Agents' Choice 2020

CX CELEBRATES 30

Today (May 1) is a special day for Cathay Pacific as the airline marks 30 years of non-stop service between Vancouver and Hong Kong. Thirty 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 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’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 Vancouver. Today, 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. In celebration, Cathay Pacific is 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 further details, visit http://www.facebook.com/cathaypacificCA .

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