From March 2, 2012, Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways will offer more than 6,300 seats a week between the two cities.

Beginning March 2, 2012, Cathay Pacific Airways will increase its service frequency between Los Angeles and Hong Kong to three nonstop flights daily.

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways will then offer more than 6,300 seats a week between the two cities.


“We believe it’s the right time to foster more business travel abroad, especially to places like mainland China and Vietnam, where many growth opportunities exist for forward-thinking companies,” says Scott Mowrer, senior vice president, Americas for Cathay Pacific Airways.

Cathay Pacific currently offers 17 flights per week between Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

The Boeing 777-300ER forms the backbone of Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways' long-haul fleet. The airline has 64 of the type in service and on order

The additional Los Angeles-Hong Kong round-trips will be operated by Boeing 777-300ERs. Cathay Pacific currently configures its 777-300ERs serving Los Angeles with six First Class suites, 57 Business Class seats (which convert to fully flat beds) and 238 Economy Class seats with individual personal entertainment systems.

Cathay Pacific is in the process of introducing an enhanced Business Class seat that will bring additional comfort and functionality for passengers. The new Business Class will be progressively introduced on Los Angeles flights as more new Boeing 777-300ERs join Cathay Pacific’s fleet and current aircraft are retrofitted.

The additional four frequencies on the Los Angeles-Hong Kong route will come on Cathay Pacific’s afternoon departure, CX885. The new flights will depart Los Angeles at 11:25 a.m. PST and arrive at Hong Kong at 6:45 p.m. HKT the next day. (Departure will be at 12:25 PDT when daylight saving time returns on March 11, 2012.)

In the other direction, flight CX884, will leave Hong Kong at 1:05 p.m. HKT and arrive at Los Angeles at 9:40 a.m. PST. (Arrival will be at 10:40 a.m. PDT after the time change.)

For more information on Cathay Pacific’s additional Los Angeles flights, visit the airline’s website at www.cathaypacific.com/us.

Cathay Pacific Airways currently flies daily to Hong Kong from Los Angeles, New York JFK and San Francisco. The airline will also begin serving Chicago O’hare International Airport on September 1.

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