Cathay Pacific will commence a new non-stop service from Seattle Tacoma International Airport on April 1, 2019, becoming the only airline that will directly link Hong Kong with the fastest-growing city on the West Coast.
The four-times-weekly service will see Seattle become the airline’s eighth passenger gateway in the United States, and its 10th in North America. Cathay currently serves Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), New York (Newark), San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver. A new Cathay Pacific service to Washington, DC will commence on Sept. 16.
Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Officer Rupert Hogg said the Seattle route, which will be operated by the airline’s Airbus A350-900 aircraft, underscores the airline’s expansion strategy to connect new destinations not otherwise served from Hong Kong – and to link its home, one of the most innovative cities in Asia, with tech hubs the world over.