Fly directly to the fastest growing city in the West Coast starting March 2019.
Cathay Pacific will be offering a new nonstop flight service from Hong Kong to scenic Seattle in Northern America starting March 31, 2019. This makes Cathay Pacific the only airline that will directly link Hong Kong with the fastest-growing city in the United States West Coast.
Dubbed as the “The Emerald City,” Seattle is the fourth largest export market in the United States and a thriving tech hub, home to a burgeoning startup scene. Megabrands Amazon, Microsoft and Starbucks are all headquartered here, while Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, is synonymous with the city and has its commercial aircraft manufacturing base in nearby Everett.
Seattle is also a fantastic place to visit for discerning travelers. Known for its year-round greenery, the city offers beautiful and lush hiking trails for lovers of the outdoors, as well as magnificent views of Puget Sound, Lake Washington and Mount Rainier from the observation deck atop Seattle’s iconic Space Needle (which, in itself, a setting for many romantic movie scenes).
The city is also celebrated for its quality dining options, with fresh seafood the cuisine of choice in its vibrant Pike Place Market community in the heart of downtown. There are also museums and attractions aplenty, with the Seattle Children’s Museum, the Woodland Park Zoo, the Seattle Aquarium and the city’s famous Museum of Flight providing great days out for all the family.
“We are very pleased to be introducing Seattle and to provide more convenience and choice to our customers. There are strong business, trade, and cultural ties between Hong Kong and the city and we believe there will be considerable demand for both business and leisure travel on this new route,” said Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Officer Rupert Hogg.
There’s nothing like flying with the world’s premier airline as Cathay Pacific will be traversing Seattle four times a week through the state-of-the-art aircraft Airbus A350-900, one of the quietest and most environmentally friendly aircraft in the sky. Apart from a relaxing ambiance, it also offers comfortable seating, an enhanced in-flight entertainment system, and Wi-Fi connectivity across all cabin classes.
“We have developed a significant presence in the United States and the launch of Seattle not only reaffirms our commitment to the important North American market but also to strengthening Hong Kong’s status as Asia’s largest international aviation hub,” Hogg added.
The carrier’s expansion strategy aims to connect its home city Hong Kong, one of the most innovative cities in Asia, to other booming tech hubs worldwide. Cathay Pacific continues to soar with nine new destinations to be unveiled this year. Seattle will become the airline’s eighth passenger gateway in the United States, and its 10th in North America. Cathay Pacific currently serves Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), New York (Newark), San Francisco, Toronto, and Vancouver, while a new flight service to Washington, DC, will commence on September 15, 2018.