Cathay Pacific Airways has announced that its daily flight from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Hong Kong will switch from a Boeing 777-300ER to an Airbus A350-900 operation beginning on October 29, 2017, the company said.
One of 16 A350-900s delivered to the airline since its launch in 2016, the aircraft features a refreshed Business Class cabin as well as new Premium Economy Class and Economy Class seats.
The A350 will also be deployed on one of three daily San Francisco — Hong Kong flights beginning on the very same day. The airline´s four flights per day from New York´s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) will continue to be operated by Boeing 777-300ER, which make up the majority of Cathay Pacific´s ultra long-haul fleet.
CX899 departs daily at 1:10am, arriving in Hong Kong the following day at 5:00am. This early morning arrival allows passengers to connect with every Cathay Pacific flight across Asia — including Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, and over 22 gateways in mainland China — without a lengthy layover in Hong Kong. The return flight, CX890, departs Hong Kong at 6:00pm (local time), arriving in Newark at 9:40pm (same day).
Cathay Pacific has taken delivery of 16 A350-900 aircraft, with an additional six on firm order, and 26 firm orders of the A350-1000.
Cathay Pacific Airways offers over 100 flights per week to Hong Kong and beyond, including over 22 destinations in Mainland China, from six cities in the USA and two in Canada: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), Newark Liberty, San Francisco, Vancouver and Toronto.