Cathay Celebrates 20 Years of Flying to Toronto


Champagne corks are certain to be popping onboard Cathay Pacific flights today (June 9) as the airline celebrates 20 years flying between Toronto and Hong Kong.

On June 9, 1994 Cathay Pacific was the first airline to offer fastest same-plane service with its three times weekly B747-400 flights between Toronto and Hong Kong, with a technical stopover in Anchorage. Over 20 years the airline has increased the number of passenger flights to 10 flights weekly, now non-stop and flown by the fuel-efficient Boeing 777-300ER ultra-long haul aircraft.

The airline also operates two times weekly all-freighter cargo service between Toronto and Hong Kong.

In celebration, Cathay Pacific is offering savings up to 35% off Business Class and up to 20% off Premium Economy Class airfares from Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa to select cities in Asia and Australia, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur and Bali. The specials are on sale through June 27 and available for departures (depending on the route) July 9 to Dec. 31, and Sept. 2 to Nov. 30. For fare details and bookings, visit .

Pictured, on June 9, 1994 Cathay Pacific’s first flight arrives at Toronto Pearson International Airport greeted by a traditional lion dance. (CNW Group/Cathay Pacific Airways)