Cathay Pacific expands freighter service into Portland, OR

Cathay Pacific Airways has expanded its freighter services in the Americas, adding a twice-weekly scheduled service to Portland International Airport (PDX), beginning November 3, 2016, the company said.

The new Portland service will operate on a Hong Kong – Anchorage – Los Angeles – Portland – Anchorage – Hong Kong routing every Thursday and Saturday, using Cathay Pacific´s Boeing 747-8F. Port of Portland credits the support of its International Air Service Committee and regional businesses in attracting Cathay Pacific to PDX.

Cathay Pacific Airways flies daily to Hong Kong and beyond, including over 22 destinations in Mainland China, from six cities in the USA and two in Canada; and offers cargo service to 18 cities in the Americas.

Port of Portland owns four marine terminals, three airports (Portland International, Hillsboro, and Troutdale) and five business parks that generate 27,000 jobs, USD1.8 billion in wages, and nearly USD171 million in state and local taxes in 2015.