Cathay Pacific Airways announced that it will commence a new four-times-weekly non-stop service from Boston Logan International Airport to Hong Kong on May 3, 2015, subject to government approval.

The new service will link New England and Hong Kong directly for the first time, and marks Cathay Pacific’s sixth gateway in the United States, and eighth in North America. The airline, which was recently named “World’s Best Airline” in the 2014 annual Skytrax World Airline Awards™, currently serves Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), Newark, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver. 2014 saw a huge increase in capacity, with the launch of a daily Newark service, the addition of a fourth daily flight from Los Angeles, and three additional flights per week from Chicago.

The importance of the only nonstop Boston – Hong Kong service goes beyond just linking Boston with this key Asian business and tourism World City,” said Cathay Pacific Senior Vice President, Americas, Tom Owen. “We are also opening up the greater New England region to connect with numerous Asian cities, including over 22 destinations in Mainland China, as well as key economic and tourism hubs throughout Southeast Asia, such as Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Bali, and Hanoi. This new service means that flying times from Boston will now be significantly reduced to this region. With our award-winning product and services, New England customers will be able to experience a truly premium international travel experience, whatever their class of travel.”

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A view of Hong Kong

“The doors of Massachusetts are open to the world, and we are eager both to strengthen existing global relationships and to build new ones,” said Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. “This new service will allow us to continue to expand on these efforts and more easily connect and collaborate with innovators, inventors and investors in the Asian market. I thank Cathay Pacific and Massport for their leadership and partnership.”   

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Great Business Class aboard Cathay Pacific

The total origin-destination market between Boston and Hong Kong, plus the 44 Asian cities accessed via Cathay Pacific / Dragonair’s Hong Kong hub, represented over 331,000 passengers and $332 million revenue annually in 2013. Boston is the largest U.S.-Hong Kong market without nonstop service. More than 53,000 passengers flew between Logan and Hong Kong in 2013.

The Boston service will be operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft featuring Cathay Pacific’s renowned cabin products, including the newly-refreshed First Class; awarding-winning Business Class; the newest cabin class, Premium Economy; and the new long-haul Economy Class. Together with the exceptional service provided by Cathay Pacific’s award-winning cabin crew and a state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system in all classes, passengers will be provided with the best possible travel experience when they fly between Boston and Hong Kong.

The international flag carrier of Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific Airways operates 111 flights per week to Hong Kong and beyond, including over 22 destinations in Mainland China, from five cities in the USA and two in Canada: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), Newark Liberty, San Francisco, Vancouver and Toronto; and offers cargo flights to 15 cities across the Americas using the latest 747-8 freighter fleet. Cathay Pacific is a member of the oneworld alliance.

Cathay Pacific Airways was awarded the “World’s Best Airline” honor in the 2014 annual Skytrax World Airline Awards™ for a record fourth time – the only airline to achieve such a feat – with more than 18 million airline passengers from around the world voting for their favourite travel experiences.