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Cathay Pacific to open Washington D.C. flights

Released at: 10:50, 10/01/2018

Cathay Pacific to open Washington D.C. flights

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Four flights a week from Hong Kong to US capital to begin in September.

by Khanh Chi

Cathay Pacific will connect Hong Kong with the US capital Washington D.C. for the first time later this year, as it continues to grow its network by launching pioneering non-stop routes.

The airline will commence a four-times-weekly service to D.C. in September, which will complement its existing routes to the East Coast, including Boston and New York’s John F Kennedy and Newark airports.

It also presents opportunities for local and foreign passengers flying from Vietnam to Washington D.C. with a transit in Hong Kong. Apart from existing destinations in US, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Boston, the new D.C. flights will give passengers more options in travel between Vietnam and the US. Cathay Pacific now has 19 flights from Ho Chi Minh City, 12 from Hanoi, and seven from Da Nang to Hong Kong.

The service to Dulles International Airport would be the longest on the Cathay Pacific network in terms of distance, at 8,150 miles (around 13,000 km), and will be operated by the all-new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft.

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