and Hong Kong. Also, from the
convenient hub of Hong Kong, the airline offers seamless connections to
an extensive network in Greater Asia, including 22 cities in Mainland
China (operated by sister airline, Dragonair).
More information, visit www.cathaypacific.com/ca
Connect with Cathay Pacific Canada on Facebook www.facebook.com/cathaypacificCA
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SOURCE: Cathay Pacific Airways
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